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National Endangered Species Day

The National Endangered Species Day is observed across the globe annually on every third Friday. This year the day is being observed on 20th May 2022. The aim of this day is to generate awareness among the people of the planet about endangered species and the ways they can be protected. This year’s observance is ..

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Australia: Designation of Koalas as Endangered species

On February 10, 2022, Australia designated the koala as an endangered species amid pressure on the marsupials’ eucalyptus tree habitats in eastern states of Australia. Key Points The species was classed as vulnerable 10 years also in Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. Now, there would be increased protection for the animal. Why ..

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Chilika Lake Annual survey

The Chilika Development Authority recently held the annual survey at the Chilika lake recently. The survey was all about the flora and fauna in the lake. According to the survey, the lake has more than 33% of sea grass area of the country. Sea grass is under water plants. They live in or close to ..

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IUCN: 37% of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

According to a new red list by IUCN, world’s sharks and rays have been witnessing declines in their populations since 2014 and are now threatened with extinction. Key Points New red list was released by IUCN at global conference with the aim of protecting dwindling species. It notes that, there are signs of hope as ..

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Crocidura narcondamica: New Shrew species found at A&N

A team from the Zoological Survey of India has discovered a new insect eating mammal species. The animal has been named Crocidura Norcondamica. About Crocidura Norcondamica It is almost the size of the house mouse. It lives in the forest floor and feed on insects. They help to control the insect population in the dense ..

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Endangered Irrawaddy dolphins count increase in Chilika Lake

The Chilika Development Authority and the State Wildlife Wing recently carried out an annual dolphin census in the Chilika lake. According to the report of the census, the overall Irrawaddy dolphin population in the lake has increased from 146 to 162 in 2021. What are the reasons behind the increase in Irrawaddy Dolphins population? The ..

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