They run a full length of 1600km, more or less parallel to the West
coast almost from the mouth of the river Tapti in Dhule district of
Maharashtra to Kanyakumari the southern most tip of India.
Home to nearly 4500 species of plants, 155 species of mammals and
supporting a species diversity of over 450 birds, 98 reptiles and
105 amphibians, its also a known fact that the rivers that the
Western Ghats support and nurture provide 200 billion cubic meters
of water to over 45 million Indians every year.
Experts estimate that over 84 amphibian, 16 bird, 7 mammal and 1600
flowering plant species that exist here are endemic in nature i.e.
found nowhere else in the world.
amazing variety of mountain and forest habitats provide a wisp of
fresh air for all those who seek to connect and relive nature in
Goa’s Western Ghats at Wildernest nature resort.
We at Wildernest understand the vital importance of the Western
Ghats of which we are a part and constitute of our rich natural
heritage. Our commitment has led us to undertake long term
plantation drives of indigenous species in our property. Besides
which we are involved in the creation of a Sahyadris Conservation
facility, which would carry out field research and documentation
studies in the Sahyadris and undertake education and awareness
programs amongst the local community.
We urge you to join us at Wildernest in our endeavor to conserve and
spread awareness about our Western Ghats in general and the
Sahyadris in particular by spreading the word around about their
importance and helping to protect them for posterity.