SAVING THE WESTERN GHATS

SAVING THE WESTERN GHATS

About SAVING THE WESTERN GHATS

The Western Ghats has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Recognised as one of the ten megadiversity hotspots in the world, conservationists believe if there is any patch of forest that’s worth conserving it is this. This VAST expanse of green that stretches from Gujarat to ending in Kerala in the South, covering 60,000 square kilometres, the forests form the catchment area for a complex of river systems that drain almost 40% of India..  The area has over 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species. At least 325 globally threatened species occur in the Western Ghats. This special 5 part series takes you on a visual journey all along this unique mountain range that represents the most intact rainforest of India today, showcasing the breathtaking flora and fauna here.