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Study on Himalayan Brown Bear: Habitats declining

The recent study by the Zoological Survey of India on Himalayan Brown Bear says that its suitable habitat in the biological corridors are declining. The Himalayan Brown Bear is one of the largest carnivore in the highlands of Himalayas. About the Study The study predicts that a massive habitat decline is to occur in the ..

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October 23: International Snow Leopard Day

Every year, the International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated on October 23. It is also called the World Snow Leopard Day. Snow Leopard is called Man’s Best Friend. The first International Snow Leopard Day was celebrated in 2014. Highlights The International Snow Leopard Day is celebrated to create awareness about conservation and preservation of Snow ..

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October 5: Ganga River Dolphin Day

Every year, India celebrates Ganga River Dolphin Day on October 5. The day is celebrated since 2010. This is because, it was on October 5, the dolphins were declared as National Aquatic Animal. Highlights This year, the National Mission for Clean Ganga launched the following programmes to celebrate Ganga River Dolphin day Dolphin Safaris in ..

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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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