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India’s Sandalwood trees facing serious threats from Sandalwood Spike Disease

The Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD) has infected several aromatic sandalwood trees in Kerala and Karnataka. This was founded based on the study by Institute of Wood Science and Technology. Highlights According to the study, the sandalwood trees in Marayoor forests of Kerala and several other forest regions in Karnataka are heavily infected with SSD. The ..

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Cyanobacteria: Cause of death in 330 Botswana Elephants

More than 330 elephants died in Botswana. The first mass death of these elephants were reported in May 2020 when a group of 169 elephants were found dead. Later in July 2020, another 281 were reported to have died mysteriously. The authorities have found that Cyanobacteria is the cause of death in these 330 elephants. ..

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September 22: World Rhino Day

Every year the World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22nd by the World Wildlife Fund and several other international organisations. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the threats faced by 5 rhinoceros species living in Asia and Africa. The day also celebrates these five rhinoceros species.  Highlights The first world rhino day ..

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June 20: International Horseshoe Crab Day

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) observed the first International Horseshoe Crab Day on June 20, 2020. Highlights The aim of the observance was to create awareness about the ancient creatures and also help in their conservation. Why the Observance? The Horseshoe crabs have existed since the times of dinosaurs. They are important ..

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Indian Gaurs facing Mutation

India with the help of World wide Fund had recently held an estimation exercise of Indian Gaur in the Nilgris forest division of Tamil Nadu. This is the first estimation exercise being held in region. According to the exercise, there are around 2,000 Gaurs across the division. Highlights The report generated by the exercise says ..

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