User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Hotspots
Last updated: Oct 14 2017 23:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Three indoor ideas to make your Dubai summer trip memorable (Travelogue) 7.10.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
When it comes to picking a destination, weather is often a deciding factor for most tourists, and for Dubai -- a city that literally spells luxury -- the harsh summer months last a little longer than in other parts of the world. But does that mean you should delay your dream trip till the onset of winter?
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Climate change: State to formulate fresh response 30.9.2017 Hindu: News
DoECC to focus on reassessing the vulnerable sectors
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New spider species named after Obamas, DiCaprio 27.9.2017 BusinessLine - News
Scientists have discovered 15 new species of “smiley-faced” spiders and named them after David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bernie Sanders among others. In a s...
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New spider species named after Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama 27.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 27 : A team of researchers has identified and named 15 new species of spider in the Caribbean after A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama and David Attenborough.
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With most Bengaluru lakes polluted, birders head to the outskirts for better sighting 18.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Muthanallur and Gulakamale lakes, both located about 30 km from city, host many rare bird species during migratory season
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Tie-up to restore elephant corridors in Meghalaya 12.9.2017 BusinessLine - National
India is getting a slice of American cosmetics and perfumes major Body Shop’s scheme to develop 75 sq km of “biobridges” across the globe. The company on Tuesday announced plans to develop 1.8 sq km o...
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Jacqueline Fernandez supports Bio Bridge project in India 12.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is a big supporter of everything related to nature and keeping her ethos intact, the actress on Tuesday came out to support Bio Bridge project in Meghalaya's Garo Hills.
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The girl from Perumbavoor 12.9.2017 FrontLine: Environment
Jainy Kuriakose belongs to Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of Kerala. She has been interested in birds since childhood, becoming familiar with the white-breasted water hen (Amaurornis phoenic...
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A biodiversity hotspot 4.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Jagara Valley, also called Muthodi, is a biodiversity hotspot located in the picturesque Chikkamagaluru district. It was an independent sanctuary (as Jagara Valley Game Reserve) until it was merged with the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary in 1974. The bowl-shaped terrain is mostly covered by moist deciduous and evergreen forests. The hillocks are clothed by the green grasslands and the evergreen sholas. It is perennially wet due to a web of innumerable little streams and rivulets like Somavahini, Thadabehalla, Odirayanahalla. Teak, rosewood, honne, karimatti, holematti, hebbalasu and suragi are some of the commonly found trees here. Various types of climbers can also be found in the valley. The huge twining aneballi, the water-yielding neerballi and the shigeballi that yields shampoo pods are the most common climbers seen here. Apart from this, the region also houses various kinds of bamboos. Dowga, the elephants' favourite food; medri, useful for bamboo weavers; chiwa, the base of the police lathi; and wate, ...
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Dark DNA: The phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution 25.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Genome sequencing allows us to compare and contrast the DNA of different animals
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Relaxedly rippled and tranquil 24.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Lotus Pond in Jubilee Hills is serenely reflective of the manicured tastes of the area
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Crocs, gators and a shot of adrenaline 23.8.2017 Hindu: Leisure
It is a Floridian reality to co-exist with alligators and indulge in adrenaline-driven water activities. If you are brave enough, Soma Basu suggests you tick these off your bucket-list while touring the sunshine state next time
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Death sentence to Kali Valley? 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
A Karnataka cabinet subcommittee has taken a decision to reduce the protective nature of the forest cover under Ecologically Sensitive Zones (ESZ) in Kali Valley from 1,202 sq km to 312 sq km. This is endorsed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in Delhi (MoEFCC). The collusion of the state and central governments, with different political thoughts, is a definitive indicator of the way our natural resources are appropriated by the powerful elite, tweaking rules and regulations on their own behalf. Kali Valley is part of the fragile Western Ghats region on the border of Karnataka and Goa in Uttara Kannada district. Although the Kali River originates only 32 km from the coast, it traverses 183 km majestically in the midst of Kali Valley to join the Arabian Sea at Karwar. The catchment forests in the valley, covering 1,890 sq km, are well-known as biodiversity hotspots, hosting the world-famous Dandeli teak, hornbills, and rich flora with rare medicinal plants. The 2006 declaration of ...
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Listen for a flutter of wings 8.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The Bangalore Butterfly Club has rediscovered many species including one that was believed to have been extinct for the past 120 years
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Listen for a flutter of wings 7.8.2017 Hindu: Leisure
The Bangalore Butterfly Club has rediscovered many species including one that was believed to have been extinct for the past 120 years
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J.D. Hooker, Indian plants and the unexplored Himalayas 29.7.2017 Hindu: Home
We should pause and reflect on the current status of the documentation of India’s amazing plant wealth
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Getting closer to nature at Mankulam 26.7.2017 Hindu: National
Packages and facilities being pepped up at the biodiversity hotospot for tourists
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A boat jetty of yore to be biodiversity museum 19.7.2017 HBL: Life
To showcase varied Kerala biodiversity
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Lonely and threatened in Western Ghats 15.7.2017 Hindu: National
Botanical Survey of India study records 270 rare, endemic, and threatened tree species
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