Silent Valley Movement was a movement against the state to protect Silent valley, an evergreen tropical forest in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India. It was started in 1973 to save the Silent Valley Reserve Forest from being flooded by a hydroelectric project.
The valley became the focus of the Save Silent Valley movement after the announcement of the impending dam construction, which is the most feared environmental controversy in India this decade. Due to concerns about the endangered lion-tailed macaque, the matter was brought to the attention of the public. Romulus Whitaker, founder of Madras Snake Park and Madras Crocodile Bank, was probably the first to draw attention to the small and remote areas. 1e1e36bf2d