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Category: Biodiversity :: Hotspots
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Dr Najma inaugurates Facility for Mass Production of Orchids 17.8.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Dr Najma inaugurates Facility for Mass Production of Orchids
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Animal Planet sharpens focus on conservation with a brand-new philosophy 'Humans Like Us' 10.8.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 10 (NewsVoir): Animal Planet, India's number 1 wildlife channel that immerses viewers in entire spectrum of life in the animal kingdom with high quality content, has adopted a new
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SEE PIC: Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on an Australia beach 9.8.2018 DNA: India
A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he made the find. "I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed," he said. "I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people." He told Museums Victoria, and Erich Fitzgerald, senior curator of vertebrate palaeontology, confirmed the seven centimetre-long (2.7 inch) teeth were from an extinct species of predator known as the great jagged narrow-toothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens). The shark, which stalked Australia's oceans around 25 million years ago, feasting on small whales and penguins, ...
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Teeth Of Prehistoric Mega-Shark Found On Australia Beach 9.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white, have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said on Thursday.
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Vardhan dubs NE as a treasure trove of unique bio resources 28.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILONG, July 28: Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Forests, Environment and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan has dubbed the North East region of India as a genetic treasure house of plants, animals and microbial resources while pointing out that it is amongst the top mega-biodiversity hotspots of the world.
Inaugurating the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Meghalaya at Upper Shillong on Saturday, Dr. Vardhan informed that the IBSD was set up to identify the rich biodiversity and unique bioresources of the state that can boost the bio-economy and generate jobs for the unemployed youth through bio - entrepreneurship.

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Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network 26.7.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Khangchendzonga is the 11th Biosphere Reserve to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves New Delhi, 25 July 2018 (UNDO) :  Today, the 30th Session of the Man and Biosphere International Coordinating Council currently taking place in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, has added the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Commending […]
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Nagaland home to 2,431 plant species, says Minister 22.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland home to 2,431 plant species, says Minister
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Biodiversity committee exists only on paper? 25.6.2018 Hindu: News
The local Biodiversity Management Committee constituted as per the Karnataka Biodiversity Act, 2002, seems to exist only on paper as the members have
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Plastic in the ranges 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
In order to have a plastic-free world, we have to unlearn the habit of ‘use and throw’. I am working in a biodiversity hotspot situated in the Western
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Focus on regulating tourism in forest areas 19.6.2018 Hindu: News
Sumesh Soman, the new District Forest Officer (DFO) of the Nilgiris Forest Division, which was formed recently after the merger of Nilgiris North and
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A novel initiative to conserve ‘Devrais’ in Western Ghats 18.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Urban migration among the youth and erosion of ties to nature have led to a decline in awareness about preserving the sacred groves
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Development and environment must foster a complementary and symbiotic relationship: Vice President 16.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that development and environment need not be antithetical to each other, but must foster a complementary and symbiotic relationship. He was interacting with the research scholars, students and faculty of the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh today.
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Blue revolution a bane of Kolleru 15.6.2018 Hindu: News
TDP government’s latest decision makes the lake more vulnerable to destruction: environmentalist
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Government releases Jharkhand iron ore mining plan, proposes no-go zones 10.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Environment ministry has come out with a plan on 'sustainable iron ore mining ' in Jharkhand's Saranda and Chaibasa, West Singhbhum district, and has proposed go and no-go zones, biodiversity hotspots and conservation areas to protect the region's rich Sal forest and over 200 elephants. It has also accepted an annual cap of 64 million tonnes per annum in Saranda-Chaibasa, based on the expert report of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. Only those mining leases falling in the eastern boundary of Saranda have been considered for inclusion in two mining zones and mining leases falling in ten villages across Chaibasa will be considered. The remaining leases, the ministry's plan said, will be closed for mining and kept in abeyance for now. Centre will review their status when mineral deposits in the permitted zones are almost exhausted and appropriate technology is available for their extraction to prevent damage to forest and wildlife. DNA was the first to report on the draft of the ...
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Student birders at Cinchona Government High School in Valparai 5.6.2018 Hindu: News
Along with English, teacher K. Selvaganesh has instilled a love for birds and trees in his students at the Cinchona Government High School in Valparai
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Study shows big ecological impact of small hydro-power projects 1.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Research indicates rise in reports of human-elephant conflict in project areas
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25 years of conserving biodiversity in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (Comment) 22.5.2018 General News
This year marks a quarter century of the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - an agreement among 196 countries to conserve the earth's biological diversity while ensuring it is used sustainably and that the benefits from using genetic resources are shared fairly.
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Multiple threats to Himalayan biodiversity 12.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Home to 30% of India’s fauna, the region hosts several endangered species
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'Kung Fu' red pandas settle into new Laos sanctuary 11.5.2018 General News
Munching on bamboo and lazing under a fan spraying cooling mist, "Jackie Chan" is in a relaxed mood, one of three red pandas once destined for the exotic wildlife trade but now instead settling into a new home in a leafy Laos sanctuary. The three animals, nicknamed Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Peace, were among six found stuffed into crates during a random check of a van traveling from China over the border into northern Laos in January. Dehydrated and lacking food, three died within days, while the survivors were taken to a sanctuary run by the non-profit Free the Bears in the hills around the tourist hotspot of Luang Prabang. It was "very very hard" to save the red pandas who perished, says Sengaloun Vongsay, Laos programme manager for Free the Bears. It was the first discovery of red pandas in Laos, experts said, fueling fears the endangered species may be the latest targets of the illegal pet industry, coveted for their shiny copper fur and "cute" appearance. "They're eating well, ..
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AR conducts employment generation drive through Afforestation 11.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
AR conducts employment generation drive through Afforestation
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