One of the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots, India’s Western Ghats are home to endangered tigers, Asian elephants, several monkey species, and hundreds of birds—some found no where else on the planet.
But the forests of the Western Ghats have been severely fragmented by many decades of coffee, tea, rubber, teak, and more recently, palm oil plantations. The rapid human population growth and associated road construction and other infrastructure has also harmed the Ghats’ forests and its biodiversity.
SavingSpecies is proud to work with our Indian partners, the Bangalore-based Centre for Wildlife Studies and the Wildlife Conservation Society-India to identify strategic land parcels and Connect Protect and Restore them.
You can found out more about this critically important conservation project—including how to help support it—on the Western Ghats project page.
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