Western Ghats

Plants, even dead and decaying, attract birds

As I walk through India, I find that we aren’t always short on space, but are short on imagination.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Environmentalist Madhav Gadgil in favour, wants rational hunting okayed

Gadgil, the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, favoured the idea of culling of the big cats in Wayanad and suggested there should be licensed hunting outside India’s national parks.

published on : 19th January 2023

Eco-Mess so unding alarm bells in the western ghats

Locals unhappy with the large-scale deforestation say it will affect natural rainwater flow, and have taken the Foundation to court.

published on : 19th January 2023

Joshimath waiting to happen in Western and Eastern Ghats, do not ignore: Experts

The Ghats are already setting off alarm bells with earthquakes, landslides and flooding occurring frequently.

published on : 13th January 2023

Karnataka: In Western Ghats, butterflies evolve faster than you thought   

Analyses revealed that not only had colour patterns evolved at a much faster rate, but that members of mimetic communities had evolved at a faster rate than their close relatives.

published on : 31st December 2022

Butterfly effect and the pursuit of nature

Through Wild Earthlings, the nature-based community with Sharan at its helm, he set the standards for wildlife education and nature observation.

published on : 18th December 2022

Frolick with jumbos in Kottur  

“Most of the elephants at the centre were rescued after they strayed from their herd,” a deputy range officer says.

published on : 2nd December 2022

From treks to waterfall dips

The initial treks through eucalyptus plantations would take one to the lush forest and tall trees with large canopies. Another two km trek would take the visitors to the first fall.

published on : 18th November 2022

Joida -- Karnataka’s new birdwatching destination 

Rajani Rao, a noted birdwatching guide from Dandeli says the bird photographers throng to Dandeli all along the year.

published on : 15th November 2022

New species of honey bee spotted after 200 years in Western Ghats

The propagation of the new species could facilitate large-scale production of high-quality honey, he added. 

published on : 4th November 2022

Dainty damsel of the dark, deep woods of Western Ghats

The damselfly was first spotted by Dr Vibhu Vipanchika, a dental surgeon and odonate enthusiast from Kannur.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Railway underpass for reptiles in Western Ghats soon

The accused have confessed that they killed both the man and girl because of their relationship.

published on : 19th October 2022

Karnataka: Farmers demand ESZ, river catchment protection policy

CP Muttanna, also from Kodagu added that the government should tell exactly which part of the ESZ report they oppose, instead of opposing the entire 197 pages report.

published on : 22nd August 2022

Rains bump up hydropower generation in TN

This year, the target is 4,000 MUs, and is in reach because of the excess rainfall and inflow from Karnataka during the southwest monsoon.

published on : 4th August 2022

Declaring Western Ghats as ESA: Kasturirangan report on ice, committee to hold physical survey

The committee chairperson will be former Director General of Forests Sanjay Kumar (retd).

published on : 26th July 2022

Kasturirangan report: Karnataka reiterates - 'won’t implement it'

The state has been opposing implementation of the report since the beginning.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Western Ghats as buffer zone: ‘Secret’ draft underway despite discontent

Conservationists said it will not go down well with the Karnataka government, as some of the Supreme Court directions are quite stern and their practical implementation could be a challenge.

published on : 21st July 2022

Bommai to lead all-party team against Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will soon lead a delegation to the national capital to submit a memorandum to the Centre urging it not to go ahead with the implementation of the report.

published on : 19th July 2022

Eco sensitive zones of Western Ghats in Karnataka turn politically delicate

According to officials in the ministry, forest department and conservationists, confusion is being created more by those who have not read the notification, and have misunderstood what was quoted.

published on : 18th July 2022

Vistadome coaches through Dudhsagar waterfalls to become a reality soon?

“To begin with there is a plan to attach the Vistadome coach with Poorna Express, after seeing passengers' response, more coaches will be added," an official said.

published on : 12th July 2022
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