South Western Ghats montane rain forests Current Affairs, GK & News
The three-day survey that ended in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on 11 Nov emphaised that Western Ghats is still home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Kerala. The survey was done jointly by the Forest and Wildlife Department in association with the Ferns Nature Conservation Society (FNCS). ..
The researchers of IISc – Bengaluru discover a new species of vine snake from Western Ghats that dates back 26 million years
The researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru have discovered a new vine snake species called Proahaetulla antiqua in Western Ghats . This is an ancient species which is endemic to southern Western Ghats. This is thought to have evolved around 26 million years ago during the mid-Oligocene period. Vine snakes get their names ..
Topics: Colubrids • Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve • Physiographic provinces • Proahaetulla antiqua • Protected areas of Kerala • Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India • Western Ghats
Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. These butterflies are also known as Tamil Maravan (which means warrior) and are endemic to Western Ghats. The tawny-coloured creature with a dark brown outer ring is among the 32 butterfly species found in Western Ghats. Hence, Tamil Nadu has become ..
Topics: Cirrochroa • Cirrochroa thais • India • Nilgiri • Nilgiri tahr • South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India • Tamil Nadu • Vagrantini • Western Ghats
For the first time, researchers have recently sighted nests of the grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) at Pakkamalai Reserve Forests near Gingee (Tamil Nadu) in the Eastern Ghats. It is an endangered species listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The grizzled giant squirrel is usually known to nest in the ..
Topics: Anamalai Tiger Reserve • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary • grizzled giant squirrel • India • Mammals of Asia • Oriental giant squirrel • Ratufa • South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India