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Couple Buys 300 Acres Of ‘Wasteland’ To Create India’s First Private Wildlife Sanctuary

In order to restore the wildlife, a couple had bought 300 Acres of barren land and turned it into a beautiful wildlife sanctuary. We often talk about the reducing forests and its grave effect on wildlife. How many of us actually does something about it? Very few.

Pamela and Anil K Malhotra, have bought a huge amount of land in Karnataka, 300 acres of land is denuded and not used for agricultural purposes. Thus, they decided to turn it into the home for the wild friends. It's a bio-diverse rainforest which consists of hundreds of animals and birds. This first private wildlife sanctuary of India is a must visit.

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Couple Buys 300 Acres Of 'Wasteland' To Create India's First Private Wildlife Sanctuary

Couple Buys 300 Acres Of 'Wasteland' To Create India's First Private Wildlife Sanctuary

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SAI

SAI

The sanctuary is named as SAI which is an abbreviation for Save Animals Initiative.

Knowing the surroundings

Knowing the surroundings

It's situated in Kodagu district of Karnataka. The mountain range of Brahmagiri in Western Ghats houses SAI.

A look at the inhabitants

A look at the inhabitants

The sanctuary had more than 300 kinds of birds. It also houses animals like deer, snakes, leopards, tigers, elephants and other creatures. Moreover, there are some rare and threatened animal species who have found comfort and safety in this place.

Something special

Something special

There is 700 years old tree, it proudly flaunts the different animals and birds which have made it their home.

Starting of journey

Starting of journey

In 1991, they were visiting this part of the country when one of their friends sold them their wasteland. It was not fit for growing coffee. They were settled in the USA, but a new idea entered their life. They wanted to transform the useless land into something purposeful.

Building the dream

Building the dream

Since then, they started buying land in the area, whenever they got a chance. Little by little they replaced the 'wasteland' with this beautiful sanctuary. They allowed the forest to regenerate and take its own course.

The present picture

The present picture

Besides animals and birds, the sanctuary also has trees with medicinal value. Naturalists and scientists from all over the world visit SAI Sanctuary to conduct research.

Keeping safe

Keeping safe

The local villagers often indulged in hunting and poaching. That used to be a problem but they asked the villagers why kill the animals when they worshiped Hanuman and Ganesha? It worked and since then they have faced fewer problems.

Word of advice:

Word of advice:

They are trying to convince the large corporate to buy the lands and flourish the forest.

A look at nature and more!

Hope you enjoy the little treat.

A short journey!

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