Very beautiful image of a travel line of India in the beautiful western ghats of Karnataka. Have you went inside these nature creations full of flora and fauna? Let know about it a little.
The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri Hills, are well known for their rich and unique assemblage of floraand fauna. Norman Myers included the Western Ghats amongst the 25 biodiversity hot-spots identified in the world.
The Western Ghats extend from the Satpura Range in the north, go south past Goa, through Karnataka and into Kerala and Tamil Nadu end at Kanyakumari embracing Indian ocean.
As early as 1904 Hooker had drawn attention to the distinct flora of the Western Ghats, which he called the “Malabar” floristic region. The presence of Bambusae, Dipterocarpaceae, Guttiferae, Myristicaceae and Palmae (Arecaceae) has contributed to its distinctness. The various major vegetation types are tropical evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests, scrub jungles, sholas, savannas including high rainfall savannas, peat bogs and Myristica swamps.
In terms of fauna, the Western Ghats are home to thousands of animal species including at least 325 globally threatened species. Many are endemic species, especially in the amphibian and reptilian classes.
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