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347 Species of Flora, 242 Fauna Discovered in India in 2013-14: Javadekar

India is upbeat on its discovery of 347 species of new flora and 424 species of fauna besides two new exclusive reptile species in 2013-14 based on studies conducted by scientists and taxonomists in several institutions and universities. Informing the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the studies of scientists of Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and ...

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Growing Sea Levels Put Bengal Tigers at Risk, Says IUCN

Royal Tiger or more ordinarily Bengal Tiger started undergoing a decreasing tendency since 2011. It posed such an intense effect on these species that the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) declared them to be endangered in 2010.   Now, IUCN also declared that growing sea levels triggered by alteration in climate puts the Bengal tigers ...

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Endangered snow leopard noticed first time in Kumaon Hills of Himalayas

Uttarakhand that houses the beautiful Kumaon Himalayas became the talk of town when snow leopard- the most endangered species on earth, was noticed in the Himalayas, thereby disclosing for the first time that these species are still existing. As per the Uttarakhand forest department officials, a camera captured the picture of the snow leopard, thus making it the first recorded ...

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Rare Tasmania’s swift parrot may join extinct species by 2030

The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot can soon follow the dodo as an extinct species in 16 years unless rescue efforts are taken on warfooting, said researchers. The research, published in the journal Biological Conservation, said that the population of the birds would halve every four years, with a possible decline of 94.7 percent over 16 years. “Swift parrots are in ...

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Kaziranga Rhino Conservation Faces Threat from Poachers Again, 9 Killed Since Jan 2015

Kaziranga National Park, home to 2,300 one-horned rhinos in India, is beset with rising poaching incidents in the last three years, reports said. In 2015 alone 9 rhinos have been killed by intruders in Assam’s rhino conservation park that was known for its success to maintain rhino population at a higher level in the past two decades. About 7 rhinos ...

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