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India lost 329 tigers in 3 years: Govt Data

Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented data on tigers in Lok Sabha recently. According to him, 329 tigers got lost in India in past 3 years. Poaching and other natural or unnatural causes were responsible for the loss. Highlights of the Ministry’s data on Tigers: In 2019, India had lost 96 ..

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California Oak Fire

Oak Fire recently broke out in Mariposa, California. It is the largest fire so far in 2022, overtaking 17,242 acres area. US firefighters (3000 in numbers) are trying to control the wildfire and stop its eastward expansion towards Yosemite National Park. Highlights: The oak fire is expanding amidst heatwaves in several parts of United States. ..

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Five new Ramsar Sites designated by India

Three wetlands from Tamil Nadu and One each from Mizoram & Madhya Pradesh have been identified under the Ramsar Convention, which is also called as “Convention on Wetlands”. Thus, India has added Five new Ramsar Wetlands Sites of international importance.  With the latest addition, total number of Ramsar Sites in India has reached to 54, ..

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Highlights of ZSI Study on Snow Leopard and its prey

Recently, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) conducted survey on Snow Leopard, throwing some interesting insights in Snow Leopard and and its prey species. Highlights of the study include; ZSI study highlights a strong link between habitat use by Snow Leopard and its prey species like blue sheep and Siberian ibex. According to the study, ..

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What is the key agenda of 13th Petersburg Climate Dialogue’ 2022?

The 13th Petersburg Climate Dialogue was held on July 19th and 20th, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. It was chaired by Germany and Egypt, which are also hosting the 2022 annual climate meet (COP-27). During the informal ministerial meeting, countries agreed on consensus and provide political direction in a bid to resolve divergences, with the objective ..

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What are the reasons of persistent extreme heat in Europe?

In July 2022, Poland and other parts of East Europe are suffering due to persistent extreme heat. Earlier, France recorded the hottest May in history. Temperatures across Europe are climbing again. Wildfires are also catching due to heat in many countries, and the continent is also suffering due to lengthy drought. In Europe, heat waves ..

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