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  • Title
    Comparison of insect biodiversity between organic and conventional plantations in Kodagu, Karnataka, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We undertook a comparative analysis of ground insects and fruit eating butterflies on 29 different plantations in Kodagu District of Karnataka which is one of the rich biodiversity zones of the Western Ghats. These included organic and conventional coffee and cardamom plantations using different levels of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. A total number of 457 ground insect species were collected using pit-fall traps which included 92 species of ants and 123 species of beetles, among other insect taxa that we measured. Similarly, 25 species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidae were collected using bait traps. We found a clear negative effect on the ground insect species diversity (Shannon index) and evenness (Shannon evenness index) in pesticide treated plantations as compared to the organic plantations. A similar negative effect was observed for butterfly diversity in plantations using pesticides. Our results corroborate the value of organic plantations in supporting higher levels of biodiversity.
    Attribution
    Mone S., Kusha K.M., Jathanna D., Ali M., Goel A. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(6) pp. 6186-6194; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3778.6186-94
  • Title
    HUMAN SNAKE CONFLICT
    Type
    Report
    Description
    HUMAN SNAKE CONFLICT
  • Title
    Human - Elephant Conflict
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Human elephant conflict
  • Title
    Butterflies - The Flying Jewels of the Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    BUTTERFLIES
  • Title
    SLENDER LORIS
    Type
    Report
    Description
    SLENDER LORIS
  • Title
    Bird Paradise of Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Bird paradise inside western ghats
  • Title
    WALK IN THE WILDERNESS
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Importance of the Western ghats and the need to protect the flora and fauna
  • Title
    BIRD BIODIVERSITY
    Type
    Report
    Description
    BIRD BIODIVERSITY
  • Title
    Lord of the Jungle King Cobra
    Type
    Report
    Description
    25 years of our work mapping the biodiversity of the western Ghats has resulted in these magnificient pictures of the King Cobra accompained with a simple article focusing on conservation.