New frog species discovered in Western Ghats, named after former DU vice-chancellor

Source: Indian Express What is the News? A team of Delhi University researchers has discovered a new frog species in the Western Ghats and has named it “Minervarya Pentali”. About Minervarya Pentali: Minervarya Pentali is a new frog species from the genus Minervarya. It is also among the smallest known Minervarya frogs. The species was… Continue reading New frog species discovered in Western Ghats, named after former DU vice-chancellor

Three new plant Species in Western Ghats

News:Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered three new plant species in the evergreen forest patches of the southern end of the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Facts: Eugenia sphaerocarpa: It belongs to the Myrtaceae or Rose apple family.It was found in the Malabar wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. Goniothalamus sericeus: It belongs to… Continue reading Three new plant Species in Western Ghats

States ask Centre to expedite notification of ecologically sensitive areas in Western Ghats

News:Six states have asked the Environment Minister to expedite the process to notify the Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive area(ESAs). Facts: Ecologically sensitive areas(ESA) in Western Ghats: The Madhav Gadgil Commission formed in 2010 had recommended in its report in 2011 that 64% of the Western Ghats be declared ecologically sensitive. In 2012, the… Continue reading States ask Centre to expedite notification of ecologically sensitive areas in Western Ghats

Study finds gaps in conservation efforts in Western Ghats

According to a recent study,it has been found that expansion of protected areas in the Western Ghats has been detrimental to the Dhole which is commonly known as the Asiatic wild dog.Further,dhole’s presence in Karnataka’s Western Ghats has come down from 62% in 2007 to 54% in 2015. Dhole is an apex social carnivore in… Continue reading Study finds gaps in conservation efforts in Western Ghats