Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Current Affairs, GK & News

TNAU identifies grasses & trees to improve Elephant Habitats

Experts from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and Forest College and Research Institute (FC&RI) has undertaken a project to identify native grasses & trees in order to improve elephant habitats and standardise mass multiplication techniques. Key Points Forest Department has set up eight-member group after they realised that areas occupied by native grasses and fodder ..

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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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Scorpaenospsis neglecta: Rare fish found in Gulf of Mannar

The Researchers at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute have found a rare fish from the Gulf of Mannar. The specimen was deposited at the National Marine Biodiversity Museum of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). Highlights The fish is locally called Scorpion Fish for its venomous tail. When the spines in the tail pierces ..

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Fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve

A major fire has broken out in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. Hundreds of acres of forest area have been destroyed in the fire and the fire has even spread to the core area. Due to the fire at the core area, huge damage and loss to the wildlife are expected. The strong winds are ..

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Union Government declares area around Mudumalai Tiger Reserve as an Eco-Sensitive Zone

On July 6, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) declared the 438 sq. km. of area around Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) as an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ). The move will prohibit construction and commercial mining activities and restrict hotels and resorts near the reserve in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. The area supports ..

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