Corridors of death

News: The recent deaths of Elephants in Tamil Nadu and Assam in train collisions has again highlighted the gaps in efforts to reduce man-animal conflicts in the country. Of the 29,964 elephants in India, the majority are in the southern region. What are the reasons behind it? Project Elephant division (MoEF&CC) reported unnatural killing of… Continue reading Corridors of death

Longest in-country migration route of lesser florican from Rajasthan tracked

What is the News? A recent study has for the first time tracked the longest in-country migration route of lesser Floricans from Rajasthan to Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. About the study The study on the Lesser Florican Migration Route has been launched as part of the bustard recovery programme which is a conservation initiative for the… Continue reading Longest in-country migration route of lesser florican from Rajasthan tracked

‘1,160 elephants killed in a decade’

What is the News? A document accessed from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) has provided the data on the death of Elephants. What is the data provided by the document? Source: The Hindu Around 1,160 elephants were killed in the country for reasons other than natural causes in the 10 years up… Continue reading ‘1,160 elephants killed in a decade’

Kaiser-i-Hind is Arunachal’s State butterfly

What is the News? For the first time, Arunachal Pradesh’s cabinet meeting was held outside the State capital Itanagar. It was held at Pakke Tiger Reserve. During that, Arunachal Pradesh’s Cabinet approved Kaiser-i-Hind as the State butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh and adopted Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 declaration. About Kaiser-i-Hind Kaiser-i-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) literally means Emperor… Continue reading Kaiser-i-Hind is Arunachal’s State butterfly

Micro snail species discovered in Meghalaya’s Mawsmai cave

What is the News? Researchers have recently discovered a micro snail species named Georissa mawsmaiensis from Mawsmai, a limestone cave in Meghalaya. This is significant as the last discovery of the same genus was made in 1851. The species was named as Georissa saritta. It was collected and described from the Musmai (Mawsmai today) valley… Continue reading Micro snail species discovered in Meghalaya’s Mawsmai cave

Explained: What is Allium negianum?

What is the News? A team of researchers has discovered a new species of the genus Allium named “Allium negianum” from the Uttarakhand Himalayan region of India. What is Allium? Allium is one of the largest genera in Amaryllidaceae, a family of herbaceous, mainly perennial and bulbous flowering plants. The genus has about 1,100 species… Continue reading Explained: What is Allium negianum?

Arctic melt: will polar bears vanish by 2100?

What is the News? According to a study published in the journal Earth’s Future, if carbon emissions continue at current levels, then by 2100 Arctic sea ice may disappear during the summer, which could drive polar bears and other ice-dependent species to extinction. What is the importance of Arctic Ice? In winter, most of the… Continue reading Arctic melt: will polar bears vanish by 2100?

Development projects threaten Bengal florican habitat in Assam

What is the News? Bustard Specialist Group (BSG) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has written to the Assam government on the urgent need to prevent land-use changes at Kokilabari Seed Farm in the state to protect Bengal floricans and other species. About Kokilabari Seed Farm Kokilabari Seed Farm is located in Assam.… Continue reading Development projects threaten Bengal florican habitat in Assam

Fish species found only in the Pacific, discovered in the Bay of Bengal

What is the News? Researchers have discovered a unique, lesser-known fish species named Hoplosebastes Armatus in the Indian Ocean.This fish species was till now thought to be found only in the Pacific Ocean. What is Hoplosebastes Armatus? Hoplosebastes Armatus is also known as the flower scorpionfish. It belongs to the order of ray-finned fish that… Continue reading Fish species found only in the Pacific, discovered in the Bay of Bengal

Over 100 countries sign Kunming Declaration on biodiversity conservation

What is the news?  The “Kunming Declaration” was adopted by over 100 countries in the ongoing virtual 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD).  The theme of the COP-15 is “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”.  COP15 is being held… Continue reading Over 100 countries sign Kunming Declaration on biodiversity conservation

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