Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A call for help from the Western Ghats

 

 

By Sneha Mahale

 

 

  • The charismatic Malabar grey hornbill is endemic to the Western Ghats, and has a loud call that makes it easy to spot even from a distance.

 

 

  • The population of the bird, a keystone species in the Western Ghats, is on the decline.

 

 

  • Conservationists say a drop in numbers could have an irreversible impact on the forest ecosystem in the long term, as the species plays an important role in the growth and survival of a forest.

 

 

 

 

Source:

 

https://india.mongabay.com/2022/02/a-call-for-help-from-the-western-ghats/