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Bhitarkanika National Park largest habitat of endangered estuarine crocodiles in India

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Recently, the enumerators have spotted 101 nests of crocodile in Kanika, Gahirmatha, Mahakalapada and Rajnagar wildlife forest range divisions under the park. As per the ..

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Blue Carbon & Blue Carbon Initiative

Blue carbon refers to the carbon captured by living organisms in oceans and stored in the form of biomass and sediments from mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. The Blue Carbon Initiative focuses ..

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Mammal population rises in Bhitarkanika National Park

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) is located in Kendrapara district of Odisha and is spread over 672 square kilometers. It is in news recently because the national park has registered an impressive rise in mammal population due to adequate conservation measures and vigil by anti-poaching squad of the forest department. According to the latest head ..

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Environment GK Questions and Answers for Civil Services Examination

1. Which among the following is also known as a hotspot for cactus biodiversity? [A]Sechura Desert in Peru and Ecuador [B]Caatinga scrub in equatorial Brazil [C]Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico [D]Sahara Desert in Africa Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico The rain shadow effect is largely responsible for many tropical arid lands that seem ..

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