Biodiversity

New Ginger species found in Andamans

12/1/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Isla ...

Rhinoceros: a successful conservation story in India

7/1/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), population of Indian Rhinoceros increased from 75 in 1905 to over 2,700 by 2012. The In ...

Mesentery

6/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Biodiversity |Read more

Irish scientists have recently identified a new human organ that has existed in the digestive system for hundreds of years. Named as the mesentery, th ...

Eco-Sensitive Zone

7/12/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The Government has issued the final Notification for an Eco-Sensitive Zone area of 59.46 sq kms of which 19.25 sq km is forest land and 40.21 sq km is ...

Shashi Shekhar Committee

19/8/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

A committee of experts headed by Shashi Shekhar and appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to assess the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplai ...

Increase in Tiger Population In Manas

26/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The second survey to monitor Tiger across the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA), which covers Manas National Park (MNP) on the Indian sid ...

Karnala Bird Sanctuary (KBS)

23/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has made a provision of Rs 58 crore to mitigate the impact of widening of a National Highway-17 stretch pa ...

Nilgai declared as Vermin

12/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The environment ministry has declared Nilgai as vermin in state of Bihar. By declaring any animal as vermin will allow state authorities to carry out ...

Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016

7/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Environment Ministry has come up with new draft wetland conservation rules. The Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016 is seek to rep ...

Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme

6/6/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The Haryana government on launched Asia's First 'Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme' at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore. The exercise ...

Mahseer fish

23/5/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Himachal Pradesh government has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of golden mahseer. The population of t ...

Himalayan brown bears

21/5/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The J&K Wildlife Department has recorded its first ever sighting of a group of eight Himalayan brown bears in Kargil’s Drass Sector. The sighting is c ...

South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

18/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its nod for India adopting the statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) which will help in checking ...

Vultures And NSAID(Non – Steroid Anti- Inflammatory Drug)

4/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

In 2015, The Kerala state government has withdrawn Ketoprofen, a non – steroid anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) used extensively for veterinary purpose ...

Sand-eating tadpoles

2/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

A group of scientists discovered sand-eating tadpole in the southern Western Ghats. These tadpole lives in total darkness, until it fully develops int ...

Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve

24/3/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Agasthyamala, a unique and highly divers ecosystem in the Western Ghats has been recognised by the UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. It covers the ...

Sea Turtle Conservation Project

21/2/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project, Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park has collected about 2,000 turtle eggs and shifted ...

Hadesarchaea Microbe

19/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biodiversity |Read more

A new species of microorganism has been discovered, and it lives several kilometres underneath the surface at 70 degrees Celsius. The new species – Ha ...

Himalayan Griffon

16/2/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Himalayan griffon, also known as Himalayan vulture is spotted by birdwatchers in Goa. The Himalayan griffon was previously believed to belong to the u ...

India adds 112 sq. km. to Mangrove Cover

12/12/2015 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

According to the latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), India has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of mangroves forest. The earlier ...

India’s First Community Reserve for Dolphins

12/10/2015 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

India's first community reserve to protect the endangered dolphins will be set up in the state of West Bengal. The dolphin reserve is proposed to ...

Okhla bird sanctuary

3/9/2015 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Okhla bird sanctuary was in news recently as union government has issued the final notification demarcating the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the bi ...

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