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Biodiversity & Conservation :

Gogabeel: Bihar's First Community Reserve

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  • On 8th August, 2019, Gogabeel in Bihar’s Katihar district which is an ox-bow lake,was announced as the state’s first Community Reserve(CR).

A New Species ‘Impressive’ Tortoise Discovered

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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.


Plantation Of Native Species In Bhubaneswar

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Experts have urged the Bhubaneswar city administration to undertake plantation of native species which could withstand strong cyclonic winds in future.


DNA Database For Indian Rhino

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The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.


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.


Lecanorchis Taiwaniana

Why is it in News?

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

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

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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.


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