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  Biodiversity Hotspots - Ghats - Overview
The Western Ghats of southwestern India and the highlands of southwestern Sri Lanka, separated by 400 kilometers, are strikingly similar in their geology, climate and evolutionary history.
The Western Ghats mediates the rainfall regime of peninsular India by intercepting the southwestern monsoon winds.
The western slopes of the mountains experience heavy annual rainfall (with 80 percent of it falling during the southwest monsoon from June to September), while the eastern slopes are drier; rainfall also decreases from south to north.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/ghats   (563 words)

  
 Western Ghats Conservation Society
Kanoor is a quaint village tucked in the forests of the Western Ghats.
The project is broad based effort involving every aspect of the ghats, as well as local communities from all cross sections of the society, both public and private sectors, representatives, from government ministries to the international community.
The ghats, which boasted over 60% of forest cover in the 1950s have decreased to a meager of 38% and is decreasing at ominous rate.
www.westernghats.org /conservation.html   (1890 words)

  
 Western Ghats Summary
The Western Ghats, (or Sahyadri in Sanskrit), are a chain of mountains forming the rim of western India, and running parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea.
The northern portion of the narrow coastal plain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea is known as the Konkan Coast or simply Konkan, and the southern portion is called Malabar or the Malabar Coast.
The foothill region east of the Ghats in Maharashtra is known as Desh, while the eastern foothills of central Karnataka state is known as the Malnad region.
www.bookrags.com /Western_Ghats   (1838 words)

  
 Welcome to Western Ghats Forum
This forum is the fruit of an unprecedented multi-agency collaboration with a vision to bring a vast cross section of civil society together.
A conference on 'Western Ghats: Conservation and Human Welfare' was held on September 22-24, 2003, as the first step in an ongoing effort to balance the divergent demands of conservation and development for the Western Ghats as an entire bioregion.
The Second Conference of the Western Ghats Forum is scheduled for December 1 & 2, 2005.
www.westernghatsforum.org   (429 words)

  
 Coastal Holidays in India,Coastal Holiday Packages in India,Coastal Tours in India Coastal Tours
Welcome to the land of saints and seers, the land that is a perfect fusion of tradition and modernity.
The Western Ghats are a magnificent range of hills, rising up from India's Malabar Coast.
This meandering journey is designed for those with a love of nature and a thirst for discovery as it leads you to some of the more unexplored areas of the Ghats, hidden away in north Kerala and the southern reaches of Karnataka.
www.namastetoursindia.com /coastal-holidays-in-india.html   (373 words)

  
 Western Ghats (Endemic Birds Areas of the world)
General characteristics The Western Ghats are ranges of hills along the western edge of the Deccan plateau in peninsular India.
The Western Ghats receive heavy monsoon rainfall, and tropical lowland evergreen rain forest formerly occurred in areas of highest rainfall along virtually their entire length—but most forests of this type have been cleared in the north of the EBA (Champion 1936).
The steep western slopes of the Ghats are ideal for generating hydroelectric power, and dams are flooding large areas of valley forest and leading to developments such as new access roads which are increasing encroachment into the forest.
www.birdlife.org /datazone/sites/index.html?action=EbaHTMDetails.asp&sid=125&m=0   (699 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests is a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion of southern India.
The forests of Wayanad in northern Kerala mark the transition to the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests to the north.
To the east, the ecoregion transitions to the South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests ecoregion in the drier rain shadow of the Western Ghats.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=South_Western_Ghats_moist_deciduous_forests   (193 words)

  
 Images of the Western Ghats
The landscape of the Western Ghats was breathtaking, but Ian found, during his frequent visits to the hills from the United States, that it was also changing.
The challenges to the Western Ghats are multi-faceted.
The selection of the pictures is designed to give viewers a deeper understanding of the role that the Ghats play in water regulation for the plains as well as their significance as one of India's most important locations of endemic biodiversity.
www.flonnet.com /fl1809/18090700.htm   (1313 words)

  
 Western Ghats of India - International Committee - Sierra Club
The Western Ghats are a long, narrow range of forested hills that run parallel to the Western Coast of India, from Bombay to the southernmost states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Dr Bawa is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts and a Senior Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in India.
Lobbied for preservation of the Western Ghats at the 2002 Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
www.sierraclub.org /international/committee/westernghats   (549 words)

