Bedoor forest ( Akacheri vanam / Akacheri forest / Akkachery kadu / Akkachery vanam ) is a small portion of reserve forest which spreads to more than 900 acres mostly in West Eeri Panchayath of Parappa block in Kasaragod district.It is part of the western ghats.It is still a safe habitat for various kinds of birds including peacocks, deers,boars and monkeys ;and a wide variety of other flora and fauna.
Farmers living close to the forest have complaints about the wild boars which enter into the farms at night and destroy the farms.There is poaching going on now and then according to local people here.
The menace of dumping waste in the forest is another serious issue revealed in this study. The link road from Kamballur to Cheemeni-Kakkadavu -Odakolly road passes through the middle of the forest.There is no check post on any side of the forest.There is a beverage shop in the nearby town Cherupuzha and boozers come in bikes or autos to the forest frequently even at day time to enjoy themselves, breaking up bottles and leaving the waste inside the forest .
Moreover the waste materials after every feast in the local area are also reported to be carried to the heart of the forest and dumped in the place .The forest officials must be convinced about the gravity of the situation.-Radhakrishnan .C. K
K P ACHUTHAN MASTER-"THERE IS A NEED FOR CLOSE MONITORING"
SAJEEVAN VAIDYAR-"IT IS OUR DUTY TO SAFEGUARD THE FOREST"
SHIKHIN T V-"IF WE ARE CARELESS. A DAY WILL COME WHEN WE NEED OXYGEN PARLOUSRS.WE(THE YOUTH) WILL SUPPORT YOU IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR A GREEN EARTH."
ARCHANA-."THE SITUAION IS ALARMING.THE FOREST WILL BE DESTROYED SOON."
ARJUN-"People must stop throwing away waste into the forest."
MUBEENA-".cannot understand why people are doing this."
NAYANA KAMAL-"THIS FOREST IS A BLESSING .WE HAVE TO PROTECT IT"
ELIZABETH-"We must think of a campaign to create awareness in the people"
ZUWAIBA M C.-"Every one speaks about loving Nature and look at what they are doing!"
ANAND R-(VOL.CAPTAIN)"WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE AKACHERI VANAM..... LIKE WHAT THE CHILDREN HAD DONE IN THE FILM 'DAVASOOTHRAM'"
BAIJU K.P,TEACHER COORDINATOR,NALLAPADHAM.CLUB-"WE CAN NOT LEAVE THIS PLACE FOR THE MERCY OF BOOZERS.WHEN YOU GROW UP,YOU SHOULD NOT BEHAVE LIKE THOSE BOOOZERS.WE WILL TRY TO GIVE A MESSAGE TO THE SOCIETY.WE WILL WORK OUT A SYSTEM FOR MONITOING THIS FOREST"
RIYA JOY-".We must act against this attempt to endanger the ecology.A man who walks away from Nature is making his heart harder.(quotes Tolstoy)"
Bedoor forest in 2012
Bedoor forest is southern part of the Western ghats
Ghats yields new limbless amphibian(http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/ghats-yields-new-limbless-amphibian/article7171982.ece)Thiruvananthapuram: May 05, 2015 00:00 IST
A team of scientists from the Government College, Chittur, Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB), and Natural History Museum, London, have reported the discovery of a new species of caecilian (limbless) amphibian from the southern part of the Western Ghats.
The new species, named Gegeneophis tejaswini after the Tejaswini river in north Kerala, is the 12th Gegeneophis species discovered from the Western Ghats and the fourth from Kerala.
Caecilians are limbless subterranean amphibians found in wet tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Of the 204 caecilian species reported so far, some resemble snakes while others look like worms.
Over two years
The scientists collected the specimens over a period of two years from 2008 from Bedoor village bordering the Kamballur reserve forest, near Cheemeni, in Kasaragod district.
All the eight specimens were dug out from the soil in home gardens bordering plantations and the reserve forest.
The species is nearly blind, with the eye covered by bone. The identification of the species has been confirmed by the Natural History Museum.
The team of scientists including K. Ramachandran from the Government College, Chittoor; Mark Wilson from the Natural History Museum; and Oommen V. Oommen, Chairman, KSBB, have published the finding in the latest edition of Zootaxa, an international journal on zoological taxonomy.
Measuring 135 mm to 224 mm in length, the specimens are pinkish in colour and easily mistaken for earthworms.
According to the authors, people usually fail to recognise caecilian amphibians because of their secretive underground life and superficial similarity to earthworms.
Given that G.tejaswini is known only from a small series of specimens from a single locality and that very little is known of its general ecology and nothing of its reproductive biology, the authors have proposed that the species be classified as Data Deficient under IUCB criteria.
They surmise that the species is not abundant in the region, considering that 39 man hours of digging in localities 20 km from the site failed to yield additional specimens.
According to the paper, the discovery of G.tejaswini reinforces the perception that the Western Ghats region of northern Kerala and southern Karnataka is particularly diverse for caecilians.
(This is taken from a report APPPEARED IN THE HINDU )