User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
Last updated: Feb 17 2019 24:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Tamil Nadu’s palm trees withstood cyclones and climate change – but neglect threatens their survival 16.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The number of palmyrah trees has sharply declined owing to lack of awareness of their many uses. Conservation efforts are finally beginning.
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Indian researchers discover new mysterious frog species in the Western Ghats 14.2.2019 Scroll.in
The Delhi University researchers discovered the amphibians in a roadside puddle in Kerala.
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New Footage Released Of Rare Giant Pangolins In Africa 14.2.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Researchers from a British Zoo on Wednesday released rare footage revealing the secret lives of giant pangolins, considered one of the world's most trafficked mammals.
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Unparalleled collaboration needed from all nations to ensure sustainable development: Vice President 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Expressing his concern over the unprecedented scale of environmental degradation and its drastic consequences, the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon all nations to collaborate and cooperate in an equally unparalleled manner to ensure sustainable development.
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Migratory harrier birds are no longer flocking in large numbers to India 31.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
One of the main reasons for the decline in harrier numbers is the destruction of the grasslands in both breeding and wintering areas, according to scientists.
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Six months after floods, Kerala’s farm sector makes a come back 31.1.2019 Financial Chronicle
Wayanad Kerala Six months after a devastating deluge washed away thousands of hectares of land parcels---under cultivation of all kinds of agriculture crops including paddy and banana, vegetables and plantations crops like coffee, cocoa, coconut, tea, rubber, cardamom, pepper and other spices---that ruined the life and livelihood of thousands of farmers, Kerala’s agriculture sector is now on a road to remarkable  recovery. The deadly deluge that left a trail of destruction had almost crippled the state’s agriculture production. As per official figures (conservative), 3.14 lakh farmers suffered huge losses of over Rs 2,000 crore as close to 60,000 hectares of cropped area was fully destroyed in the floods during July-August last year. “The floods brought damage to the agriculture sector was unfathomable. Yet, a speedy recovery was possible only because of our increased focus on organic farming and commitment towards the conservation of indigenous seeds,’’ said Chandu, an organic farmer from Mananthawady ...
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In a first, hand-reared turtle hatchlings released in the wild 30.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
In a first, hand-reared turtle hatchlings released in the wild
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How a Mumbai scientist helped bring together India’s obsessive record collectors 28.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
After amassing records over five decades and building a community, Suresh Chandvankar is introspecting: ‘What is this passion? Where does it come from?’
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A matchmaking service helped a frog in Bolivia find a mate – and could save an endangered species 26.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Romeo, the Sehuencas water frog, will meet his Juliet soon.
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Romeo, Last Known Frog Of A Kind, Found Juliet. Did It Save The Species? 25.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
For 10 years, the world's last known Sehuencas water frog, named Romeo, lived alone in captivity in a Bolivian museum. Repeated expeditions by biologists into the nation's cloud forests, the only...
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Erosion leading to space constraint in Kaziranga 22.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Erosion leading to space constraint in Kaziranga
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60% of wild coffee species are at risk of extinction due to climate change 21.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
All major commercial coffee growing countries have been badly affected by the fungal disease “coffee leaf rust”.
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Three ways in which the Modi government is ruining the Ganga instead of cleaning it 19.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Three projects will reduce water flows into the river, pollute it, denude its catchment areas and endanger its biodiversity.
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After the floods, a deluge of invasive plant species is threatening Kerala’s ecology 18.1.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Invasion by alien plants affects the survival of local species, damages soil quality and affects groundwater availability.
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Conservation success story: How gharials were bought back from the brink in Bihar’s Gandak river 17.1.2019 Scroll.in
A joint initiative between the Wildlife Trust of India and the Bihar Forest Department released captive bred gharials into the Gandak in 2014.
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More Than Half The World's Coffee Varieties Face "Extinction Risk" 17.1.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy, new research...
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Many coffee species threatened with extinction, scientists warn 17.1.2019 Reuters: World News
Climate change and deforestation are putting more than half the world's wild coffee species at risk of extinction, including the popular commercial coffees Arabica and Robusta, scientists warned on Wednesday.
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World's Loneliest Frog, Romeo, Finds A Date In Juliet 16.1.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Almost a year after conservationists sent out a plea to help save a species of Bolivian aquatic frog by finding a mate for the last remaining member, Romeo, his very own Juliet has been tracked down...
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Green Manipur campaign 13.1.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Green Manipur campaign
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Number of winged visitors declining in famed Satajan wetland 10.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Number of winged visitors declining in famed Satajan wetland
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