Western Ghats

The Western Ghats (Sahyadri Mountains) are well known for the rich and unique diversity of flora and fauna. There is a great variety of vegetation all along with the Western Ghats – grassland, dry and moist deciduous forests, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. Almost one-third of all the flowering plant species in India are found in this region. The Western Ghats is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich and unique diversity of flora and fauna.

In Uttara Kannada District in the Western Ghats, the Indian Institute of Science and Earthwatch Institute India collaborated on scientific research, skill development, educational and conservation programmes.

Thematic Areas

  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Amphibian Studies
  • Skill Development
  • Sustainable Technologies & Climate Action

Scientific Research on
Sustainable Forest Management

Scientific studies on vegetation parameters.

Sustainable Technologies, Skill Development and Climate Action

Sustainable technologies for forest conservation and energy efficiency, such as - cook-stoves, water heating systems, and agro-processing driers for fruits and vegetables.

Mapping Monsoon Messengers

Scientific research programme on the diversity and distribution of anuran amphibians.

Scientific Research Institution: Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science IISc., Bengaluru.
The scientists and experts who were associated with the projects and programmes, from time to time, over the years:
Prof. N. H. Ravindranath, Prof. Monto Mani, Mr. H. I. Somashekar, Mr. P.R. Bhat, Dr. Indu K Murthy, Dr. Gururaja K. V
and Dr. Sumanta Bagchi.