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A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs found the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Lower Subansiri, Arunachal district a few days ago.
Experts have urged the Bhubaneswar city administration to undertake plantation of native species which could withstand strong cyclonic winds in future.
The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.
An orchid, which is a variant of a Japanese orchid, has been found in Assam which is a mycoheterotroph.
A Conservator of forests has discovered ‘Lecanorchis taiwaniana’ in Assam, which is the smallest orchid in terms of size and duration of bloom to be recorded ever botanically.
Purple Frog is soon to be honored as Kerala’s state frog.
Indian Bullfrog has become invasive in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Three Indian Vultures were found dead in Bejjur Forest range of Telangana.
Due to forest fires, scientists are skeptical about the blooming of Neelakurinji in the next cycle.