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.
The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.
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.
An orchid, which is a variant of a Japanese orchid, has been found in Assam which is a mycoheterotroph.
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.
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.
Andaman & Nicobar has recorded a sharp decline in the number of the species.