User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
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Australian tree species threatened by rising CO2 23.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The iconic Australian river red gum tree is under threat from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) said on Friday.
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Birds of paradise 23.6.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
The Narcondam hornbill, unique to its namesake habitat, is facing the threat of extinction due to potential loss of habitat
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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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More than 1.5 lakh acres of forest land in Western Ghats encroached upon in two decades 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
More than 1.5 lakh acres of forest land in Western Ghats encroached upon in two decades
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Secret lives in a nature reserve 20.6.2017 FrontLine: Wildlife
Kanha is home to not only the tiger but also a wide range of lesser faunal species that lead interesting lives and play important roles in the ecosystem. Kanha’s network of camera traps gives us a glimpse of their world. By RAKESH SHUKLA
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Newly discovered spider species of Western Ghats 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Save for the few cobwebs that lurk in the corners of my home, my encounters with spiders were limited. This was until the weekend I spent at a wilderness camp a while ago. Here, by evening, the bathroom had a dozen or more of them. I was surprised to see that the spiders came in so many sizes, hues and textures. I must admit, I skipped several heartbeats, but I also found them to be unobtrusive. So it was with much curiosity I received the news last December of the discovery of a new species of spider that grabbed my attention for its uncanny resemblance to the mischievous sorting hat from the Harry Potter series, earning it the apt name, Eriovixia gryffindori. My interest well-stoked, I approached the lead discoverer Javed Ahmed, for an interview. "The spiders' ancestors are older than the dinosaurs, yet very little is known or recorded about their natural history, even of the household spider," enlightens the arachnologist who is cataloguing Indian spiders. Earlier last year, Javed and his team ...
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Animal farms that fuel illegal trade 19.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The tiger paced back and forth in its cage, groaning mournfully. A second big cat slept soundly in the corner, while a third stared blankly at the bars. Next to this cage was another containing three more tigers, and after that three more cages: a line of small pens, each holding at least one cat. The tigers were property of the Kings Romans Group, which operates a casino here, along with hotels, a shooting range, a cockfighting and bullfighting ring, a Chinatown-themed shopping centre, and this zoo. Ten years ago, the Hong Kong-based company signed a lease with the Laotian government to develop this 12-square-mile plot in northwestern Bokeo province, just across the Mekong River from Thailand. It's called the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone. Conservationists maintain that this zoo is actually a farm raising animals for slaughter, and that it plays a significant role in perpetuating the illegal wildlife trade, swapping tigers with similar operations in Thailand and illegally butchering animals for ...
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Maasai warriors hit boundaries in protection of white rhino 19.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Under the gaze of the last male northern white rhino, a group of Maasai warriors in Kenya went into bat for the threatened species, wearing their traditional red shuka robes and clunky white cricket pads.
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Burrowing frogs add to diversity of Western Ghats 19.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
They are highly sensitive to changes in climate and can be an environmental indicator species, says study
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200 kg sea cucumbers seized; one held 19.6.2017 Hindu: National
RAMANATHAPURAMThe Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group (SCG) have seized about 200 kg of endangered sea cucumbers, protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and detained ...
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How a math formula could decide fate of endangered U.S. species 19.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Gavin Shire, a spokesman for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said in an email to Reuters that the agency is examining the controversial proposal.
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600 kg of sea cucumber confiscated in Tamil Nadu, one held 19.6.2017 Zee News : States
Sea cucumbers, which play an important role in maintaining the marine ecological system, have been classified as endangered species and their harvest banned under the Wildlife Protection Act.
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Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE 19.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The organism has an uncanny resemblance to the male reproductive organ.
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600 kg of sea cucumber confiscated in TN, one held 19.6.2017 Hindu: News
Nearly 600 kg of sea cucumber, an endangered coral reef species, which was meant to be smuggled into Sri Lanka was seized near on Monday and one person was arrested in this connection, Marine police ...
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Threatened elsewhere, birds enjoy Goan hospitality 19.6.2017 TOI: Goa
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Hong Kong activists urge restaurants to remove shark fin soup from menus 18.6.2017 All International Stories
Hong Kong is world's top shark fin trader, accounting for half of global shark fin trade annually
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New nest? Himalayan vultures found in Chambal 18.6.2017 TOI: Home
The UP forest department recently rescued a baby Himalayan griffon, also known as the Himalayan vulture, from Lavedi area of the Chambal region, months after an adult bird was found in Bakewar.
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Forest bathing in the Anamalais 16.6.2017 Hindu: Youth
Giant spider webs, tiger marks on a tree and a rare turtle sighting all made a recent trek both rewarding and exciting
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Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched 16.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
In a major boost to the species survival, 39 Burmese roofed turtles -- one of the rarest turtles in existence -- have hatched from 44 viable eggs in Limpha village.  
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Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched 16.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles, the species that was thought to be extinct in 2001, have hatched in Myanmar, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Turtle Survival Alliance said on Friday.
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