Ananth Hegde Ashisara

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Ananth Hegde Ashisara is an environmentalist from Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India and Chairman, Western Ghats Task Force.

Fight to protect Western Ghat[edit]

Ashisara is involved in protection of environment, especially Western Ghats, a World Heritage site and he is Chairman, Western Ghat Task Force.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1] He expressed concern over safety of nuclear energy in the wake of damage experienced by nuclear power projects in Japan tsunami (2010).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "10 ancient trees named arboreal heritage". Deccan Herald (Bangalore). 4 August 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Andolan seeks restoration of ban on mining at Ambargudda". Hindu. 17 August 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Pinto, Stanley. "Task force concerned". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2012.