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Humbertium covidum: New hammerhead flatworm species
Scientists recently discovered Humbertium covidum. These are new flat worn species. They look like a mini cobra. The new species were found hunting snails in Italy and France. They have been named after COVID pandemic. About H.covidum H.covidum are not endemic in Italy and France. They are believed to be introduced by humans in these ..
Month: Current Affairs - February, 2022
Category: Environment Current Affairs • Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: COVID • endemic species • Invasive species • New Species
Argentine Ant- Key Facts
Environmental DNA (eDNA) of Argentine Ant was successfully detected by researchers. It was detected in surface soil samples collected from Kobe Port Island and Kyoto’s Fushimi District. What are the concerns? Both the areas have faced huge destruction caused by this invasive species called Argentine Ant. Invasive ant species causing severe damage across the world. ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Argentine ant • Environmental DNA • Invasive species • Kobe Port Island • Kyoto
Invasive species cost African Economy $3.66 trillion a year
Recent study shows that, Invasive species are costing African agriculture about $3.66 trillion per year. It equals to 1.5 times of the combined gross domestic product of all African countries. Key Findings Researchers from Kenya, Britain, Ghana and Switzerland were estimating the annual economic hit because of invasive species to African agriculture. They studied open ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs • International / World Current Affairs • Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Topics: African agriculture • African countries • crop loss • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) • Invasive species
Cherukuri Raghavendra Babu committee to weed out invasive plant species from Western Ghats
The Madras High Court has expressed serious concern over the exotic invasive species that have stifled the growth of the native shola forests and grasslands on the Western Ghats. It observed that such species are the second largest cause of biodiversity loss in the world and impose high costs to agriculture, forestry, and aquatic ecosystems. ..
Topics: Environmental conservation • Eucalyptus • Indomalaya ecozone • Invasive species • Natural environment • Shola • Western Ghats
Madras HC orders TN Government to enact law to remove Seemai Karuvelam trees
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has ordered Tamil Nadu government to enact a law with prohibitory and penal clauses to eradicate Seemai Karuvelam (prosopis juliflora) trees within two months. Seemai Karuvelam is invasive species of tree harmful to the environment as it sucks lot of water ultimately affect the environment and agricultural ..
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2017
Topics: Environment • Invasive species • Madras High Court • States • Tamil Nadu
Invasive Giant African Land Snail sighted at Goa University
Invasive species of Giant African Land Snail (GALS) was sighted near Goa University campus at Taleigao plateau. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural resources (IUCN) has listed GALS (Achatina fulica) as one of the world’s 100 most invasive species. Key Facts GALS (Achatina fulica) is gregarious, nocturnal and can be aggressive in ..
Month: Current Affairs - September, 2016
Topics: Environment • Giant African Land Snail • Goa • Invasive species • National