Free stock trade
While recommending sanctions and regulations, the process is intrinsically democratic where discussions and decisions about the wise use of natural resources have to be made by the local communities. Not surprisingly even the media discussions start with the HLWG report and end up supporting the WGEEP report. There is still scope for the public to demand with the MoEF that the WGEEP report be implemented after correcting the grey areas.
The rest of the Western Ghats states need to take cue from the happenings in Kerala and start a process of democratic discussion with the ESA village communities and different development sectors to avoid future problems that may crop up.
The conflicts and riots have reinforced the conviction that it is time to start a peoples movement once again to save the Western Ghats.