Kas plateau is closed for visitors from 16th October 2017 as flowering is reduced.

KAS Plateau Conservation

What we as NGO / Person

Should do

Can Do


Why?

  • Remember that the plateau has many rare, endangered and threatened, unique plant species, found no where in the world other than this place. It is our responsibility to protect these and avoid extinction.
  • If we take care of the plateau and enjoy the beauty, without hurting it, it will be there for years to come for our enjoyment as well as for our next generations.
  • It is prestigious World Heritage site, recognized by world community as unique place. Damage to it will be shameful to us as a country.
  • Let us not only put all responsibility on the shoulders of government, but own some responsibility of conservation.

AS a NGO

  • Avoid trips to Kas till conservation management plan is in force by Forest department (this year)
  • If still you plan a trip
    -Take permits and Pay the fees decided by Government departments. -Brief all tourists with you about:
    • Uniqueness of the plateau and the its bio diversity.
    • the care they need to take while on plateau.
    • Organize sufficient escorts with the group, preferably one for every 10 people.
    • See that the tourists with you follow the rules of care and do not behave harmful to the plateau and its biodiversity.
  • Follow the traffic discipline, to reduce the air pollution, which increases with indiscipline. Avoid horns.
  • Even if you see some one other than your group behaving harmful to plateau, show the courage to talk and convince people to behave well. As a group, you can do it better than any individual
  • Do not take your vehicle even if no body is there to stop your vehicle before the plateau. Park your vehicle at parking places well before the plateau, and take your group on foot on the plateau
  • Do not take your vehicle even if no body is there to stop your vehicle before the plateau. Park your vehicle at parking places well before the plateau, and take your group on foot on the plateau
  • Limit your timing on the plateau, so as to avoid over crowding and thus the ill effects of over crowding on the plateau.

As an Individual

  • Do not walk on the plants, flower beds.
  • Do not pluck any plant, flowers. Remember, the plants can survive at the unique ambient of this plateau, and can not be grown in your garden.
  • Do not litter. Do not throw the plastic bottles, food wrappers or any sort of plastic/ papers/ chocolate wrappers/ Gutkha pouches on the plateau.
  • Avoid eating on the plateau. Do not throw and food items, chewing gum etc. on the plateau. It is harmful for the various fauna/ beetles, pollinating bees etc.
  • Avoid use of any music systems, however small it may be. We are here to see the wonder of nature, and need not follow things we do in cities daily.
  • Avoid microphotography, going too close to the flowers. If doing microphotography, be sure, you are not harming plants around, by putting feet on them/ knees on them.
  • Do not take your vehicles on the plateau. The smoke of vehicles is damaging element for the plants. Also the seeds foreign to the plateau get introduced through the tires of the vehicles, which are threats to the unique flora of the plateau.
  • Do not kill any animal of the plateau including snakes and scorpions. Just take care from and of them.
  • Be careful while driving, avoid any road kill of any animal.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks on the plateau.
  • Avoid smoking on the plateau, which also adds to the litter and pollution, though at small level.
  • Avoid staying on the plateau between 6 pm to 6 am. Let the wild life have their space and privacy during night time at least.
  • If you find some one damaging, plucking the plants/ flowers, sitting on the plants, be bold and do resist him/ her in good convincing words. If he is not in mood to listen to you, draw the attention of forest guard around.

Scientists and Study tours and an individuals

  • It is illegal to collect any samples of flora or fauna from the plateau, without prior permission from the forest department. You may be fined heavily or prosecuted if you are found collecting anything.

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