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In Goa, youngsters hold press meet, ask govt to scrap 3 linear projects crossing Western Ghats

December 06, 2020 8:25 am

With their points neatly listed, they read taking turns, with the youngest speaker –– a ten year old –– as they explained the projects and the damage they believe they pose to the environment and the state of Goa, and stood representing themselves, “the future of Goa”.

Seven new species of diatoms discovered from Western Ghats

October 21, 2020 10:15 am

Diatoms, which generate nearly 25 per cent of global oxygen, are commonly found in streams, rivers, lakes and seas.

A proposed road tunnel beneath Western Ghats in Kerala: purpose, concerns

October 07, 2020 11:11 am

The 7-km tunnel, being described as the third longest in the country, is part of an 8-km road cutting through sensitive forests and hills of the Western Ghats.

Two new species of wetland plant discovered from Western Ghats

September 28, 2020 8:03 pm

Some 111 species exist in India, most of which are endemic to the Western Ghats and eastern Himalayas.

The Green Roof

October 20, 2019 12:25 am

A short but extremely detailed anecdotal perspective on the Western Ghats rainforest

Newly discovered snake named after Uddhav Thackeray’s son

September 27, 2019 8:45 am

Tejas’ elder brother and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray posted a picture of the snake on Twitter. “Boiga thackerayi sp. nov —Thackeray’s cat snake, a new species with Tiger like stripes on its body from the Sahyadri tiger reserve in Maharashtra!”

World Environment Day: Book on endangered reptiles of Western Ghats unveiled

June 05, 2019 4:16 am

The book showcases different species of snakes, crocodiles, tortoise, lizards and chameleons nestled in one of the world’s important biodiversity hotspots.

Purple frog, believed to have co-existed with dinosaurs, set to be crowned Kerala's state amphibian

May 05, 2019 3:39 pm

Herpetologists believe that the species should be rightly called a ‘living fossil’ as it’s evolutionary roots suggest it could have shared space with dinosaurs going back almost 70 million years ago.

Early onset of Nilgiri tahr breeding season forces closure of Eravikulam National Park

January 21, 2019 4:29 pm

The breeding season is usually from February to April end. However, this year some Nilgiri tahr have started breeding early, necessitating the early closure of the park.

Many mountains to climb: A day in life of Kani tribal settlement at foothills of Agasthya hills

January 20, 2019 1:30 am

They are angry over Kerala High Court order allowing women to go up to Agasthyakoodam peak since, to them, it is a pilgrimage. But they have bigger problems, says the Kani tribe.


Meet the 'dancing' frogs of the Western Ghats

May 10, 2014 9:13 am

14 new species of so-called dancing frogs have been found in the jungles of southern India.