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What is Potamophylax coronavirus?

Kosovar Biologist Halil Ibrahimi has named a newly discovered insect after COVID-19 virus. About the insect Ibrahimi spent years working on a different type of Caddisfly species. The species was found in Accursed Mountains (Kosovo’s Western Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park). It has now been named as “Potamophylax coronavirus”. The species is endemic to the ..

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What is Table Mountain National Park?

The Table Mountain National Park is located in Cape Town of South Africa. Recently, a fire caught in the park and is burning it rapidly. More than two hundred fire fighters have been deployed in the region to quench the fire. A vacated vagrant fire may have caused the fire. Vagrant is a person without ..

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Management report of National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries

The Union environment Minister shri Prakash Javadekar recently released Management Effectiveness Evaluation report of 146 National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The report is first of its kind in the country What are the Key findings of the report? Around 60% of leopard population, 70% of Asiatic lions and 70% of global tiger population are the ..

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Wildlife Institute of India: High Biodiversity in 49% of Ganges

The Wildlife Institute of India recently released a survey on the Ganges river. According to the survey, 49% of the river is high on biodiversity. These are results of phase I of the survey. The second survey is to be conducted shortly. Key Highlights The Gangetic Dolphins and Otters in the river have increased in ..

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Assam to expand Kaziranga National Park

The Assam government has approved to expand the Kaziranga National Park by 3053 hectares. Key Facts This would make the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to grow to 1085.53 sq km. Currently, the core area of the park is 430 sq km. Benefits These additions are habitat corridors It would help to provide connectivity ..

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