In a dire time where ecological researches are ignored due to vested interests, the future of conservation seems bleak without the support of impeccable data. Having felt this need, CEPF and Atree brought together French Institute of Pondicherry and Strand Life Sciences Limited to make the ‘Western Ghats Portal’ possible. This priceless data bank holds some of the most meticulously researched copy righted works of individual researchers and is of great help to others who are working in the same field. It pieces together studies from different walks of life and makes sustainability possible, by making data accessible to implementing bodies. After all, conservation is combined effort toward sustainability and the Western Ghats Portal makes this possible.