Geography of Coimbatore Current Affairs, GK & News
The three-day survey that ended in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on 11 Nov emphaised that Western Ghats is still home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Kerala. The survey was done jointly by the Forest and Wildlife Department in association with the Ferns Nature Conservation Society (FNCS). ..
Topics: Districts of India • Geography of Coimbatore • Geography of Kerala • Lantana • Mikania • Protected areas of Kerala • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India • Sultan Bathery • Wayanad district • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary • Western Ghats
Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. These butterflies are also known as Tamil Maravan (which means warrior) and are endemic to Western Ghats. The tawny-coloured creature with a dark brown outer ring is among the 32 butterfly species found in Western Ghats. Hence, Tamil Nadu has become ..
Topics: Cirrochroa • Cirrochroa thais • Geography of Coimbatore • Geography of India • India • Nilgiri • Nilgiri tahr • South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India • Tamil Nadu • Vagrantini • Western Ghats
Indians Scientists has recently identified a new species of primate wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in Goa. The new species was collected in the forests of Western Ghats. The wasp, which is dubbed as Kudakrumia rangnekari, was named after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar. Rangnekar is the author of a book “Butterflies of Goa”, which is ..
For the first time, researchers have recently sighted nests of the grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) at Pakkamalai Reserve Forests near Gingee (Tamil Nadu) in the Eastern Ghats. It is an endangered species listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The grizzled giant squirrel is usually known to nest in the ..
Topics: Anamalai Tiger Reserve • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary • Geography of Coimbatore • Geography of India • grizzled giant squirrel • India • Mammals of Asia • Oriental giant squirrel • Ratufa • South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests • South Western Ghats montane rain forests • States and union territories of India
Recently, a study titled “Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates” published in the journal PLOS Biology has reported that human impacts on species occur across 84% of the earth’s surface. A team of scientists led by James Allan (University of Queensland) found this when they mapped the distribution of 8 human activities — ..