Scientists find 77 new butterfly species in Matheran
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species
- After a long gap of 125 years, scientists have found 140 are species of butterflies, including 77 new ones, in Matheran.
- Matheran is an ecosensitive zone, located in Maharashtra.
- The Matheran hill railway, also known as Matheran Light Railway (MLR), was inspected by UNESCO world heritage site officials but failed to make it to the list as a World Heritage Site.