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Category: Biodiversity :: Protection :: Conservation Efforts
Last updated: Apr 22 2018 01:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Religious places, a hub of native biodiversity 22.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
In contrast, trees in many parks in the city are exotic species planted for their aesthetics, says study
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A decade of no progress on state zoo 21.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 21: A decade has passed since the release of the grant for the purpose of construction the state zoo at Ri Bhoi District’s Umtrew village, yet no progress on the project has been made so far.
In 2005, the Twelfth Finance Commission had recommended a grant of Rs 30 crore for construction of a Zoological Park at Umtrew in Ri Bhoi district and accordingly released Rs 12 crore to the forest department on March 2007.

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Plants butterflies depend on 21.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Team lists 834 plants that caterpillars feed on
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If Salman Khan thought his crime would be given a quiet burial, he couldn’t have been more wrong 20.4.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
The Bishnois are not people who will go down without a fight
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Missing democracy for the trees and hills 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
If you thought humans only exoticised and discriminated based on notions of racial purity among our own species, you aren’t paying attention to why we treat forestland the way we do.
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Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years if humans keep up extinctions, reveals a study 20.4.2018 DNA: Top News
The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time, they said. The study, published in the journal Science, is the first to quantitatively show that human effects on mammal body size predates their migration out of Africa and that size selective extinction is a hallmark of human activities and not the norm in mammal evolution. The researchers showed that body-size downgrading - the loss of the largest species on each continent over time - is a hallmark of human activity, both in the past and ...
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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study 20.4.2018 General News
The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time, they said. The study, published in the journal Science, is the first to quantitatively show that human effects on mammal body size predates their migration out of Africa and that size selective extinction is a hallmark of human activities and not the norm in mammal evolution. The researchers showed that body-size downgrading - the loss of the largest species on each continent over time - is a hallmark of human activity, both in
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Years From Now, Largest Mammal On Earth May Be A Domestic Cow: Study 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a...
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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study 20.4.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a scientific study said on Thursday.
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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature) 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result, some species of animals that depend on grasslands are being pushed to the brink of extinction.
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Take part in summer camp, become ‘zoo ambassador’ 20.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Forest department is organising a camp for students at Amirthi Zoo
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Two cubs found dead, case registered 19.4.2018 General News
A case was registered against unidentified persons in connection with the death of two cubs in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan's Sawaimadhopur district, an official said today. The case was registered with the forest department at Ranthambhore under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 yesterday against unknown offenders, additional principal chief conservator of forests and chief wildlife warden GV Reddy said. He said the cubs could have been killed by locals after there were reports of man-animal conflicts in the area. However, nothing conclusive can be said at the moment unless the postmortem and forensic reports come, he said. Two cubs of tigress T-79, both aged around 13 months, were found dead in Anwad ki Khard area in Ranthambhore on Tuesday evening. The cubs had wound on their bodies which were disposed after postmortem yesterday. Reddy informed that samples of visceral organs are being sent for pathological and toxicological tests to Regional Forensic Lab in Bharatpur, ...
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‘Kaziranga artificial flood shelters affecting park’s ecology’ 19.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Kaziranga artificial flood shelters affecting park’s ecology’
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Equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products: Vice President 18.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India must equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products. He was addressing the Valedictory Session of the One Day State Level Workshop on Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture for Doubling of Farmer’s Income” organized by the Government of Manipur and the Central Agricultural University, in Imphal, Manipur today.
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Customs officials seize 6 kg seahorses 18.4.2018 Hindu: Health
After intercepting a govt. bus in which a passenger was carrying them
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Himalayan Blue Sheep: States responsible for protection of wildlife: MoEF to NGT 18.4.2018 General News
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has told the National Green Tribunal that the Uttarakhand government was responsible for the management and protection of wildlife in the state, where the Himalayan Blue Sheep were suffering from an eye infection. It submitted that the subject of forests and wildlife is included in the Concurrent List of the Constitution and, therefore, the state governments are responsible for implementation of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and preservation of wildlife. The ministry said that the states are responsible for checking and preventing disease in affected species in their national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. "In order to promote effective and scientific management of the national parks, financial and technical assistance is being accorded to the states by the central government (MoEF) under the centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats. "Over the past five years, it has released an amount of Rs 19.19 crore to
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Increasing acreage of wet crops helps sarus cranes breed in spite of monsoon failure 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Increasing the acreage of wet crops like rice -- and also increasing the watering structures in areas that already have wet crops -- appear to be helping the sarus crane's unseasonal nesting and also their multiplication.
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Vice President to visit Manipur today 18.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Vice President to visit Manipur today
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DNA test confirms tiger presence in Mizoram reserve 17.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
DNA test confirms tiger presence in Mizoram reserve
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Multilateralism crucial in protecting marine biodiversity: UN 17.4.2018 General News
UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that multilateralism was crucial in solving challenges to the protection of marine biodiversity.
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