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Cameratraps take global snapshot of declining tropical mammals via @mongabay

Cameratraps take global snapshot of declining tropical mammals via @mongabay

Balancing agriculture and rainforest biodiversity in India’s Western Ghats (08/08/2011) When one thinks of the world's great rainforests the Amazon, Congo, and the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and Indonesia usually come to mind. Rarely does India—home to over a billion people—make an appearance. But along India’s west coast lies one of the world's great tropical forests and biodiversity hotspots, the Western Ghats. However it's not just the explosion of life one finds in the Western Ghats that make it notable, it's also the forest's long—and ongoing—relationship to humans, lots of humans. Unlike many of the world's other great rainforests, the Western Ghats has long been a region of agriculture. This is one place in the world where elephants walk through tea fields and tigers migrate across betel nut plantations. While wildlife has survived alongside humans for centu...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0817-hance_cameratraps_mamm...

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