User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 01:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Call for greater research in alternative medicine 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to Ayurvedic experts on Ayurveda Day (Oct 17) to find medicines which could provide immediate relief to the people is a step in the right direction.People all over ...
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Global pact to help survive biodiversity in palm plantations 19.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
For surviving the wild animals, a five-year crucial global pact was signed at a summit in Germany on Thursday with an aim to promote sustainable means of growing palm oil which often results in widespread loss to biodiversity, including in Southeast Asia.
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Environmental scientist Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize 19.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
Tokyo [Japan], Oct.19 : The world's most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science was given to Hans Joachim Schellnhuber this week in Tokyo.
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World's deepest Lake Baikal dying mysteriously 19.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Over the past several years, a major international tourist attraction, has been crippled by a series of detrimental phenomena, some of which remain a mystery to scientists.
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Camera trap survey shows presence of snow leopards in Arunachal 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A recent study by the World Wildlife Federation-India on snow leopards has yielded photo evidence of the elusive species in Arunachal Pradesh, a state resplendent with biodiversity and yet largely unexplored. The evidence is particularly significant, given that large natural areas in the state fall under the custodianship of local communities whose support is crucial to protect the species and its habitat. The species was photographed by a camera trap set up at Thembang, a community conserved area in the state. Only a fraction of the snow leopard habitat in the state comes under two protected areas, Dibang Biosphere Reserve and Namdapha National Park. The presence of the big cat beyond these protected areas highlights the importance of community support for conservation as well as landscape-scale conservation planning. The statewide survey, carried out by WWF-India in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh forest department, was conducted from March 2017, focusing on unexplored areas, a press statement ...
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The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon – Part 2 19.10.2017 Kangla Online
The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon – Part 2
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The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon 18.10.2017 Kangla Online
The incredible and mysterious journey of Amur Falcon
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'Future smart foods can promote nutrition security in the Himalayas' 18.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With climate change a reality and the latest Global Hunger Index revealing a horrific scenario for the world's mountain people in developing countries in South Asia, including India, promoting genetic plant diversity in the mountains can be one important step to battle food insecurity.
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CID forest cell rescues rare spiny tailed lizards 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Sleuths of the Criminal Investigation Department (Forest Cell) and wildlife volunteers raided a private courier agency and rescued spiny-tailed lizards which are concealed in shoe boxes ready to be shipped to Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. The police said that the spiny-tailed lizards are Scheduled 1 species under the Wildlife Protection Act (as per their biodiversity value). The illegal trade thrives unabated in the city and neighbouring states. This is due to the growing demand for lizards from people who believe they (monitor lizards) possess some medicinal value, they added. Based on a tip-off, the officials raided Mahalakshmi courier office situated at Satellite Bus Stand complex on Mysuru Road and rescued the reptiles. They are herbivorous and are found only in Rajasthan, wildlife enthusiast Sharath Babu said. The parcel was booked from Hosur and expected to be delivered to Tamil Nadu. The police have registered a case at Byatarayanapura police station for further investigation.The police said the ...
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New UN-led partnership to help curb unsustainable wildlife hunting, protect biodiversity 17.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK: To help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stop unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and food security, the United Nations agriculture agency launched on Tuesday a Euro45 million multi-partner initiative.
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Genetic diversity key to tiger survival 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Tiger numbers have started rising in recent years, which is good news for an endangered species reduced to a few thousand worldwide. India is part of a 13-country effort to double the animal's population by 2022, in part through increased monitoring and protection. However, for any species so diminished, protecting what we have left is not enough. Most of the world's remaining tigers live in tiny, guarded fragments, each of which is precarious on its own. Even in the absence of major threats such as poaching, isolation can leave animals at serious risk. Local shifts in the environment such as drought or the onset of disease can easily sweep these remnants away. How isolated are India's tigers? A recent study in Scientific Reports by researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, sought to partially answer this question. India's remaining tigers number over 2,000, representing more than half of the world's tiger population. But these tigers are spread thin, across ...
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The nature of Latin America in Fruittion Botanicals 16.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAO PAULO: A continent of unique flavors, Latin America's extraordinary biodiversity is an excellent source of natural ingredients for human consumption. In line with global consumption trends, the Brazilian multinational Duas Rodas has added to its portfolio of Fruittion Botanicals, which is a line of natural and typical products of Latin American countries.
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Why a new tax on bio-resources has Madhya Pradesh traders crying foul 15.10.2017 India Today| STATES
A new cess on bio-resources has traders and industry crying foul.
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Creating awareness on environment among children 14.10.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Two-day workshop gets under way in Hassan
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Mangroves along Asramam creek axed 14.10.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Planted as part of afforestation project in 2005
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Pressure on aquatic ecosystem 14.10.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Introduction of invasive alien fish species has depleted the aquatic biodiversity of the State
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Kerala battling an alien invasion 14.10.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Invasive species pose a threat to the State’s biodiversity, including extinction of native flora and fauna and changes in hydrology and ecosystem
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Mangroves along Link Road felled for boat race 14.10.2017 Hindu: Home
They had been planted as part of a mangrove afforestation project in 2005
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Do trees make rivers flow? 13.10.2017 Hindu: S & T
Jaggi Vasudev’s Rally for Rivers claims they will, but this is not based on the most nuanced science
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Starfish, anemones protect ecosystems from climate change 12.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], October 12 : Limpets, mainly starfish, anemones, mussels, barnacles and seaweed are important to help ecosystems survive the global warming, finds a recent study, which offers some hope for a defence strategy against the climate change.
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