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India targets forests for destruction, industrial development via @mongabay

India targets forests for destruction, industrial development via @mongabay

Photo essay: Lion-tailed macaques of India's Western Ghats rainforest (12/19/2011) The rainforests of Western Ghats are home to some of the most wonderful creatures which are found only in these forests and no where else on the earth. The Lion-tailed Macaque Macaca silenus is the symbol of this endemic diversity of this biodiversity hotspot. Less than 2500 of these survive today making it one of the most endangered primates in the world. In 2008, a healthy population of 32 groups of these macaques were found in central Karnataka giving hope to the future of these Knights of the Western Ghats 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—mak...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0228-hance_india_forest_ind...

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