Ananth Hegde Ashisara
Fight to protect Western Ghat
Ashisara is involved in protection of environment, especially, Western Ghats, a World Heritage site and he is Chairman, Western Ghat Task Force. He is also convenor of Vriksh Laksha Andolan, a group of people from Malenadu dedicated to protect environment. He is involved in people's movement against mining activities in and around Ambaragudda hill range of Western Ghats located in Shimoga District, Karnataka.
He has put efforts to get arboreal heritage tag to 10 old trees of Karnataka, which include Big Banyan tree, Bangalore (400 years old), Adansonia digitata - Malvaceae, Bijapur Taluk (600 years old), "Pilali" tree Ficus micro corpus, Banavasi, Uttara Kannada etc. He expressed concern over safety of nuclear energy in the wake of damage experienced by nuclear power projects in Japan tsunami (2010).
- "10 ancient trees named arboreal heritage". Deccan Herald (Bangalore). 4 August. Retrieved 5 OCtober 2012.
- Special, Correspondent (17 August 2005). "Andolan seeks restoration of ban on mining at Ambargudda". Bangalore: The Hindu. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- Pinto, Stanley. "Task force concerned". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
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