  
 Hotspots Revisited
The Western Ghats of southwestern India and the highlands of southwestern Sri Lanka, separated by 400 km (including the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar), are somewhat similar in their geology, climate, and evolutionary history.
The Western Ghats, known locally as the Sahyadri Hills, are formed by the Malabar Plains and the chain of mountains running almost parallel to India's western coast, approximately 30–50 km inland, traversing the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
The Western Ghats (which have their highest point at 2 695 m; Anamudi Peak) mediate the rainfall regime of peninsular India by intercepting monsoon storm systems.
www.biodiversityscience.org /publications/hotspots/WesternGhatsandSriLanka.html   (2438 words)

  
 Western Ghat
The Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountains run along the western edge of India's Deccan Plateau, and separate the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea.
The northern portion of the narrow coastal plain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea is known as the Konkan, and the southern portion is called Malabar.
The evergreen Wayanad forests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu mark the transition zone between the northern and southern ecoregions of the Western Ghats.
geocities.com /sahyadri_explorers/westsrn_ghat.html   (750 words)

  
 Biodiversity of the Western Ghats - An Overview - R.J. Ranjit Daniels   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the Western Ghats experience a tropical climate - being warm and humid during most of the year with mean the temperature ranging from 20oC in the south to 24oC in the north, the higher elevations experience subtropical climates and on occasions frost.
In general, the endemic bird species of the Western Ghats are primarily birds of the rainforests and the higher elevation shola-grassland complexes.
In the Western Ghats, the Tiger is presently restricted to states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu.
www.wii.gov.in /envis/rain_forest/chapter2.htm   (4562 words)

  
 Biodiversity Hotspots - Resources - References - Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
Dahanukar, N., Raut, R. & Bhat, A. Distribution, endemism and threat status of freshwater fishes in the Western Ghats of India.
Daniels, R.J.R. Endemic fishes of the Western Ghats and the satpura hypothesis.
Proceedings of Symposium on Rare and Endangered Plants of the Western Ghats Kerala Forest Department.
www.conservation.org /xp/Hotspots/resources/references/ghats.xml   (672 words)

  
 Water Harvesting Techniques Prevalent In The Western Ghats
The Western Ghats extend from Gujarat to Kerala, traversing the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.
In Maharashtra, the western slopes of the Western Ghats sit astride the districts of Thane, Kulaba and Ratnagiri, while the eastern slopes extend into the districts of Dhule, Nashik, Ahmadnagar, Pune, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur.
Almost all the districts of Kerala lie on the western slopes of the Western Ghats, namely, the districts of Cannanore, Kozhikode, Mallapuram, Trichur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Quilon and Thiruvananthapuram.
www.rainwaterharvesting.org /eco/wg.htm   (263 words)

  
 Western Ghats (sub cluster nomination) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Distributed from just south of the Ariankavu Pass (a minor pass at around 9° N) to the vicinity of the Mahendragiri peak near Kanyakumari, the hills span an altitudinal range from near sea level (50 m) to the highest peak, the venerated Agasthyamalai (1,868 m), after which this region is named.
On the western side, two-thirds of the precipitation is received during the southwest monsoon from June to September.
The Western Ghats of Maharashtra, locally known as Sahyadri lie roughly between 15° 60' and 20° 75' N and between 72° 60' and 74° 40' E, covering about 52,000 km² area from Daman to Terekhol creek.
whc.unesco.org /en/tentativelists/2103   (2333 words)

  
 andhracafe.com - Maoists move into Western Ghats?
Hyderabad: The Western Ghats have become the new refuge of the CPI Maoists of Andhra Pradesh.
The left-wing extremists are moving to the harsh and rocky terrain of the Western Ghats from the lush Nallamalla and Bhadrachalam forests of Dandakaranya because of the relentless operations by the State police.
The Maoist presence in the Western Ghats was first noticed in 2001 when a tribal woman, Cheramma, suffered a bullet injury as she fired a gun accidentally at a village Menasenahadya in Chikmaglur.
andhracafe.com /index.php?m=show&id=18257   (397 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These ranges run parallel to the Bay of Bengal; the Deccan Plateau lies to the west of the range, between the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats, and a coastal plain lies between the eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal.
The Bilgiri Hills, which run east from the Western Ghats to the Kaveri river, forms a forested ecological corridor that connects the Eastern and Western Ghats, and allows the second-largest wild elephant population in India to range between the South Eastern Ghats, the Biligiri and Nilgiri hills, and the South Western Ghats.
The Eastern Ghats are older than the Western Ghats, and have a complex geologic history, related to the assembly and breakup of the ancient supercontinent of Rodinia and the assembly of the Gondwana supercontinent.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Eastern_Ghats   (476 words)

