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  • Title
    Kas Plateau
    Type
    Presentation
    Description
    Kas plateau which is a Rock Outcrop in the Dist Satara of Maharashtra state, is under severe threat because of excessive uncontrolled tourism. It is a World Heritage Site and a Biodiversity Hotspot. It has some endemic species which are found nowhere else. I tried to do an year-round photo-documentation during 2014-2015 of its flora and fauna. Once untouched pristine beauty of this region has become a tourist attraction and everything coming under that. This pdf contains special features of this plateau.
  • Title
    An avifaunal case study of a plateau from Goa, India: an eye opener for conservation of plateau ecosystems
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The lateritic plateaux typical of the midlands between the Western Ghats and the coastal plains of the Arabian Sea are known to be a unique ecosystem with a sizeable endemic flora. However, there is a total lack of studies on the faunal diversity of these plateaux, which are currently experiencing enormous anthropogenic pressures. We conducted a year-long study on the avifauna of the Taleigao Plateau, Goa. The Taleigao Plateau harbours 114 species of birds, accounting for 37% of the avifaunal diversity of the state. The resident bird population did not vary significantly through the seasons. Among the migrant birds, Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus was particularly partial to the plateau. Besides, five species of larks, grassland specialists were also recorded on the plateau. However, the absence of forest birds like the Malabar Pied Hornbill and the Indian Grey Hornbill (recorded earlier) and the predominance of habitat generalists like the House Crow and the Jungle Myna seemed to be the offshoot of heavy anthropogenic pressures on the plateau. It is recommended that at least some plateaux in the belt deserve to be protected from the impact of unsustainable developmental process
    Attribution
    Desai Minal, Shanbhag A.B (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(4) pp. 2444-2453; doi:10.11609/jott.24.2444-2453