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Rubigula named the mascot of 2020 National Games

Rubigula, the Flame-throated Bulbul is the official state bird of Goa. The bird, also known as Ruby-throated yellow bulbul, has been named as the official mascot for the 2020 National Games. Goa is set to play host to the 36th edition of the National Games from 20th October to 4th November, 2020 in 37 sports ..

Anthropologic effects on Himalayan Forests

The rapidly changing climate is just one of the many byproducts of increasing insensitive eco-activities of humans. The Himalayan forests are one of the most crucial biomes of the country and support a large amount of biomass and organisms in their range. What has happened? Human activity in Himalayan forests ranges from trekking, camping, slash ..

Pallikaranai marsh

The Pallikaranai marsh which is the only urban wetland in the city of Chennai has shrunk to barely a tenth of its size in the time span from 1965 to 2013. What has happened? The Pallikaranai marsh is one of the largest urban wetlands in India and the only one located in the city limits ..

3 Plant Species get extinct Every Year

The study published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew makes the following observations: 571 seed-bearing plant species have vanished from Earth or nearly 2 per year since 1750. The rate of extinction has worsened to 3 per year in the last 100 years. This is more than twice the number of extinct birds, mammals and ..

2019 edition of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed every year on 11th of May to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to inspire people and organizations around the world to take measures for their conservation. The 2019 theme ? “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” ? will put the spotlight on ..

Critically endangered ‘Kakapos’ enjoyed a record breaking breeding season

The critically endangered ‘Kakapos’ – the world’s fattest species of parrot – have enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, according to New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC). This year, 76 chicks have been hatched under the DOC’s conservation scheme, with 60 expected to reach adulthood. This will significantly boost the population which has grown to ..

India’s first foreign interactive and exotic world park comes up in Mumbai

In Mumbai, EsselWorld launched India’s first foreign interactive and exotic world park at the Essel World Bird Park in Gorai. The rain forest themed park is spread across 1.5 acres and is home to over 500 birds belonging to 60 different exotic species. Hence, this is the first bird park in India to host three ..

2019 World Sparrow Day (WSD)

The World Sparrow Day (WSD) is observed every year on 20th of March to protect these little birds and conserve their houses. The house sparrow is on the verge of extinction. The 2019 theme “I Love Sparrows” is inspired by hope that more and more will celebrate the relationship between People and Sparrows. The initiative ..