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Malayan Giant Squirrel: First Survey in India

Malayan giant squirrel or the black giant squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) is one of the largest tree squirrels in the world. As per a recent study conducted by Zoological Survey of India, this species of squirrel may become extinct, if proper conservatory measures are not taken. This is the first of its kind study conducted by ..

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Amazon at the risk of changing from Forest to Savanna

A team of Europe based scientists have recently found that the tropical forests especially the Amazon forest are slowly changing into Savannah like environment.  Highlights According to the study around 40% of Amazon forest are at the risk of changing into Savannah like environment. This is mainly because of increased Greenhouse gas emissions and reduced ..

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Uganda: First African country to submit REDD++ results

REDD++ is a mechanism of United Nations to reduce emissions from forest degradation and deforestation. REDD++ operates under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Uganda recently submitted its REDD++ results and has become the first African country to submit the results. Significance in terms of Africa Africa has the greatest net forest loss ..

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Deforestation of Amazon Forest: Highest in 5 years

On June 12, 2020, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) announced that the increase in deforestation of Amazon forests has been the highest in 2019 as compared to last 5 years. Highlights The research institute has found that the deforestation has increased by 91 square kilo metre in 2019 as compared to 2018. In ..

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FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the forests are being destroyed has reduced. Key Findings The report says that between 2015 and ..

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