Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Current Affairs, GK & News

Study on Asian elephants

A recent study published in the journal Conservation has found that human settlements in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) in India are causing a decline in the population of endangered Asian elephants. Impact of Human Settlements on Elephant Movement The research, conducted by a team of ecologists and conservationists, found that when barriers are erected ..

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Nilgiri Tahr Project

The state government of Tamil Nadu has launched the Nilgiri Tahr project to conserve the state animal. About Nilgiri Tahr The Nilgiri Tahr is an ungulate that is endemic to the southern portion of the Western and Eastern Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is mainly found the Nilgiri Hills. It is the state ..

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Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary was notified recently by the state government of Tamil Nadu. The state government had earlier notified Kazhuveli Bird Sanctuary, Nanjarayan Bird Sanctuary, Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary and Dugong Conservation Reserve. About the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary An area in the reserve forests of Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri have been notified as ..

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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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