Dr. Sandeep Das, delving into the significance of the results, emphasized the pressing need for comprehensive studies on these reptilian species. He advocated for a broader outreach, addressing myths and fears, to ensure that these ecological treasures are revered and protected.
Echoing this sentiment, DFO Smt. Shajna A emphasized the role these species play, from regulating insect populations to acting as environmental indicators, and championed a holistic approach to their conservation.
South Wayanad’s recent exploration showcases not just its biodiversity but also sets a benchmark for collaborative conservation. This survey transcends mere numbers, fostering respect for the rich tapestry of life that shares our planet.
For further insights or collaborations, please reach out to:
– Shajna A, DFO South Wayanad: +91 94953 67626
– Dr. Sandeep Das: +91 6282897824
– Dr. Rajkumar KP: +91 9747378086
– Mr. Clince P Jose, Wildlife Biologist: +91 8129554239