The Independent On Sunday: Time to remember the power and beauty of nature

The Western Ghats of India are home to one of the world’s greatest tropical rainforests and a staggering number of floral and faunal species, which is some- what confounding when you consider the 400 million people who also live here. Somehow, some of the most biodiverse wildlife on the planet manages to survive among a fragmented landscape of forests, plantations and villages.