National Geographic : 2002 Jan
OTSPOT BEGONIASP. BY GEOFFREY C. WARD PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANS LANTING A delicate wild begonia and a shy lion-tailed macaque have known only one home, the dense re forests of the Western Ghats mountain range. That world is fragmenting fast, a victim of Indi, surging population and headlong eagerness to modernize. Now concerned citizens are joinil forces to save what is left before it's too late-for forest dwellers and human beings alike.