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Behind the Biodiversity in the Western Ghats

Seshadri K. S.

Deccan Herald | March 19, 2024

The Western Ghats (WG), which run along the west coast of India, are one of 36 global biodiversity hotspots. Most life forms here are endemic to the region and found nowhere else on Earth. The Western Ghats sustain millions of people who are directly or indirectly dependent on them for resources such as water and play a vital role in regulating the monsoon patterns.