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Prof SD Biju, Department of Environmental Studies, features in The Week magazine as part of the cover story on Western Ghats and its biodiversity. Prof Biju has identified nearly 100 new species of frogs and most of them are in the Western Ghats


India's 'frogman' describes the richness of amphibian life in the Western Ghats

To look at, it is no beauty. It has purplish skin, a piglike nose and is rather unshapely. However, to look at it, one has to be among the fortunate few. Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis is a rarely sighted frog. Its numbers are few, and it lives largely underground, on one section of the Western Ghats, making an appearance, King Mahabali-like, for just three weeks in the monsoon every year, to seek a mate... Read more  

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