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New Parasitic Plant

Why is it in News?

An orchid, which is a variant of a Japanese orchid, has been found in Assam which is a mycoheterotroph.


Purple Frog

Why is it in News?

Purple Frog is soon to be honored as Kerala’s state frog.


Indian Bullfrog

Why is it in News?

Indian Bullfrog has become invasive in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.


Indian Vultures

Why is it in News?

Three Indian Vultures were found dead in Bejjur Forest range of Telangana.


Neelakurinji

Why is it in News?

Due to forest fires, scientists are skeptical about the blooming of Neelakurinji in the next cycle.


Sunderban Wetlands

Why is it in News?

Indian Sundarbans was accorded the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ under the Ramsar Convention in January 2019. Also, Sundarbans is constantly in news for tiger habitats facing extinction.


Bumphead Parrotfish

Why is it in News?

Andaman & Nicobar has recorded a sharp decline in the number of the species.


Phen Wildlife Sanctuary

Why is it in News?

The NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) has decided to develop a buffer zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve.


India’s Newest Frog

Why is it in News?

A new frog was discovered in Wayanad, Kerala. It is a new species and is different enough to be assigned to a new ‘subfamily’. Genetic analysis revealed that the species is at least 60 million years old.


Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Why is it in News?

A species of wood snake has resurfaced in Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary after 140 years.


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