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The First United Nations Biodiversity Summit CMS COP-13 in India: 3 Migratory Mammals Targeted

India is all set to host the fist Biodiversity Summit of the United Nations. It is to be inaugurated by PM Modi in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat on February 17, 2020. The CMS COP-13, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties-13 is the only convention on migratory species. Highlights The Agenda of the ..

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Uttar Pradesh’s 1st Vulture Conservation to be set up at Maharajganj District

Uttar Pradesh Government has announced the state’s first Vulture conservation and breeding centre to be set up in Farenda area of Maharajganj district. Vulture population in the country has come down to 19,000 in the last three decades from 40 million mainly because of renal failure caused due to diclofenac poisoning. Indian Vulture is listed ..

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Sangai Festival 2019 begins in Manipur

Manipur Sangai Festival 2019 edition began on Sunday 24th November 2019 to promote tourism in the state. The inaugural function of the festival was held at Hapta Kangjebung at Imphal. The Chief Minister of Manipur, N.Biren Singh attended the inaugural function as Chief Guest. The State Tourism Department organizes the festival every year, which is ..

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Royal Bengal Tigers may not survive Climate Change: UN Report

According to a recent UN report, Climate change and rising sea levels may eventually wipe out ‘The Sundarbans’, which is one of world’s last and largest tiger strongholds. The studies of report rely on climate change scenarios developed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its simulation models. Key Findings of Report As per ..

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Purple Frog to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian

Purple frog could be soon designated as Kerala’s state amphibian. The proposal for this is being mooted by Kerela’s leading Herpetologists (a specialist in study of reptiles and amphibians). The odd-looking species is endemic to Western Ghats. The title would help in protecting species fragile habitat. About Purple Frog Scientific Name: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (N. sahyadrensis). ..

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Impact of increase in salinity on Gangetic Dolphins

A five-year study by researchers Sangita Mitra (National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai) and Mahua Roy Chowdhury, (a marine biologist from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal) has been published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The research has found that raising water salinity level is threatening the habitat of Gangetic river dolphins. Findings of the Study ..

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