The Western Ghats biodiversity Hotspots in IndiaNISARGA VIDNYAN SANSTHACountry – IndiaTotal area : 3,287,263 sq.kmWestern GhatsTotal area : about 160,000 sq.km (4.8% of India)Protected area : 16935 sq.km (11%of Western Ghats)Mr.Vijay Kulkarni.
Country – IndiaTotal area : 3,287,263 sq.kmWestern GhatsThe Western Ghats ,also known by the name‘SAHYADRI’ Is a 1600 km long mountainssystem running parallel to the west coast ofIndia. The Ghats is originating from south ofthe Tapti River and extending up toKanyakumari,the southernmost tip of theIndian Peninsula.Covering an area of 1,60,000 sq.km.The Ghats traverses the six state ofGujrat,Maharashtra,Goa,Karnataka,Tamilnadu andKerla .The Western Ghats, is one of the Biologically richest area in south Asiaand 34 Global Biodiversity Hotspots for Conservation identified by theConservation International.
Taxonomic Type Species Endemic % EndemismAngiosperms 5000 1700 34%Fishes 288 118 41%Amphibians 131 96 73%Reptiles 197 130 66%Bird 586 16 3%Mammals 137 14 10%Butterflies 330 37 11%NVSThe Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot in IndiaBiological RichnessReferences :- Book- Sahyadris: Indias Western Ghats - A Vanishing Heritage
NVSThe Coastal Marine Ecosystems For Shelti Village of KonkanMaharashtra.Shelti Village
(Shelti Village) Approx Area0.25 Square km.NVSThis location is based at shelti village , sindhudurg district and has anarea of approximately 0.25 square km. The purpose for survey isbiodiversity .