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IUCN Report: Conflict and Conservation

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently released a report called the “Nature in a Globalised World: Conflict and Conservation”. The report focuses on complex relationships between nature and armed conflict. The main objective of the report was to bring nature conservation into the mainstream of economic and political decision making. The report has ..

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Why were the Goa Infra Projects red flagged?

The Central Empowerment Committee appointed by the Supreme Court recently raised serious concerns of Environmental Impact in Goa. This was related to the double tracking of the railway line between Kulem of Goa and Castle Rock in Karnataka. What did the Committee say? According to the committee, the Railway project will destroy the fragile eco ..

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Five new shrub Frogs species found in Western Ghats

The researchers from India and United States have found the five new species of shrub frogs. These species of the frog were discovered from the Western Ghats which is a globally recognised biodiversity hotspot. Key Facts The five species of the frogs belong to Old World tree frog of family called Rhacophoridae. These species were ..

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National Wildlife Week, 2020

Every year National Wildlife Week is celebrated in India between October 2nd and October 8th. It is being celebrated since 1954. The main objective of celebrating the day is to save the lives of Indian animals by taking critical steps. The week is celebrated under the following theme Theme: RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring ..

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“Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates”

Recently, a study titled “Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates” published in the journal PLOS Biology has reported that human impacts on species occur across 84% of the earth’s surface. A team of scientists led by James Allan (University of Queensland) found this when they mapped the distribution of 8 human activities — ..

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