User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Hotspots
Last updated: Jun 22 2017 13:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Forest dept underreporting animal deaths' 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Resource and fund constraints are major challenges before the Karnataka Forest Department, which needs immediate attention to mitigate the man-animal conflict, strengthen elephant corridors and enhance forest cover, B K Mukherjee, Accountant General (E&RSA) said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after the maiden report prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on performance audit of "Administration of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka", was tabled in the state legislature on Wednesday, Mukherjee said forest patches of Karnataka have changed due to change in land use pattern because of encroachment and improper planning. "Western Ghats is a biodiversity hotspot and faces severe threat. So, we decided to prepare a report on this sensitive topic. We covered 90% of the fragile Western Ghats. We found that the forest department underreports cases of poaching, animal death, conflicts, encroachment and forest fire areas. We also found that the forest department does not have ...
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Frogs with burrowing skills found 20.6.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
A Delhi University student has found four new species of burrowing frogs from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot.
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Explore the magic of monsoon 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Misty mornings, fresh breeze, earth's petrichor fragrance, luscious green landscapes — monsoon brings with it a yearning zeal to celebrate the coolness and mysticism of weather. This time of the year also ushers in a sense of adventure in nature lovers. And with the spirit of a wanderer and the soul of an explorer, many energetic youngsters get out their trekking shoes to embark on a journey and experience nature in all its splendour. To them, Western Ghats — the benevolent mountains with exotic flora and fauna — is a paradise. The hotspot of biodiversity, Western Ghats attracts trekkers all year round. Yet, it is in this moist season that the Ghats is at its alluring best. Trekkers' favourite Prajwal, a final year engineering student, is a fervent trekker and considers ascending Kumara Parvatha near Kukke Subrahmanya to be his best trek till date. However, the end of monsoon would be the best time for this challenging trek and he prefers to hike the not-so-risky terrains of the Ghats ...
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Three new sites recognised as biodiversity hotspots in Goa 12.6.2017 Hindu: News
Bombay Natural History Society publishes updated list
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A new cast of crabs in Western Ghats 8.6.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Scientists elated as they discover Karkata, a fresh genus, and six species from Kerala
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India’s biodiversity riches grow by 499 species 5.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The Himalayas, northeast, Western Ghats. Andamans yield the most discoveries of flora and fauna
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How wildlife-friendly is your brew? 2.6.2017 Hindu: Youth
With Wild Kaapi, your morning coffee comes from certified estates that support gaurs, elephants and monkeys, along with Arabica beans
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Int’l Biological Diversity Day observed in Manipur 25.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
Int’l Biological Diversity Day observed in Manipur
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'Mankind responsible for ecological imbalance' 23.5.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
'Mankind responsible for ecological imbalance'
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Three-day flower show concludes 22.5.2017 Hindu: Home
‘India has taken tremendous steps in protecting biodiversity’
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Leopards abundant in India's tea garden landscapes 18.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Leopards are abundant in tea garden landscapes in north-eastern India but their mere presence does not necessarily lead to conflicts with people, suggests new research.
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‘Entire Western Ghats must be declared eco-sensitive’ 10.5.2017 TOI: Goa
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‘When I first saw Niyamgiri, I was speechless’ 29.4.2017 Hindu: Arts
This year’s Goldman Prize winner fought for 12 years to protect a community and its forest land from being consumed by mining
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Kerala hotspot of subterranean fishes 24.4.2017 Hindu: News
Of the known eight subterranean fish species, six are inhabitants of the State
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Ban orders on granite-mining restored 15.4.2017 FrontLine: World Affairs
To be enforced at three tourism sites in Wayanad district
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Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region 28.3.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The zoo, located 6 kms away from the township of Dimapur, is also home to the majestic Bengal Tiger and the great Indian hornbill that has remained a major attraction for many visitors, who throng the park to get an overview of the wildlife species.
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Nagaland Zoological Park emerging as biodiversity hotspot 27.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
Nagaland Zoological Park emerging as biodiversity hotspot
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Bengalureans are gearing up to solve city's issues, one at a time 6.3.2017 TOI: Cities
With scorching heat and summer on its way, severe water issues are anticipated in the coming days. This is again the time Benglureans start looking for as many water resources as possible and that’s when it rings a warning bell to most of us: “Are there even enough lakes left?”
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Campaign for conservation of Kukkarahalli intensifies 27.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Taking a cue from the fate of waterbodies in Bengaluru frothing due to pollution, residents of Mysuru have intensified their campaign to conserve the Kukkarahalli lake and prevent its eutrophication.
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Scope of food processing underlined 24.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
Scope of food processing underlined
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