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On The Edge Conservation and Nature inFocus bring to you a seven-part documentary mini-series on the Western Ghats—one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. Older than the Himalayas, this chain of mountains that runs parallel to India's western coast showcases an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism, at the same time, boasting a high density of human population.


Trailer—Western Ghats On The Edge

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Western Ghats On The Edge

Jonathan Baillie and Nisha Owen of On The Edge Conservation introduce the seven-part docuseries on the Western Ghats—covering everything from elusive frogs to majestic birds to hidden ancient forests.

Episode 08

Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle

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In Search of Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle

Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world—and it can survive in salt water. Join independent ecologist and conservationist Ayushi Jain as she tracks down the first-ever reported population of Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles in Kerala and even finds a nest.

Episode 07

Salim Ali's Fruit Bat

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In Search of Salim Ali's Fruit Bat

Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat (Latidens salimalii) is one of the three rarest bats in the world! Native to the Western Ghats, it’s an invaluable pollinator, ensuring the ecosystem it is a part of continues to thrive. But with barely 1,000 individuals left, this bat is in danger of being wiped out.

Episode 06

Nilgiri Marten

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In Search of Nilgiri Marten

The Nilgiri Marten is an enigma. This small, weasel-like mammal lives only in the Western Ghats where it’s rarely seen— those that have often mistaken it for a giant squirrel. In this episode, follow naturalist Surya Ramachandran as he explores the forest patches of Munnar with Hadlee Renjith in the hopes of glimpsing this creature that’s long captivated him. What will his search reveal?




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