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Biodiversity & Conservation :

Plantation Of Native Species In Bhubaneswar

Why is it in News?

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

Why is it in News?

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


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.


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.


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