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User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Endangered Species
Last updated: Nov 30 2020 17:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Discarded Fishing Nets Threaten Ganga Wildlife: Study 30.11.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Plastic pollution from discarded fishing gear in the Ganges River poses a threat to wildlife such as the critically endangered three-striped roofed turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin,...
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Butterfly species thrive in Manipur 29.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Butterfly species thrive in Manipur
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Mascot ‘Goldy’ launched to sensitise Bongaigaon electorate 28.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Mascot ‘Goldy’ launched to sensitise Bongaigaon electorate
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TNL calls to desist from mining in Manipur 28.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
TNL calls to desist from mining in Manipur
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Dormouse Trapped In Bird Feeder Ate So Much That It Got Too Fat To Escape 24.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Social media users are in stitches over a greedy dormouse that squeezed into a bird feeder and feasted on seeds until it got too fat to escape.
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In J&K, the world’s largest mountain goat is under threat from poaching, overgrazing and insurgency 22.11.2020 Scroll.in
Once thought to be extinct in India, the markhor is in peril again in some areas.
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Counterpoint: Government has not misled Parliament on wildlife decline 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change responds to an article on the status of India’s bird population.
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By planting trees the Miyawaki way, Mumbai won’t undo the damage of deforestation 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
The municipal corporation wants to plant 400,000 trees in 65 plots across Mumbai by spending Rs 32 crore.
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Buy these photos and you might help save the wildlife 17.11.2020 Rediff: News
Love wildlife and want to help in saving them? Here's a chance to do so from the comfort of your house. Presenting Prints for Nature -- a fine art photographic print sale offering collectors the chance to own work from some of the most impactful names in the photography industry and contribute to conservation. The initiative was created by National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale and includes eighty-five fine art and nature photographers who have generously donated prints for this cause. All of the net proceeds will go directly to support Conservation International's core initiatives. It will support those on the front lines protecting our wild lands and our most vulnerable species, at a time of critical need. The sale ends December 10, 2020. Please visit https://www.printsfornature.com/ to learn more.
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In Kerala, a hydropower project has got both environmentalists and Adivasi communities worried 15.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
More than 1,800 rainforest trees will be axed in Thrissur district for the project near Athirapilly dam.
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While India’s wildlife is declining, its environment ministry remains in denial 11.11.2020 Scroll.in
India is among nations most threatened by biodiversity loss, yet the Centre obscures data and allows exploitation of environmentally sensitive areas.
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As India’s largest coalfield expands, it is putting Odisha’s forest cover and wildlife under threat 10.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In the recent auctions of coal blocks, around 30,000 acres of land in the state was put up for mining.
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Watch: Meet Fu Bao or ‘Lucky Treasure’, the first panda to be born in South Korea 5.11.2020 Scroll.in
Giant pandas like Fu Bao are one of the world’s most endangered species.
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Illegal trade is killing off medicinal plants that are found only in Jammu and Kashmir 3.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Himalayas are one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots and are rich in plants found nowhere else on Earth.
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Used plastic masks and gloves are making their way into water bodies across India 2.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Inadequate biomedical waste treatment plants and an ineffective waste disposal system in the country is posing a serious threat to marine species.
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As old cultural beliefs erode, snakes living in Western Ghats’ sacred groves come under threat 1.11.2020 Scroll.in
Kerala and Karnataka’s sacred groves are facing increasing threat from growing commercialisation.
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Setting a target of 25, TSE owner hands over Rs 3.42 lakh 1.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Setting a target of 25, TSE owner hands over Rs 3.42 lakh
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Climate change is bringing snow leopards and common leopards into conflict 26.10.2020 Scroll.in
The elusive snow leopard has been driven to lower altitudes, where it is meeting the common leopard.
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WWF, Pernod Ricard India Foundation to conserve elephants in State 20.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
WWF, Pernod Ricard India Foundation to conserve elephants in State
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Scientists discover a new Aloe species in Rajasthan’s deserts that locals were using to make pickles 18.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
It is the second Aloe species recorded in the wild in India after Aloe vera.
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