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Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
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China breeding centre sees Siberian tiger baby boom 24.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
More than 50 tiger cubs have been born at the world's largest breeding centre for Siberian tigers in northeast China's Heilongjiang province so far this year.
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Shivaliks, a haven for long-tailed nightjars 24.4.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Delhi and Patna Zoo continue to fight over male rhino Ayodhya 23.4.2017 DNA: Top News
Ayodhya, a rhino who was born in 1992 and was named by Delhi Zoo authorities — is now at the centre of a tussle between the Delhi and the Patna Zoo. The reason for the tussle is that the Delhi Zoo authorities who loaned the 24-year-old rhinoceros to the Patna Zoo want him back but the Patna Zoo is refusing to send him back, at least not without a few conditions. The 'dispute' over this valued rhino goes back to last year. Delhi Zoo officials say that when the lone male rhinoceros died a few years ago, they decided to bring back Ayodhya from the Patna Zoo. Zoo officials say they wanted Ayodhya for the two lone mother-daughter rhinoceros, Anju and Manju as it is essential for their mating and breeding programme. "We have many endangered species in the Zoo and it is really important to mate them, and continue their breeding programs," said a zoo official on condition of anonymity. "We have asked Patna Zoo to give us one male rhino so that we can get these female rhinos mated, but they are asking for one of ...
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Book Rack 22.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Shashank Kela Juggernaut, 2017, pp 222, Rs 299 Two men are shot dead in a police encounter. Inspector Daya discovers a chain of corruption and deceit that leads to the shadowy world where politics and business meet. But the instigators of the crime are determined to prevent the truth from coming out. With Great Truth & Regard Edited by Sidharth Bhatia Roli, 2017, pp 304, Rs1,954 The story of the typewriter in India is a story of change and empowerment. The typewriter became a symbol of modernity in the workplace; an instrument of official power. This book aims to consolidate the history of that era. The Crunch Factor Andaleeb Wajid Hachette, 2017, pp 270,Rs 350 Twenty-six-year-old Aliya loves food — eating it, styling it, photographing it. Determined to move out of her parents' home, she agrees to marry the hot owner of a trendy new restaurant. But why does she feel like she's waded into a bowl of bland khichri? Where's the papad, dammit? Intimacy Undone Malavika Rajkotia Speaking Tiger, 2017, pp ...
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Kerala’s high ranges sit on a powder keg 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
Far from the compulsions of politics, an environmental disaster has been relentlessly unfolding in the highlands of Kerala, with catastrophic consequences for the whole state.
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How to drown a tiger 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Just eight years after the tiger’s return to Panna, what could have been India’s best wildlife success story is now under threat from an ill-conceived river-linking project
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Global warming, a chance to reset development paradigm 21.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The United Nations has marked April 22 as the International Mother Earth Day, and this year the theme is "Environmental and Climate literacy." Literacy, which refers to the knowledge-status of a person, drives change. At this juncture, the Mother Earth is stressed from overuse and pollution. Hence, promoting literacy about environmental degradation and global warming is necessary to create a demand for adjusting the trajectory of modern development towards sustainability and wellbeing. The pursuit of development has led to the current global warming trend. It is a manmade planetary scale phenomenon. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), impacts of global warming are evident in the sea level rise, melting of polar icecaps and increase in extreme climate events. Global warming poses a direct threat to the sustainability of food production, fresh water supplies and human health. Release of carbon dioxide from human developmental activities is the major cause of the current ...
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World's largest capybara rodent gives birth in British zoo 21.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The six-year-old mom, Lily, delivered her adorable capybara pup in front of a crowd of onlookers at Chester Zoo.
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CATCH the spirit of the day 21.4.2017 Hindu: Home
On Earth Day (April 23) celebrate the gifts that it has made available to us.
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World's largest rodent gives birth in British zoo 21.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Lily, a member of the world's largest rodent species, has given birth to a pup, officials announced on Thursday.
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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks' 20.4.2017 New Kerala: Technology
Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
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Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks' 20.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been debunked.
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How climate change actually fuels terrorism 20.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
A report commissioned by the German government warned on Thursday that terrorist groups are increasingly using natural resources such as water as a weapon of war, controlling access to it, further compounding and exacerbating resource scarcities.
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Wildlife trafficking threatens 30% world natural Heritage Sites, claims WWF 19.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The report `Not For Sale` by the World Wide Fund for Nature also sought additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world`s most ecologically important places -- including World Heritage Sites (under natural category) in India. 
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Endangered 'Caracal' spotted in Keoladeo National Park 18.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The endangered caracal (a long-legged cat specie) has been spotted in Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthans Bharatpur district. Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, park hosts around 350 bird species. The caracal (Caracal caracal) a medium-sized wild cat native of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and India is threatened by anthropogenic mortality and habitat loss due to conversion of natural habitat for agricultmural land and settlements. Its natural habitat includes semi-deserts, open savannas, shrublands, moist woodlands and montane forests. The camera trapping installed for the leapord moment in the Keoladeo national Park (KNP) has captured the first and rare picture of caracal in the middle of the road. Deputy conservator Forest at KNP Bijo Joy told DH, "We had installed trapping cameras to check the movement of leopards and suddenly we saw a caracal in the camera on April 18th. Its a rare thing. Caracal lives in Ranthambore and its for the first time it has been spotted in ...
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India's World Heritage Sites: Some numbers 18.4.2017 TOI: India
World Heritage Day, celebrated on April 18, 'seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation' of heritage around the world. Heritage may be either cultural or natural. Cultural heritage refers to monuments, groups of buildings and sites with historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value. Natural heritage refers to outstanding physical, biological and geological formations, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants and areas with scientific, conservation or aesthetic value.
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30% of world's natural heritage sites threatened by wildlife trafficking 18.4.2017 New Kerala: India News
30% of world's natural heritage sites threatened by wildlife trafficking
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Buzz over wolf sighting in Sunderbans 18.4.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
An Indian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) has reportedly been sighted for the first time in the Sunderbans, taking wildlife enthusiasts by surprise. This is the first photographic evidence of the animal in the entire Sunderbans spread over both India and Bangladesh, they claim.
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Little hope for a tiny porpoise 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
In the shallow sea waters of the Gulf of California swims a porpoise that few have seen, its numbers dwindling so fast that its existence is now in peril. Known mostly by its Spanish name, the snub-nosed vaquita is the world's smallest cetacean, a miniature porpoise with cartoonlike features and dark smudges around its eyes. The species lives only in the fertile waters of the gulf's northern corner. The size of its population has always been precarious, but now voracious demand in China for a fish that shares the vaquita's only habitat has pushed the tiny porpoise to the brink of extinction. No more than 30 vaquitas are left, according to a November estimate based on monitoring of their echolocation clicks. Half of the vaquitas counted a year earlier have disappeared. Conserving the species This calamity has hardly gone unnoticed. The vaquita has been vanishing in plain sight, to the despair of conservationists who have been advising the Mexican government on how to save it. All of the resources brought ...
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Climate change impacting the faculties of citizens, global leaders? (Comment) 17.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
"The rift has accelerated since end of the last year", reported all the major news agencies in North America and elsewhere. "It may get close to a full break, never seen before in the history," they added.
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