  
 Welcome to Western Ghats Forum
Furthermore the forests of the Western Ghats sustain many rivers that are the lifelines of peninsular India and thus provide valuable ecosystem services not only in the form of water but also in the form of soil retention, climate regulation, carbon sequestration, and as reservoirs of pollinators and natural predators of pests.
The objectives of the Western Ghats Forum is to fill the lacunae through national and regional meetings where various organizations and individuals working in the Western Ghats come together periodically and discuss, aspects relating to biodiversity, its use, threats to it and measures to conserve it.
The Western Ghats Forum (WGF) is a collaborative effort, uniting organizations and individuals committed to the conservation and health of the Western Ghats as a whole.
www.westernghatsforum.org /aboutwgf.html   (791 words)

  
 India Land and Climate
At their northern end, the Western Ghats vary in height from about 900 to 1,200 m (about 3,000 to 4,000 ft), but the Nîlgiri Hills of the extreme south reach a height of 2,637 m (8,652 ft) at Doda Betta, their highest peak.
The Eastern Ghats lie along the eastern flank of the Deccan Plateau, interrupted by the Krishna and Godâvari river basins.
At higher altitudes, as in the Western Ghats and the Himalayas, temperatures are considerably cooler.
india.punjabilit.com /land_and_resources.htm   (3508 words)

  
 Varanasi Ghats,Varanasi Ganges Ghats,Varanasi Pilgrimage,Ghats of Varanasi India,Pilgrimage to Varanasi,River Ganges ...
One of the main ghats of Varanasi is the 'Dasashvamedh Ghat' or the 'ghat of ten sacrificed horses'.
The southernmost ghat in the sacred city, the Asi Ghat is situated at the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Asi.
To the north of the Manikarnika Ghat is Lalita Ghat, well known for its Ganga Keshava Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the wooden Nepali temple built in the typical Kathmandu style.
www.indiantravelportal.com /uttar-pradesh/temples/varanasi-ghats.html   (492 words)

  
 Western Ghats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
he Western Ghats comprise the mountain range that runs along the western coast of India, from the Vindhya-Satpura ranges in the north to the southern tip.
The ecosystems of the Western Ghats are located mainly in the following regions: the tropical wet evergreen forests in Amboli and Radhanagari; the Montane evergreen forests in Mahabaleshwar and Bhimashanker; moist deciduous forests in Mulsi and the scrub forest in Mundunthurai.
A few of the indigenous and exotic tree and plant species in the Western Ghats are the teak, jamun, cashew, hog plum, coral tree, jasmine, and crossandra.
edugreen.teri.res.in /explore/life/western.htm   (414 words)

  
 Western ghats: biodiversity hot spot - Indian Path
With tropical and deciduous rainforest, grasslands and scrub forests, montane forests, the Western Ghats in India, is consisted with one of the richest collections of flora and fauna on this earth planet, and is regarded as one of the world’s eighteen bio-diversity hotspots.
The Western Ghats are the watershed for South India’s main eastward-flowing rivers, the Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri.
The Western Ghats are also meant for a home to countless common species, and the endemism is chiefly high in the reptilian fauna and amphibian.
www.indianpath.org /entry/western-ghats-biodiversity-hot-spot   (960 words)

  
 The Hindu : Karnataka News : `Conservation of Western Ghats imperative'
Experts in the field of environment and conservation have stressed the need to protect the Western Ghats as it is a hotspot of biodiversity and home to many rare species.
However, the Ghats are also one of the few hotspots of biodiversity that is reeling under population pressure, Mr.
He stressed the importance of creating awareness about conservation and said that the Western Ghats was recognised and identified as one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world.
www.hindu.com /2005/01/03/stories/2005010302770500.htm   (516 words)

  
 Not all tropical forests are alike
The Western Ghats, part of which may include older mountains, were formed at about the same time as the Himalayas in something like the tectonic equivalent of a multi-car pile-up on a foggy highway.
In the Western Ghats, the dry forests are where you find most of the tigers and elephants, and these have had human populations since prehistoric times and are heavily disturbed from an ecological point of view.
One thing that makes a biologist’s field work in the Western Ghats easier than in the tropical forests of the Americas that “the flora is well known and there aren’t many species.”; As in fewer than 700 species of trees, compared to tens of thousands in the American tropics.
www.thepanamanews.com /pn/v_09/issue_10/science_01.html   (1137 words)

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