Talk:Silent Valley National Park

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Collaboration of the Month[edit]

This article is selected as the Collaboration of the Month (March 2007) on WP:WINDPA. Please contribute to it and join the working group.


Add tasks, cross out when complete.
Use sections belowas a Sandbox for eventual merge with main article.


Here ray 12:07, 5 March 2007 (UTC) A cleaner version is Here, page 79-Marcus 02:16, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Good find! Sorry I can't do great svg like [Image:Kaziranga-National-Park-map-en-mod.svg]--Marcus 18:44, 5 March 2007 (UTC)


copy edit: could flow better without removing content. Reformatted 3/24/07


break into physical and political, add topo map,


Graphs of monthly rain and temp. Can someone access this article[1]. Also need similiar rainfall data and monthly graph made up. Perhaps one graph to display both rain and temp.


needs expert clarification on which tribes and degree of their foraging, NTFP collection and employment in the park. Also, Tribal customs and beliefs, Taboos and religious practices.


compile censuses of all:


79 sp. of birds


23 sp. of mammals


110 species of butterflies, 400 moth species

Saha S.K. (1986) Ground beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Silent Valley (Kerala, India).


9 species of lizards, Indian monitor, 11 species of snakes Indian rock python, King cobra, catsnakes, brown whipsnakes, burrowing snakes Uropeltidae, flying snakes, pit vipers,


19 sp. of amphibians:Bufo silentvalleyensis, Bufo parientalis, Ceacilians, Pedostibes tuberculosus, Ansonia rubigina
Find copy of: Pillai, R.S. 1986. Amphibian fauna of Silent Valley, Kerala, S. India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 84(1-4): 229-242.
List of amphibians of India


57 sp. of fishes
Get copies of:(2000)The detailed study regarding the fishes of. the Silent Valley was carried out by Devi Rema and Indira...,
and: Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)(2004) Environmental Resources Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram[2]


Dalbergia lanceolaria, cullenia exarillata, Macarangaindica, ficus spp, Maesa indica, Carpus spp. are keystone species. Palaquium Ellipticum Myristica dactyloides The other species are mesua nagassarium, Elaeocarpus tuberculatus, Meliosma pinnata and Olea dioica

all Plants- recent survey, 110 sp.

  • discuss importance of gene pool to future development of new food crops and new medicines. needs expert
  • discuss indegenous knowlege of Wild Edible plants,and source of wild species for crossbreeding new varieties.

Wild Medicinal plants: The evergreen forest tree—Hydnocarpus, whose seeds contain the oil used to treat leprosy, and the herb-like shrub Rauvolfia serpentina used for treating high blood pressure,
Wild toxic & poisonous plants, Plants yielding dyes & pigments, Plants yielding useful gums & resins, Aromatic plants, Plants having insecticidal properties, Plants used in fish poisoning, effect on Concentration/mysticism, migration and movement of wild animals.
Wild edible plants: pulses, yams, rice,

  • add Map: Fig. 2: Distribution of different tree associations in Silent Valley National 20 Need mapmaker


history of past damage from each threat type

Visitor information[edit]

discuss in relation to threats


General tips[edit]

Getting there[edit]

map Visitors are not allowed to Silent valley national park till 20th of April 2007, since road construction work is under progress


prices, map



-Marcus 14:25, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Peer review comments[edit]

I haven't read through the article in detail, but here are some comments at first glance.

  1. Check out the WP:STYLE.
  2. There is no dearth of images in the article, which is good. However, the panorama pic at the beginning, can be moved somewhere down below in the article. Also, the size of the image needs to be reduced to fit in the page. Also, as there are enough images for the article, the one about the DNA was moved to the relevant paragraph.can be removed, particularly because it is not directly relevant to this article.
  3. ""Only An Axe Away" is a well-researched film documentary on the struggle to preserve the Silent Valley. The film shares the anxiety of the people of Kerala about the future of the Silent Valley. Producer: Third Eye Communications, Director: P. Baburaj and C. Saratchandran, Malayalam/40min/2004/DV [13]." This part can probably be moved to the new article↓a new section called Documentaries or smth.. just my opinion.
  4. Also, the history section appears a tad too long. Maybe a sub-section seperate article about "Save Silent Valley" the debate which this can link to. can be created? --Madhu 17:26, 25 March 2007 (UTC). agreed. I'm thinking about just leaving one consise para on the topic.-Marcus 09:34, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

References must be done in a proper format[edit]

References must be done in a proper format. I have done some of the refernces about 15 refs are yet to be done. Hope i will b e able to complete in 1-3 days time. The original author is requested to see if everything is in place. Ref no. 22 Aiyar 1932 is not a complete ref. pls. do give the full name of the book and other details. Amartyabag TALK2ME 06:31, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Done all except two problematic references, which i couldn't understand. ie, no. 22 and 13. Pls. give more details. Amartyabag TALK2ME 03:33, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Silent Valley Core and Buffer Zones.jpg[edit]

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Hindu legend?[edit]

The source given for the Hindu legend is a mail group archive which is far from a reliable source. Anyone else can set up another mail group and put forward a Muslim or Christian legend. So please give reference from some published books written by experts in the subject. Or I will be tempted to remove the above said notation. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:02, 12 January 2012 (UTC)