Title Info
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Forests
Forests Tropical rainforest
Human impacts Deforestation
Conservation Habitat loss; Fragmentation
Lessons Habitat loss; Fragmentation
Date May 1998
Location Western Ghats Mountains,Karnataka,India,Asia

Deforested hillsides during dry season, Western Ghats Mountains, Southwest India. The Western Ghats are a fringe of rainforest in Southwest India, and are considered a conservation hotspot by many conservation organizations due to the number of endemic species there. Although some of the forest remains, a fair amount has been cut, as can be seen in this image, and as the population grows, more forest is being cut.