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"ಮಲೆನಾಡೆಂದರೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರ, ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯ ಪರ್ಣಶಾಲೆ, ಅರಣ್ಯರಮಣಿಯ ವಿಲಾಸಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ."


The Western Ghats,  also known as malenadu or Sahyadri(Benevolent Mountains), are a mountain range that covers an area of 140,000 square kilometres (54,000 sq mi) in a stretch of 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) parallel to the western coast of the indian peninsula, traversing the states of karnataka, kerala, tamilnadu, goa, maharashta and gujarat. It is a unesco world heritage site and is one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of biological diversity in the world.  It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India

history & culture

The Western Ghats are a treasure trove of natural resources and members of the indigenous communities who have used the ages to carve out the gifts of nature for themselves and a pristine way of life.  The traditions followed by those communities are often found to be environmentally just and fostering a sense of reverence for nature and human relationships.  This bond is reflected in almost every aspect of their social and religious life.  There is so much to learn about these indigenous communities in the way they live and their lives and livelihoods in the mountains.

food Science

The Indigenous Communities Within this vast landscape are instrumental in protecting agrobiodiversity as well as forests through their rich food culture.  However in the larger conservation debate and action there is a seldom scope for them to discuss and share and create opportunities to promote both their knowledge and food traditions.

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