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User: nnhs Topic: nilgiri_biodiversity
Category: Nilgiris Biodiversity
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 14:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How the worship of sacred freshwater swamps is helping preserve biodiversity in the Western Ghats 15.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sacred swamp forests tend to be cleaner, with less disruption to the natural ecosystem and are frequented only on religious festivals or for offerings.
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Video Of This Elusive Animal Is Viral. No, It's Not A Black Panther 11.8.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A video going viral online shows an elusive animal that is only found in southern India. The video features a Nilgiri marten.
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Elephant corridors in Dehing Patkai reserve degraded 3.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Elephant corridors in Dehing Patkai reserve degraded
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A chance spotting in the Western Ghats led to the discovery of a new wood snake species 23.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Palghat Gap may be causing diversification of species in the region.
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Read at home: In search of the man who called himself the Amitabh Bachchan of Alaska 9.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
An excerpt from ‘Searching For Home: Stories Of Indians Living Abroad’, by Simran Chawla.
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Wisdom of Niligiri’s traditional honey hunters hold lessons for bee conservation 27.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Grassroot organisations are working with locals to help preserve traditional practices.
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Misty-eyed and wonderstruck in Munnar 13.3.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
The views are stunning, the skies are blue, the forests are lush and, wonder of wonders, thanks to the discipline of the tea estate, even man isn't vile, discover Renu Bahal Wadhwa and T C A Srinivasa Raghavan after a trip to Kerala's breathtakingly beautiful hill retreat.
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Conservationists offer a blueprint to save South India’s vultures 13.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Emphasis on coordinated survey in five States, restricting availability of anti-inflammatory drugs for veterinary use.
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Wildlife census in Gudalur forest to begin today 13.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Wildlife census exercise is to begin in the Gudalur forest division in the Nilgiris from Friday. Forest Department officials said training was complet
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Flying squad to locate and neutralize snares laid by poachers 10.3.2020 Hindu: Health
In almost all of the reported instances where carnivores have died or got trapped in snares, the incidents occurred in agricultural areas, forest official
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E-bicycling tours launched in the Nilgiris 8.3.2020 Hindu: News
Electric bicycling trips were launched for the first time in the Nilgiris on Saturday. Backed by the tourism department, ‘BLive’, India’s first electr
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The irresistible spell of Eravikulam 3.3.2020 Hindu: Fitness
It’s a little known fact. Until 1971, Kerala’s famed Eravikulam National Park was a private hunting preserve owned by the Kanan Devan Hills Produce Co
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13 bird, 7 butterfly species newly spotted in Munnar 2.3.2020 Hindu: National
In all, 188 bird species recorded
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North Wayanad records 166 bird species 26.2.2020 Hindu: News
Survey part of Kerala Bird Atlas Project
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Forest Department fills water troughs in MTR buffer zone 25.2.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
There are more than 40 artificial water holding structures
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Blue-eared kingfisher, grey-bellied cuckoo seen at Mangalore University 21.2.2020 Hindu: Mangalore
The blue-eared kingfisher and grey-bellied cuckoo were among the more than 100 species of birds sighted on the Mangalore University campus, spread ov
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"A Fragile Gentleman...": Top Court Bats For Elephants In Nilgiri Hills 22.1.2020 NDTV News - South
Man must give way to elephants, the Supreme Court said today while hearing cases relating to resorts built illegally inside wildlife corridors in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri Hills
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How Secret Mission Saved Australia's Dinosaur-Era Trees From Bushfire 16.1.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day.
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Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue 15.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day.
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Koalas, wallabies endangered by Australia bushfires 'ecological disaster' 13.1.2020 Reuters: Entertainment News
The Australian government committed A$50 million to an emergency wildlife recovery program on Monday, calling the bushfires crisis engulfing the country "an ecological disaster" that threatens several species, including koalas and rock ...
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