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India's Western Ghats rainforest declared UNESCO World Heritage Site via @mongabay

India's Western Ghats rainforest declared UNESCO World Heritage Site via @mongabay

Photos: 10 new frogs discovered in India's great rainforest (08/09/2011) Ten new species of frog have been discovered in India's Western Ghats according to two new papers in Biosystematica. Although human populations have farmed in the Western Ghats for centuries, the new discoveries prove that the rainforest still holds many surprises. The Western Ghats lie along India's west coast and have been dubbed one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, but the rich wildlife is imperiled by rising human impacts. 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 fores...

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