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Conservation planning for the Southern Western ghats landscape

Tapan Ghosh

Conservation planning for the Southern Western ghats landscape

by Tapan Ghosh

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Published by WWF India in New Delhi .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination37 p.
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24897244M
LC Control Number2011323978

A resident of Chikmagalur, in Karnataka, Girish has worked towards wildlife conservation and intervention by educating and training thousands of people, especially children in the last 20 years. He has played an active role in advocating key conservation interventions in Bhadra landscape in the Western Ghats.   The Walayar Valley is situated in the Palakkad Gap of the Western Ghats. A portion of the valley lies in the moist areas of Kerala and the other part in comparatively drier zone of Tamil Nadu and hence it is in the transition zone. The valley consists of a variety of landscape elements, which include various types of forests, forest plantations, rocky patches, barren areas, areas under mines.

  It also noted that habitat fragmentation caused by humans is a major cause for concern across tiger landscapes, especially so within the landscapes of central India and southern Western Ghats. “Habitat restoration and management within identified corridors are essential elements for managing these populations in a meta-population framework. The South Western Ghats Moist Deciduous Forests [IM] lie adjacent to the montane rain forest ecoregion in the southern extent of the Western Ghats Mountain Range. This ecoregion creates a landscape that extends from the lowlands to the highest peaks of one of the bioregion's richest and most diverse ecosystems.

Enter search terms. Keep search filters New search. Advanced search. Tiger population in north-eastern hills and Brahmaputra landscape along with four other landscapes across India have witnessed a marginal increase in the latest Status of Tigers in India report. From in north-eastern hills and Brahmaputra landscape in , the number of tiger population in went upto Northeast also registered km of [ ].


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Back of the Book. Complexity of physical features and variability in bioclimate has rendered a high degree of species and habitat diversity to the Western Ghats. However, increasi. Get this from a library. Forest landscapes of the Southern Western Ghats, India: biodiversity, human ecology, and management strategies.

[B R Ramesh; Rājangurukkaḷ.; Institut français de Pondichéry.;]. In short, Western Ghats: Biodiversity, People, Conservation is aimed at the layman as well as the serious student who wishes to learn about the rich biological wealth and ecological history of one of the Earth's last remaining tropical wilderness.

The Southern Western Ghats – A Biodiversity Conservation Plan, INTACH, New Delhi 8 National Forest Commission Report,Ministry of Environment and Forests 9Ranjit Daniels and Jayshree Vencatesan, Western Ghats: Biodiversity, people and conservation, Rupa Com. 10National Forest Commission Report, Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Abstract. The Western Ghats region is a global biodiversity hotspot and the source of all the major rivers of peninsular India. The conservation of this region is important for the biodiversity it harbours, and for ecological functions that include climate stability, erosion control, clean water and air, which are essential to safeguard economic growth, social stability and quality of life for Author: N.

Baskaran. The Western Ghats forests, rivers, and grasslands contain an extraordinary diversity of species, including rare and threatened species and endemics found nowhere else in the world.

These species survive in landscapes that are a mix of protected and human-use areas. The Western Ghats mountain range extends down the western side of India from the River Tapti, north of Mumbai, to Tamil Nadu at the southern tip of India.

About the Western Ghats The Western Ghats hills run down the western side of India for about 1,km, and. The Southern Western Ghats; A Biodiversity Conservation Plan, Studies in Ecology & Sustainable Development, vol.

4, Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage INTACH. The map above was made to help my friends working on shola/grasslands landscapes in the southern Western Ghats (see post on “Forest Plantations”). The goal was to depict the spatial relationship of the “sky islands” (above 1, meters) of the Western Ghats where this vegetation type was once dominant.

Traditional conservation practices such as sacred forests are an important component of the landscape here. With only about % of the land in the northern Western Ghats being formally protected for conservation, such traditional conservation areas are important in filling gaps within the existing regional protected area network.

The state of Karnataka in southern India is considered among the globally significant habitats for the Asian elephant (Leimgruber et al., ). The Elephant habitats in the state, distributed over the Eastern and Western Ghats, are also contiguous with the forests of the Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

The Western Ghats, also known as Sahyadri (Benevolent Mountains), are a mountain range that covers an area ofsquare kilometres (54, sq mi) in a stretch of 1, kilometres ( mi) parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traversing the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight hot. Providing more protected space for tigers Panthera tigris: a landscape conservation approach in the Western Ghats, southern India Vol Issue 2 Sanjay Gubbi (a1), Kaushik Mukherjee (a2), M.H. Swaminath (a2) and H.C. Poornesha (a3).

Protected areas established for wildlife conservation in the Western Ghats often contain other land-uses within, around, or adjoining their borders.

This includes agriculture, home gardens, plantations such as tea and coffee, timber and fuelwood plantations such as Eucalyptus and many others. Along with these land uses there are often many. Conservation of western ghats • Around 9 percent of the Western Ghats is protected, within 20 National Parks and 68 Sanctuaries (6).

In addition, the Indian Forest Conservation Act, enacted inresulted in the cessation of all legal logging operations in the Western Ghats in. The Western Ghats is also listed among the World Heritage sites. We feel the Eastern Ghats deserves similar attention due to its unique bio-geographic significance and.

Conservation of Critical Freshwater Fish Habitats in the Southern Western Ghats. Grantee Name: 2 Improve the conservation of globally threatened species through systematic conservation planning and action.

Project Resources: Ecological Assessment of Freshwater Fish and Amphibian Communities in a Landscape Mosaic of the Western Ghats. This landscape harbors an estimated population of individuals of lion-tailed macaques, which is about one third of the entire estimated wild population of this species.

A conservation plan for this landscape could be used as a model for conservation in other regions of the Western Ghats. Introduction. Wildlife conservation is crucially linked to the support it receives from people (Western ; Bremner and Park ).In order to effectively garner such support through public campaigns, be it in terms of fundraising (Walpole and Leader-Williams ) or behavior change, human attitudes towards wildlife need to be r, people tend to be very different.

In an earlier analysis Rodgers and Panwar () placed the Western Ghats Mountain Range into a single biogeographic unit. But Rodgers and Panwar () acknowledged that the Western Ghats Mountain Range is too large to represent a single unit for conservation planning and divided the range into northern and southern areas.

Habitat loss and fragmentation occurs due unplanned infrastructure development, conversion of forest to other uses and encroachments.

Forest degradation occurs due to timber felling, fuelwood extraction unsustainable NTFP collection and grazing. Unplanned tourism and changing land use is mostly happening adjacent to forest areas and is leading to further fragmentation of corridors between. The Western Ghats run for 1, km parallel to India’s West coast, from Gujarat right down to Tamil Nadu at the tip of the subcontinent.

It is – or was – a picturesque landscape of serene.Book Chapters. Lele, S. and J. Krishnaswamy.,His research and teaching interests include ecohydrology, landscape ecology, conservation planning, ecosystem services and applications of bayesian approaches in understanding complex changes in the environment over space and time.

Prioritisation of conservation areas in the Western.