A longer than expected day hike!

A day hike from Lakuri bhanjyang to Godavari turned out longer than expected. This happened because of an unanticipated Pani Puja/Jatra that ensued at Godavari leading us to lengthen our hike another four or more kilometres all the way to Hari Siddhi. This was also partly due to the extended breaks the group took along the way and three stragglers (me included) who always fell behind.

World database on protected areas revamped

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), managed by the World Conservation Monitoring Center, maintains a list of protected areas from the world over. A joint project of the United Nations Environment Program and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, this initiative provided scientists & conservationists free data (Protected area boundaries among others) and information on different protected areas for non-commercial use.