Rainforest restoration in the Western Ghat hills of southern India has preserved the habitats of endangered animals and birds such as the great pied hornbill. Photo: AFP
Rainforest restoration in the Western Ghat hills of southern India has preserved the habitats of endangered animals and birds such as the great pied hornbill. Photo: AFP
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Rainforest restoration creates wildlife corridors and preserves habitats in southern India, but it’s a never-ending task

  • The rainforest on the Valparai plateau in India’s Western Ghats was cleared for tea and coffee plantations in the 19th century, leaving only fragments
  • When these fragments started disappearing, an NGO began work to restore and link them, creating wildlife corridors that allow animals and people to coexist

Rainforest restoration in the Western Ghat hills of southern India has preserved the habitats of endangered animals and birds such as the great pied hornbill. Photo: AFP
Rainforest restoration in the Western Ghat hills of southern India has preserved the habitats of endangered animals and birds such as the great pied hornbill. Photo: AFP
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