Nature Conservation Foundation, Vattakanal Conservation Trust
The region south of the Palghat gap (a 30 km-wide break in the mountain range), known as the southern Western Ghats, contains some of the highest peaks and vast stretches of climax evergreen forest types. It also contains much of the plant and animal diversity, particularly endemic species (species not found anywhere else in the world). The Anamalai hills region is particularly special as it contains the entire range of evergreen forest types and its representative species of plants and animals.
Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore