Western Ghats

Summer rains cool drought-hit Karnataka

Summer rains cool drought-hit Karnataka

"The city received 319 mm rainfall from May 1 to 28, surpassing the previous record of 287.1 mm set in May 1957 and 178 mm in May 2015.

May 29, 2017, 16:54 PM IST
Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

According to a report published on Tuesday, the newly discovered species that are small enough to sit on a fingernail were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
Scientists discover new wasp species in Western Ghats

Scientists discover new wasp species in Western Ghats

The new species of wasp is harmless and makes mud nests.

Jan 11, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Kerala govt orders magisterial probe into Maoists' encounter

The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala today ordered a magisterial probe into the recent encounter of two Maoists at Nilambur forests in Malappuram district.

Nov 27, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
Sindhudurg: India's cleanest 'mini-paradise'

Sindhudurg: India's cleanest 'mini-paradise'

Earlier this week, Sindhudurg suddenly shot into the national limelight after it was declared as "cleanest" district in the plains in the country.

Sep 12, 2016, 08:13 AM IST
Visit Kaas Pathar - the paradise of flowers in Maharashtra this Aug-Sep

Visit Kaas Pathar - the paradise of flowers in Maharashtra this Aug-Sep

Kaas Pathar is spread over a thousand hectares and is situated at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level.

Aug 08, 2016, 11:28 AM IST

Karnataka sounds flood alert as excess water is released in Krishna

A flood alert has been issued in many villages of two border districts of Karnataka.

Jul 13, 2016, 16:14 PM IST
Froggy style: New sex position observed in Bombay night frogs - Watch!

Froggy style: New sex position observed in Bombay night frogs - Watch!

The rare reproductive behavior of frogs was discovered by professor SD Biju and his team from Delhi University.

Jun 15, 2016, 13:26 PM IST
Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why

Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why

But sadly the internationally recognized Western Ghats are now facing serious threats from harmful human activities like aggressive logging and mining.

Jun 12, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why

Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why

But sadly the internationally recognized Western Ghats are now facing serious threats from harmful human activities like aggressive logging and mining.

Jun 12, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Green body raises concern over forest fires in Western Ghats

Green body raises concern over forest fires in Western Ghats

The forest fires that started from January this year have raised suspicions of illegal activities in certain areas, Holla said.

Apr 01, 2016, 20:52 PM IST
Western Ghats home to rare sand-eating tadpoles

Western Ghats home to rare sand-eating tadpoles

These tadpoles, which they claim have ribs, live in absolute darkness, maybe till the time they develop into young frogs.

Mar 31, 2016, 11:06 AM IST
Lawyer fighting for women devotees at Sabarimala temple in Kerala gets 500 threat calls

Lawyer fighting for women devotees at Sabarimala temple in Kerala gets 500 threat calls

Naushad Ahmed Khan, the lawyer who is seeking entry for all women and girls in the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, has received 500 threatening phone calls.

Jan 15, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

'Karnataka has signifcant role in realising INDCs'

As a progressive state, Karnataka has a significant role to play in achieving the targets envisaged under India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), a group of leading scientists and researchers said Wednesday.

Dec 16, 2015, 19:57 PM IST

Tamil Nadu: Toll increases to 120; more rains forecast for Saturday

Heavy vehicles factory in Avadi (Tiruvallore) received 12 cm while Poondi and Ponnamanalle in the same district registered 10 cm each.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

Consumption practice of tribes pose threat to endangered frog

Indian Purple Frog, an endemic and endangered amphibian found exclusively in the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, is facing extinction threats due to the consumption of tadpoles by local tribes.

Sep 24, 2015, 13:24 PM IST
Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.

Aug 31, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Deforestation serious threat to bats in India

With increasing human population and rise in agricultural land use in India's Western Ghats, a number of bat species are findings it difficult to adjust with the changed landscape brought about by deforestation, says a new study.

Aug 20, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

Give top priority to restoration of Shola forests: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has directed the Forest Department to give priority to the restoration of Shola Forests in the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal and Palani.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:31 PM IST
Elephants restricted to half of Karnataka's Western Ghats

Elephants restricted to half of Karnataka's Western Ghats

 The presence of elephants has shrunk to less than half of the forests in Karnataka's Western Ghats due to anthropogenic factors, a recent study shows.

Aug 02, 2015, 17:05 PM IST