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Category: Biodiversity :: Species Loss
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Indian tigers face threat due to lack of genetic diversity 19.5.2013 HBL: Home
India’s tigers are facing extinction owing to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners and the resultant lack of genetic diversity, according to a first-of-its-kind research.India...
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Cheetah back in India? Yes, if govt has its way 19.5.2013 Zee News : Science and Technology
The Indian government is planning to petition the Supreme Court to allow the import of African cheetah that became extinct 60 years ago.
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Cheetah back in India? Yes, if the government has its way 19.5.2013 Latest News
Armed with "scientific evidence" that the African cheetah is "not an alien species" and can survive in India, the government is planning to petition the Supreme Court to allow the import of the animal that became extinct 60 years ago.
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Cheetah back in India? Yes, if the government has its way 19.5.2013 New Kerala: India News
By Richa Sharma, New Delhi, May 19 : Armed with "scientific evidence" that the African cheetah is "not an alien species" and can survive in India, the government is planning to petition the Supreme Court to allow the import of the animal that became extinct 60 years ago.
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Winged visitors to coastal region decline 19.5.2013 TOI: All Headlines
Winged visitors to coastal region decline
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Creature with scissor-like claws named after Johnny Depp 19.5.2013 Deccan Chronicle: Lifestyle
An obscure, extinct creature that had scissor-like claws is being named after Hollywood star Johnny Depp, who played Edward Scissorhands in the 1990 movie. The actor, known for taking on quirky characters in his movies, had the rare honour after a 505-million-year-old fossil was discovered by the
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Primatologist rues that conservation is restricted to 'charismatic species' 18.5.2013 deccanherald.com
Primatologist rues that conservation is restricted to 'charismatic species'
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Tibet has China`s largest proportion of nature reserves 17.5.2013 Zee News : Science and Technology
With 61 nature reserves spread across a total land area of 410,000 square meters, the Tibet region has China`s largest proportion of such habitat, a forestry official said today.
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Tibet has most of China`s nature reserves 17.5.2013 Zee News : World
With 61 nature reserves spread across a total land area of 410,000 square meters, the Tibet region has China`s largest proportion of such habitat, a forestry official said on Friday.
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British conservationists say the Malabar Civet may have become extinct 17.5.2013 TOI: All Headlines
British conservationists say the Malabar Civet may have become extinct
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Ancient 'scissor-handed' creature named after Johnny Depp 17.5.2013 New Kerala: India News
Washington, May 17 : A scientist has named an ancient extinct creature with 'scissor hand-like' claws, which he discovered in fossil records, in honour of his favourite movie star Johnny Depp.
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Extinct creature creature with Edward Scissorhands-like claws named after Johnny Depp 17.5.2013 Indian Express: Infotech
The 505-million-year-old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi is a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions.
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UN and Slow Food group partner to boost livelihoods of farmers 16.5.2013 New Kerala: India News
New York, May 16 : The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the international non-profit organization Slow Food on Wednesday agreed to promote traditional cooking and locally produced food as part of a project to boost incomes for small farmers and rural communities.
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Mum and dad Theropod dinosaurs shared incubation duties 16.5.2013 New Kerala: India News
Washington, May 16 : A new study into the incubation behavior of modern birds has shed new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long extinct ancestors -Theropods, a group of carnivorous dinosaurs from which birds descended.
Changing beach morphology posing big threat to ecosystem 16.5.2013 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
‘Olive Ridley turtles, horseshoe are facing a threat due to lack of enforcement of laws’
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Most distinct species mapped 16.5.2013 BBC: Front Page
For the first time scientists have developed a map that shows the world's most unique and endangered species.
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Fall in count of migratory birds worries ornithologists 16.5.2013 Kanpur - City - The Times of India
Coot, bar-headed geese, grey leg geese, demoiselle and common cranes, tern, gull, red-crested poachard and lesser whistling teel are some of the 62 varieties of migratory birds recorded at Kurra, a wetland in Mainpuri district. These birds are now rare.
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Tigers 'lacking variety' in mates 15.5.2013 BBC: Science
India's tigers face extinction due to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners, say Cardiff University researchers.
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Methods of exploration and conservation need an urgent upgradation 15.5.2013 Financial Chronicle
Centuries ago, when we started to understand the world around us, curiosity made us explore many wonders, including birds, animals, small creatures and the plant world. In the pre-Independence years, pioneering work was done by the British civil servant and ornithologist, AO Hume. He gathered data on as many as 82,000 bird species at a time when very little was known about the avian world. Not just that, he discovered almost 100 different bird species for the world, which is why we call him the father of Indian ornithology. However, that was a different era and specimen collection was important for science. But some institutes, museums and individuals are still collecting specimens as was done centuries ago. Which leads to the concern that these repeated collections may adversely affect the populations of rare species, especially in certain reptiles and orchids. These rare species go to natural history collections and scientists. As a consequence, this rarity-fuelled demand may reduce the numbers, ...
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New species of marine reptile found in Iraq 15.5.2013 Zee News : Science and Technology
Ichthyosaurs are marine reptiles known from hundreds of fossils from the time of the dinosaurs.
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