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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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India’s Highest Herbal Park inaugurated near Indo-China border

India’s highest herbal park, at a height of 11,000 feet, was inaugurated near Indo-China border at Mana village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Aim of the high-altitude herbal park This high-altitude herbal park was inaugurated with the aim of conserving various medicinally and culturally important alpine species and to conduct research on propagation and habitat ..

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Odisha: Only state to have all three species of crocodiles

Odisha has become the only state in India to have all the three species of crocodiles. Key Points Three species in the state of Odisha are: Reptile freshwater Gharials at Satkosia in Mahanadi, Muggers in Bhitarkanika National Park and Saltwater crocodiles. Odisha has witnessed natural nesting of Gharials (a critically endangered species) for the first ..

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Blue-finned Mahseer moved out of IUCN red list

According to TATA Power, Blue-finned Mahseer has moved to “least concern” status which was listed in red list of endangered species of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) earlier. Highlights TATA group is involved in conservation of blue-finned and golden mahseer for 50 years in Lonavala. Golden mahseer is still in danger of going ..

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ROPAX Jetty Project on River Dhamra

The Government of India recently approved Rs 50 crores to develop an all-weather ROPAX in Odisha. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 110 crores. The project aims to launch Roll-on or Roll-off Passenger Jetty connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapara district. About the project The project will ..

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