Tata Power: Tata Power and Ela Foundation release their 4th book- “Amphibians of the Northern Western Ghats”
First authentic photographic guide to all 52 species of Amphibians of the Northern Western Ghats of India
Tata Power has a long history of commitment to protecting local biodiversity
As part of its bio-diversity series and on account of Nature , Tata Power, in association with Ela Foundation released their 4th book on “Amphibians of the Northern Western Ghats”, the first authentic photographic guide to all 52 species of amphibians in Gujarat, Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra and Goa. The book was released by Mr. Vijay Namjoshi, Chief Generation-Tata Power in the presence of Mr. Prabhakar Kale, Chief Hydro , Mr. Parag Railkar, Chief Civil & Estate and members of ELA foundation and Tata Power.
This book is a joint publication of Tata Power and Ela foundation authored by Dr. Satish Pande with inputs from Mr. Vivek Vishwasrao and Prof Gram Purohit.
Highlights of the book are:
The book aims at the appreciation and conservation of neglected taxon;
It is the first authentic photographic guide to all 52 species of Amphibians from Northern Western Ghats of India including Gujarat, Diu, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra and Goa;
It includes recent taxonomy and scientific nomenclature;
Tips for identification have been provided
Includes endemic and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red list species.
Mr. Vijay Namjoshi , Chief – Generation , Tata Power said, “Understanding biodiversity based on professional scientific study is the first vital step towards its conservation. Tata Power’s commitment to conserving the biodiversity around its key operations in the country has a long and successful history. This is also part of our larger ESG mandate to create a more sustainable operations that benefit all our stakeholders in the long run. We will continue to support and invest in such efforts in the future as well.”
Mr. Prabhakar Kale, Chief – Hydros Tata Power said, “This book will help researchers and academicians in carrying out their conservation projects, and will also help protect water bodies that are the natural habitat of the amphibians.”
Dr. Satish Pande, Director Ela Foundation further added “The book is first of its Kind and aimed at conservation of the neglected Taxon.”
This is yet another edition in a series of works released by Tata Power and Ela Foundation to highlight the rich biodiversity present in the western ghats of Maharashtra