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Combing operations intensified in Western Ghats

Combing operations have been intensified in Western Ghats after an Odisha-based Maoist was nabbed recently in Tenmalai forest area in Kerala, adjacent to this district, forest department officials said here on Thursday.

Western Ghats zone holds world's single-largest tiger population
Western Ghats zone holds world's single-largest tiger population

A single ecological continuum spread across three states of India in the biodiversity rich Western Ghats region holds the world's single-largest tiger population, according to a government report.

Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study
Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study

Diverse freshwater ecosystems of the Western Ghats and a large variety of species they contain face the "highest level of threat" due to pollution and mining in the world's most heavily populated biodiversity hotspot, according to a study.

Maoist activities in Kerala on rise

An alarming increase in the activity of Naxals has been detected by security agencies recently in Kerala where the Left Wing Extremists have started perpetrating violent acts by espousing the cause of tribals.

As pilgrims throng, collections go up in Sabarimala temple

As the festival season at Kerala's Sabarimala temple crossed the halfway mark, the total collections have gone up by Rs 14 crore to Rs 141 crore as compared to the peak festival season last year, according to temple authorities.

Oommen Chandy had a whale of a time in 2014

Just as 2014 began when Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy saw the withering away of the Left-sponsored protest against what is known as the Solar scam, the year is coming to a close with a morale-boosting victory over his state party president VM Sudheeran when the liquor policy was tweaked.

Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats
Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: In an exciting find, scientists at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have discovered as many as nine new species of frogs as small as a thumbnail in the Western Ghats.

Forest Owlet sighted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
Forest Owlet sighted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

The critically endangered Forest Owlet, which was till now considered to be endemic to the Satpuda mountain ranges in central India, has now been spotted in Western Ghats by naturalists associated with the BNHS here.

Forest Owlet spotted in central India mountains

The critically endangered Forest Owlet, which was till now considered to be endemic to the Satpuda mountain ranges in central India, has now been spotted in Western Ghats by naturalists.

Sabarimala festival season begins on a high

Five days after the famed Sabarimala temple opened this season, collections recorded have gone up by 22 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to temple authorities.

Sabarimala season to get five million pilgrims

Nearly five million pilgrims are expected to visit the revered Ayyappa temple here when it opens Monday for a two-month pilgrimage season, officials said.

'Many species adding to Western Ghats' bio-diversity still unknown'
'Many species adding to Western Ghats' bio-diversity still unknown'

Several species which exist in the Western Ghats of Goa are yet to be identified, though every year, new species are discovered by wildlife experts, a senior forest official said here on Friday.

Mountain topography affects Monsoon in Western ghat states: Study

Mountain topography of Western ghats affect precipitation and it is also a reason why Karnataka receives more rainfall than Maharashtra, a study has revealed.

Indian naturalists find giant moth in Western Ghats
Indian naturalists find giant moth in Western Ghats

A team of naturalists have found an entire family of the gigantic and rare Attacus Atlas moth, the world's largest, in the Western Ghats in Kolhapur.

Western Ghats conservation issue to be addressed democratically: Govt

Amid controversy over two reports on Western Ghats, the government on Tuesday said the issue of conserving the ecologically-sensitive hills in six states will be addressed in a democratic way.

New species of mayfly discovered in India

Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.

Experience infinity with nature for company in Western Ghats

If you are longing for a serene and tranquil getaway and want to cosy up to the cuddle of Mother Nature, head for the unspoiled plantations on the foothills of Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu`s Kanyakumari district, where lush green vegetation enjoins a clear blue lake with gentle mountain slopes for a picture perfect backdrop.

Goa to seek scrapping of notification on Western Ghats

Goa`s BJP Government will ask the incoming Narendra Modi administration to scrap a notification issued on the basis of a controversial report that identifies a major part of the coastal State as ecologically sensitive area, where commercial activities are to be curbed.

Indian scientists discover 14 new species of `dancing frogs` in Western Ghats

In an exciting find, scientists have discovered as many as 14 new species of dancing frogs from the forests of Western Ghats in southern India.

Karnataka accepts Kasturirangan report to stop mining, but not quarrying, sand mining

Karnataka said it has accepted the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats to stop mining but said it would not stop quarrying and sand mining in the ecologically sensitive area.