Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Elephant Corridor It is a myth.

The Elephant Corridor
It is a myth.

 

Yala, Wagamuwa, Wilpattu and Uda Walawe are not connected by a corridor for the elephants to move freely, since the rest of the land is densely populated and there is not even a hypothetical corridor.
 

My calculation is that not even one percent of the land is reserved for the elephants.
 

If I assume 10% (ten) of the land is allocated in a hypothetical space on this island  as a zoological garden and all the elephants are relocated inside it for the people to see them as exhibits, and only 0.1% of the total population come to the zoo, to see them in one go (again hypothetical), there will be one man or woman standing every 10 feet (3.3 meters) of the perimeter and no elephant can move out without touching a human being.
If we get 1% to visit the zoo, one can stand and won’t be able to stretch the hands without pushing and shoving.
Elephant will have to trample 10 of them to get out of the perimeter and see the man’s world, which is fully developed.
One may wonder, why I used 10% which is high land mass in commercial concepts.
It is very simple.
My estimate is that there should be 35% (it is less than 25% and we will be like Dubai in about 50 years of development from now and then we might even have to import water) of total land to be reserved for rain forest, if we are to maintain at least 10% of the perennial rivers.
So if we roughly have 30% for the rain forest, elephants should take the major share of at least one third of it which will be 10%.
That is why I state that there is not even 1% of land left for our elephants.
So the natural selection will let 500 elephants to survive in the this land and in that estimate it is really endangered species.
Stating that we have 5000 elephants in the forest is a mythical figure concocted by our Mega Media Men (M.M.M) to satisfy the politicians. I think each elephant is counted ten (10) times in making that mythical figure, sometimes by reputed NGO's.
Development of the man’s world is also a big myth in the same stretch of imagination, since only a very few with patronage will be able to enjoy it.
I have made the calculation confusing and difficult so that politicians won’t be able to understand my logic of it but the figures are below for one to work out.
Human Population density in Sril-Lanka averaged out but in reality it is much more than that because people congregate on socio-economic reasons.
The population density in Gamphaha is more than Decca and Calcatta.
Kandy has 10 times the population density of Gaza Strip.
Beauty is nobody talks about population control.
I have used the total population projected in another 10 to 50 years for my calculation since total square miles is roughly 25,000.
1000 in a square mile
400 in a Square Kilometer
400 x 2.4=1000
Reserve only 10% 2500 Sq Miles(6500 Sq. Meters)
0.1 of population 250,000
Every 10 feet or 3.3 meters there is a man/woman standing.
Location   Indian Ocean     Coordinates   7°N 81°E
Area       65,610 km2 (25,332 sq miles)
Area rank     25th
Coastline   1,340 km (833 miles)
Highest elevation   2,524.13 m (8,281.27 ft)
Highest point    Pidurutalagala
Water bodies     870 km² of water =400 square miles (only about 1%)
( If Water body  is 1.5 % it equals to 1000 Km)
Population density   1000 sq miles
Population density  400 km
Hypothetical Elephants   population is 1000 and it is exaggerated to 5000 by local media giants (Biggest lie in this country).
Reserve   2500 Sq miles 50x50=2500;10feet
Reserve   6500 Km 80x80=6400:  3.3 meters

Granny Award

Granny Award
I intend to award A Granny Award in my mothers name who is in her early nineties (she is no more now and the award does not hold) to any person who come with an English Drama based on the stages mentioned below.
The contents are Open Source and are generally under the Linux GPL Convention.
Originator       
Unknown Sri-Lankan Author in his late Nineties (I claim he is not my father)
Recent Rendering by a Bookshop Assistant in Kandy who wishes to be anonymous
This Edition by Me (MINIME VERSION) and BABA (one of my dear friends who is no more with us) for SAMBA, BIMBA, ZIMBA, SINHA BAR (Lion BAR) and ALI (ELEPHANS THE TWO LEGGED VARIETY) BABA or any unborn Sri-Lankan Baba can participate in future developments of the animal story if any left (copyleft)  on this planet.
 

The big DADDY VERSION is only for private consumption of my friends especially after a suitable beverage except Sri-Lankan dust TEA (not Tiger Wood's recent TEE) which I use as a manure.

Avam Mesuthan Akam Samayam ( So,I heard)
    I was a privy to Relay Carnival (passing the buck really fast like the hedging deal) in the Animal Kingdom. 

I was the only Sri-Lankan selected by an island wide Lottery conducted by the Hela Urumaya (or Karumaya) Surikimu Foundation (HUKU-SUMU for short).

I was on holiday in a Forest Reservation (JUNGLE HABITAT).

I was Observing an elderly (prostate enlarged) Peter Rabbit grazing.

Jack the Jackal (with financial interests in Sri-Lanka) greedily waiting for a innocent prey.

The Scene of Jackal (both hip joints and knee joints are replaced (by bionic prosthesis delivered by a Sr-Lankan TELESHOP GIANT on a Plate made of unclaimed Credit Cards) because of the Royal Ancestry chasing the Rabbit.

BLIND forest (Hermen) hermit descend from heaven and lands on a busy Junction (Thun-Man Handiya)

Rabbit approaching the hermit with break neck speed without a Crash Helmet.

Rabbit jumps over hermit visibly shaken up and annoyed.

Land a squirt of Holy Medical Water (Urine for short) right on the nose and mouth.


Hermit really thinks the water is holy and ascend to a higher Jhana.

Jackal approaches the hermit with a bionic speed and put on breaks instantaneously.

Jackal licks the nose and face of the hermit.

Hermit awakens from his transient Trance.

Jackal reprimand the hermit with a nasty comment why don't you stay a few feet above the ground.

Well, I was thinking about my Bank Balance of Merit (PIN-Numbers) in Seylan Bank and settled where it ought to be was his reply.

Well then, did you see a rabbit running this way?

Yes,Yes I heard some animal running but I cannot say what species he was BUT I can very well tell you that he was a male.

You say you are a hermit and blind. 

How can one see the SEX of an animal running fast in a Meditative Mode?

Didn't the Master tell you it is illegal to think about Sex in meditative trance? 

We animals think about sex only when we are in full sexual flow and not otherwise.

Can you tell me how the BLIND HERMIT instantaneously guessed the SEX of the passerby?
 

Help; 
Nothing to do with urine or prostate. 
It is due to some other reason. 

Only a Sri-Lankan would be able to guess the ANSWER and it is a common saying when a policeman is chasing a politician who committed a traffic offense.

Past Life
The hermit was a Traffic Warden (an active member of Hela Urumaya) who went to heaven instantaneously when hit by a Guy from the Presidential Escort.

The rabbit was a monk who went in search of emancipation in Sri-Lankan Parliament and deposited his hard earned money in private bank

The Jackal was a Sri-Lanakan Private Banker.

I was of course the CNN I-reporter using a stolen mobile telephone.


Corollary
Only a male Rabbit or Jackal can squirt a healthy vigorous stream while running, the man cannot.
 

A female (liberal woman) will never be able to perform this act even when standing, 
the future Female US President and probable female candidates included.