Aerf team as awardees of the prestigious conservation leadership award will test various approaches to enhance the sustainability of conservation agreements in 2 important bird areas (ibas) in the north western ghats. (this is a continuing series of articles on western ghats this is the first part of the series) the entire range of hills from tapi to kanyakumari with a length of around 1500km and approx area of 16 lakh sqkms is known as the western30. The western ghats of karnataka, india - charmadi range a quick shoot and edit using my phone watch my other videos: macro lenses for nikon | macro lens buy. The focus of the conference was on the ubiquitous role of non-native tree plantations in the western ghats and what their role in biodiversity conservation is in past years it was assumed that alien species plantations had a negative impact on overall biodiversity in the western ghats.
Environment and forest ministers of gujarat, maharashtra, goa, karnataka, kerala and tamil nadu will meet here on tuesday to discuss conservation of biodiversity of the western ghats and ways to provide adequate livelihood security to the local residents. A recent study on the western ghats highlights growing concerns over road construction in biodiversity-rich protected areas this adds to findings of earlier research studying the deleterious impact of roads and construction on conservation effectiveness. Western ghats older than the himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the western ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes the site's high montane forest ecosystems influence the indian monsoon weather pattern.
Western ghats such as, travancoricumsyzygium and vateria indicain some of the small groves studied, which are obviously the relics of the primary forests highlights that sacred groves can have a greater role especially in conservation of the threatened endemic biota if. The western ghats, situated on the western end of the deccan plateau in india, is one of the world's glaring biodiversity hotspots though, the western ghats is under 6% of the land area of india, it contributes about 30% of regional biodiversity. Protected areas established for wildlife conservation in the western ghats often contain other land-uses within, around, or adjoining their borders this includes agriculture, home gardens, plantations such as tea and coffee, timber and fuelwood plantations such as eucalyptus and many others.
Western ghats a global biodiversity hotspot and one of the most irreplaceable areas for conservation, this region has a staggering plant and animal diversity overlapping with a dense human population. The save western ghats movement announced the holding of an international conference in coimbatore on november 30 and 1-2 of december 2018 on the issue of saving the western ghats from irrevocable and irreversible degradation and destruction. The western ghats, known in india as the sahyadri hills, are a 160,000 sqkm chain of forested mountains running 1,600 kilometres parallel to india's western coast from gujarat to southern kerala on the faulted western edge of the deccan plateau between 30 and 50 kilometres inland from the indian ocean. In a recent study, scientists have found that the coffee, rubber and areca agroforests in karnataka support 204 bird species including 13 bird species found exclusively in the western ghats, highlighting the supplementary role of agroforests in conserving wildlife.
The western ghats needs high attention in the sustainability aspect of whole india and especially south india ministry of environment and forests of india set up in march 2010 an expert panel (gadgil commission) to find a strategy for conserving these ghats. I was dropped because i stood for western ghats conservation: p t thomas p t thomas, senior indian national congress leader and sitting member of parliament from idukki lok sabha constituency, has been denied a ticket for contesting the lok sabha elections. The western ghats, india, present a series of challenges and opportunities for novel approaches to conservation running parallel to the coast of the indian peninsula, the ghats represent the western edge of the deccan plateau and traverse 1400 km over six states, giving rise to rivers that drain over a third of the country.
The species selected include saraca, pongamia, mangifera, and caryota etc for plantation as they are mostly indigenous forest species grown on the western ghats, which are slowly decreasing in numbers and need to be planted on a large scale to ensure conservation. Conservation of elephants in the western ghats means protecting large tracts of natural habitats in the ghats, which are vital to maintain its biodiversity and thus the.
Western ghats' biodiversity 'faces threat', says report but the will by both government and non-governmental groups to ensure the conservation of the western ghats is high, it says. Jott co m m u n i c a toi n 3(7): 1919-1928 ex situ conservation of two threatened ferns of the western ghats through in vitro spore culture johnson marimuthu 1 & visuvasam soosai manickam 2. Title: conservation of endangered fauna in sharavathi river basin, central western ghats author : ramachandra tv, chandran mds, joshi nv, kumar s publisher : energy and wetlands research group, centre for ecological sciences (2012.