Malabar Tree Toad was first ever documented in 1875- 76, again to be found only after 105 years in 1980 in Ponmudi in Kerala.
Krishnamurthy, who is known as BGK among Maoist circles, was picked up from Sulthan Bathery on Tuesday evening.
They mate with males there, lay eggs, and after the caterpillars become butterflies, return to the Western Ghats,” explains wildlife conservationist TS Raja.
Despite its scenic beauty, the Kolli Hills has not drawn a large footfall of tourists due to a lack of enough amenities and inadequate safety measures.
The new species was identified based on multiple criteria, such as external morphology, DNA and calling pattern.
The Vistadome coach has a number of passenger amenities provided to enhance their visual experience when they are travelling through the picturesque Western Ghats.
According to Chief Public Relation Officer of South Western Railway, Aneesh Hegde, this train route traverses through Western Ghats, specifically Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Ghat section.
Named after Kerala, as it was discovered in the state, the sub-species belongs to Rungia longifolia herb species, endemic to Sri Lanka.
Sandeep Das, herpetologist, self-taught photographer and EDGE Hero of the London Zoological society talks about his love for the macro world
Engineering errors were behind the landslides that occurred in the state, said the expert committee appointed by the state government to study the reasons for the calamity.
A massive landslide laid waste to an areca plantation in Mathigatta village near Sirsi on Tuesday.
All this and more made is the way of life at Song of Life County Villa Resort in Mulshi district, Maharashtra.
In the concluding part of the series, our reporter finds that forests in Shivamogga, which give life to Jog Falls and are home to endangered, rare wildlife, are being cleaved for wider roads.
In the second part of the series, our reporter traces the route of the proposed 12-km Shishila-Byrapur road that is to cut through the catchment area of River Kapila.
In the first of a three-part series, our reporter who trekked through the Western Ghats tracing the routes of new roads holds a mirror to the devastation.