Action to be taken against forest fires on Kaas plateau-satara(WHS-hotspot)

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The Kaas Plateau, also known as the Kaas Pathar or Kas Sadas, is a plateau situated 25 kilometres west fromSatara city in Maharashtra, India.It falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats, and it became a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012.

It is a biodiversity hotspot known for various types of seasonal wild flowers bloom and numerous species of endemic butterflies annually in the months of August and September..

Due to human interference,this site has suffered through forest fires .since Dec,2017 .two incidents of forest fires have taken place on the plateau.But yet there is no action taken against it for future prevention.

This matters for me because it is an area of biodiversity hotspot and also an spot for ecotourism.Both of these are hampered due to this incident.If necessary action is not taken by respective authorities,then endangered status of species might change to extinct.also 39 endemic species may become extinct.

We are hopeful for a change..this platform will certainly provide it.let us join for conserving our nature.



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