Tag Archives: Western Ghats

7 New Miniature Frog Species Found in Western Ghats

Delhi University researchers found seven species of miniature frogs which are smaller than a child’s thumbnail in the Western Ghats with vividly different traits of insect-like calls and secretive habitats. Unlike other frogs which are active during the night time, these frogs are active both in night and day time. Out of seven species, four measure just 12.2 to 15.4 ...

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Deforestation Driving Bats Into Extinction, Coffee Plantation Comes to Rescue

A new survey has put bats at the risk of extinction due to deforestation, especially in the Western Ghats of India but there is a glimmer of hope for the species in the upcoming coffee plantation. Besides deforestation, rampant consumption of natural resources too has pushed many species into extinction and tigers, some rare species of birds are the biggest ...

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Halakki Vokkaligaru: A Tribe in Karnataka Faces Fast Dwindling Numbers

Living far from the madding crowd and on the fringes of the deep forests in the bio-diverse Western Ghats off coastal Karnataka are the Halakki Vokkaligaru, a vanishing tribe, whose younger generation is a victim of modern lifestyle. Having survived over the centuries carrying the hoary tradition of their ancestors, the aboriginal older generation, especially its womenfolk, are at their ...

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