Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

A call for help from the Western Ghats



By Sneha Mahale



  • The charismatic Malabar grey hornbill is endemic to the Western Ghats, and has a loud call that makes it easy to spot even from a distance.



  • The population of the bird, a keystone species in the Western Ghats, is on the decline.



  • Conservationists say a drop in numbers could have an irreversible impact on the forest ecosystem in the long term, as the species plays an important role in the growth and survival of a forest.