Western Ghats

Karnataka would soon have its state frog

Malabar Tree Toad was first ever documented in 1875- 76, again to be found only after 105 years in 1980 in Ponmudi in Kerala.

published on : 27th November 2021

Kerala Anti-Terrorism Squad arrest 'senior Maoist leader' and a 'commander' from Wayanad

Krishnamurthy, who is known as BGK among Maoist circles, was picked up from Sulthan Bathery on Tuesday evening.

published on : 9th November 2021

Six butterfly enthusiasts ROAR to Western Ghats

They mate with males there, lay eggs, and after the caterpillars become butterflies, return to the Western Ghats,” explains wildlife conservationist TS Raja.

published on : 3rd October 2021

Poor facilities atop Kolli Hills puts tourists off

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.

published on : 25th September 2021

Delhi University researchers discover new species of frog in Western Ghats

The new species was identified based on multiple criteria, such as external morphology, DNA and calling pattern. 

published on : 3rd August 2021

Yeswantpur-Mangaluru Express train with Vistadome rail coaches flagged off from Bengaluru

The Vistadome coach has a number of passenger amenities provided to enhance their visual experience when they are travelling through the picturesque Western Ghats.

published on : 12th July 2021

Vistadome rail coaches offer breathtaking view of 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.

published on : 11th July 2021

New plant subspecies found in Western Ghats

Named after Kerala, as it was discovered in the state, the sub-species belongs to Rungia longifolia herb species, endemic to Sri Lanka.

published on : 8th June 2021

Little wild lives by Sandeep Das, Kerala's shutterbug-turned-biologist

Sandeep Das, herpetologist, self-taught photographer and EDGE Hero of the London Zoological society talks about his love for the macro world

published on : 21st May 2021

Expert committee blames landslides on engineering errors

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.

published on : 2nd April 2021

With Western Ghats cleared of forests, U-K district faces landslides

A massive landslide laid waste to an areca plantation in Mathigatta village near Sirsi on Tuesday.

published on : 25th March 2021

Peace paradise: Of Maharashtra's Mulshi lake and Western Ghats

All this and more made is the way of life at Song of Life County Villa Resort in Mulshi district, Maharashtra. 

published on : 21st March 2021

Road projects to drive a wider knife​ into the Western Ghats

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.

published on : 6th September 2018

The promise of a realty boom could cost Karnataka a river

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.

published on : 5th September 2018

Kali Tiger Reserve in Uttara Kannada district slashed open by roads, bridges

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.

published on : 4th September 2018