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Scientists sequence Asiatic lion’s Genome for the first time

The scientists from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s (CSIR)-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, for the first time sequenced the entire genome of Asiatic lion. Key Highlights of Study The population of Asiatic lion, an endangered species is very low. At present only 523 animals are found in the Gir forests in ..

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 For the first time Grizzled Giant Squirrel Nests sighted near Gingee

For the first time more than 300 nests of Grizzled Giant Squirrel were sighted by researchers at Pakkamalai Reserve Forests near Gingee (in Eastern Ghats) in Tamil Nadu. About Grizzled Giant Squirrel It is a large tree squirrel in genus Ratufa (Scientific name is ‘Ratufa macroura’). Features: It is an agile climber and is almost ..

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World Wildlife Day 2019

World Wildlife Day 2019 was observed on March 3rd with the theme ‘Life below water: for people and planet.’ World Wildlife Day Objectives To provide an opportunity to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora. To raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same ..

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30 African countries launch joint initiative to save 4 carnivore species

More than 30 countries hosting the African wild dog, cheetah, leopard and the lion in Bonn, Germany have announced establishment of African Carnivore Initiative. It is first Africa-wide commitment towards saving these carnivores. Key Facts Supported by experts of IUCN Cat Specialist Group, these 30 range states agreed to establish work programme to guide their ..

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2018 World Wildlife Day (WWD) observed on 3 March

The World Wildlife Day (WWD) is observed every year on March 3 to raise awareness about our planet’s flora and fauna. On this day, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was finalised & and the day has been celebrated as World Wildlife Day since 2014. CITES is ..

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