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A Scientific study of Forests of the Western Ghats

Geethanjali T.M.
Department of Kannada, Karnataka State Open University, Mukhtagangotri, Mysuru-560007, Karnataka, India

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Abstract

The Western Ghats in India’s Deccan Plateau has been recognized as one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of biological diversity in the world. UNESCO has identified this region as a World Heritage Site. In Maharashtra, this mountain range is known as ‘Sahyadri’, ‘Dang forests’ in Gujarat, ‘Nilgiris’ in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and ‘Malnad’ in Karnataka. It stretches across the six Indian states of Gujrat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and two union territories including Daman and Diu and Pondicherry. These hills begin near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the Tapti river, and end at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India, covering an incredible 1,60,000 sq.km. In the 18th and 19th centuries, most of the people who classified the flora of these regions are hobbyists. Very few British Officers who conduct survey of this landscape release their books. A complete scientific study of this biodiversity hot-spot is yet to be undertaken. Until now, only a handful of scientists have undertaken a study of the Western Ghats. So, this present article expains a brief scientific study of the forests of the Western Ghats.

Keywords

  • Western Ghats,
  • UNESCO,
  • Forest,
  • Deccan Plateau

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2021

Published 2021-08-18

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T.M., G. (2021). A Scientific study of Forests of the Western Ghats. Indian Journal of Multilingual Research and Development, 2(3), 52–64. https://doi.org/10.34256/ijmrd2137