As the human population continues to grow, the stress on nature to supply our needs (and wants) has increased manifold. More and more forests, grasslands and other pristine habitats are being cleared to make way for our growing demands. As civilisation expands at a relentless pace, wildlife is forced to adapt to entirely altered habitats.
The Fan-throated Lizards of Chalkewadi, in Maharashtra, are an example of a species that thrives in a habitat entirely transformed by humans. The intrusion to this plateau habitat comes in the form of windmills, a relatively clean source of energy. But how clean this source really is, and what impact it has on an ecosystem it has irrevocably changed, is yet to be seen.
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