User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
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Why climate change is a political and security challenge 26.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
We are responsible for every chunk of ice lost in Antarctica and the Arctic. It also means we have lost a few more feet of land to the sea
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Arunachal CM for legalising harvest, trade of medicinal plants 24.5.2018 General News
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today stressed the need to legalise harvesting and trade of medicinal plants in the state to save the crops from over-exploitation, an official release said. Chairing a review meeting of the state forest department here, Khandu said, "Hundreds of medicinal plants face threats of extinction because of over-harvesting and destructive collection techniques." A mechanism should be devised to facilitate farmers to grow endangered medicinal plants for sustainable income, the chief minister said. "The forest department should bring out a policy to legalise trade of therapeutic herbs, which in turn would also enable the state government to earn revenue," Khandu asserted. Responding to the department's grievances, the chief minister sanctioned Rs 15 crore for forest regeneration works in the state and announced the creation of 200 forest guard posts. He also said that a minister would be appointed by tomorrow for effective ...
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Ashton Kutcher stuns Ellen with huge donation 24.5.2018 General News
American actor and investor, Ashton Kutcher, surprised comedian Ellen DeGeneres by donating $4 million to her wildlife fund.Kutcher made an unplanned appearance at the host's show with his investment partner Guy Oseary, reported Entertainment Weekely.The star then explained that he has invested in an ethical company which gives a portion of their platform to those "who are doing good in the world."The money was intended for The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund which works to save gorillas in Rwanda by building a center to protect and study the endangered species.
Greenscapes on Infosys’ campus 24.5.2018 Hindu: News
Exploring the verdant landscape of the company’s main campus in the capital city
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Grizzly Bear Researcher Walks Two Miles With Fractured Skull For Help 24.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
It was her dream: She would be a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seasonal field assistant working with the small but threatened grizzly bear population of Montana's Cabinet Mountains, a narrow stretch...
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World Turtle Day celebrated at Zoo 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
World Turtle Day celebrated at Zoo
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Call of Bulgaria's wild beckons for orphan bears 23.5.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
SOFIA (Reuters) - Three brown bear cubs stare forlornly through the bars of a cage as they prepare for a journey though the borderlands of Bulgaria.
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A new world: Top 10 new species for 2018 23.5.2018 General News
Many unknown plants, animals, and microbes have found a way to survive against the odds. Some are discovered and there are many that remain undiscovered and hidden from the human eyes.The Suny College of Environmental Science And Forestry (ESF) has released a list of top 10 new species - the large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants, and microbes - for 2018.The large is a majestic tree that towers up to 130 feet (40 m); among the small is a tiny, single-celled protist. The list of science's best discoveries includes a rare great ape and the fossil of a marsupial lion that roamed Australia in the late Oligocene Epoch.There are also two residents of the world's oceans - a fish from the depths of the Pacific Ocean and a bright amphipod from the chilly waters of the Antarctic Ocean.The 11th annual list, compiled by ESF's International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), also includes a beetle that looks like part of an ant, a plant that ...
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Illegal online sales of endangered wildlife rife in Europe 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The online sale of endangered and threatened wildlife was rife across Europe, ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans, bears, polar bear skins, live reptiles and birds, a new investigation has revealed.
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Habitat loss may have triggered Nipah outbreak 23.5.2018 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Human threats could be exacerbating transmission of bat-related viral infections
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International Day of Biodiversity observed at Thoubal 23.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
International Day of Biodiversity observed at Thoubal
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In quest of rare birds 22.5.2018 FrontLine: Home
Elusive birds in the montane ecosystem and the rainforests of the Philippines, Indonesian islands, Sri Lanka and Ghana are a feast for the eyes. Text by G. Shaheed & Photographs by Sabu Kinattukara
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International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated across the Country; National-Level Celebrations held in Hyderabad 22.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018 was celebrated all over the country today. The celebration of the IDB under the theme - “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity” provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of and threats to biodiversity, while highlighting its contribution to sustainable development.
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World's largest amphibians face imminent extinction threat 22.5.2018 General News
The Chinese giant salamander - well known as the world's largest amphibian - may in fact be at least five separate species, each facing imminent threat of extinction in the wild, a study has found. Researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences in ?Beijing highlight the importance of genetic assessments to properly identify the salamanders. The study suggests that the farming and release of giant salamanders back into the wild without any regard for their genetic differences is putting the salamanders' already dire future at even greater risk. In fact, some of the five newly identified species may already be extinct in the wild. With individuals weighing in at more than 140 pounds, Chinese giant salamander were so far thought to be critically endangered. The study published in the journal Current Biology shows that those giant salamanders are not one species, but five, and possibly as many as eight. Another report in the same journal found that all of the salamanders face the imminent ..
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Bat habitat loss and Nipah 22.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Human threats could be exacerbating transmission of the disease
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NGT notice to Centre, UP govt on plea alleging threat to swamp deer in Hastinapur Sanctuary 22.5.2018 General News
A plea alleging threat to wildlife especially to the swamp deer due to human intervention in the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Centre and UP government. A bench headed by Acting NGT chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, National Board for Wildlife, National Biodiversity Authority, Uttar Pradesh government and UP State Biodiversity Board while seeking their reply before July 23. The tribunal was hearing a plea field by advocate Gaurav Bansal seeking protection and restitution of the biodiversity and ecosystem of the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary. Bansal, in its petition has stated that recently the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has done a survey of the sanctuary which found that wildlife including swamp deer is fighting for its existence. According to the plea, WII in its report has also stated that due to high human presence and forest fire, endangered species ..
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NGT asks about steps taken to protect Hastinapur sanctuary 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sent a notice to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government on the steps taken to protect the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.
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World's largest amphibians face imminent threat of extinction 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The critically endangered Chinese giant salamander, well known as the world's largest amphibian, now faces the imminent threat of extinction in the wild, due in no small part to the demand for the animals as luxury food, warn researchers.
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'Over 5k Olive Ridley hatchlings released into Bay of Bengal' 22.5.2018 General News
Over 5,000 Olive Ridley Sea Turtle hatchlings have been released into the Bay of Bengal this nesting season, an animal welfare group said on the eve of the World Turtle Day. Listed as a 'vulnerable' species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, the turtles are recovering from a sharp decline in numbers a decade ago. Every year the state of Odisha plays host to the largest gathering of Olive Ridleys in the world as the turtles come ashore for a mass nesting event known as 'arribada' - Spanish word for arrival. For up to six months every year, fishing is suspended by law to prevent turtles becoming entangled and drowned in nets, a conservation necessity that fuels resentment from locals whose livelihoods are badly affected. However, fishing is not the only threat to these turtles. According to conservationists, the shore of the Bay of Bengal has several ports, shipbuilding yards and a petro-chemical manufacturing hub. This has led to beach erosion and ...
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25 years of conserving biodiversity in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (Comment) 22.5.2018 General News
This year marks a quarter century of the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - an agreement among 196 countries to conserve the earth's biological diversity while ensuring it is used sustainably and that the benefits from using genetic resources are shared fairly.
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