Environment & Biodiversity Current Affairs - 2019

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40% of Amphibian Species threatened: IPBES Report

According to a study, called Global Assessment about 40% of amphibian species and more than a third (33%) of all marine mammals are threatened. The report released by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries and supported by 130 countries (including the U.S., China Read More…

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 For the first time Grizzled Giant Squirrel Nests sighted near Gingee

For the first time more than 300 nests of Grizzled Giant Squirrel were sighted by researchers at Pakkamalai Reserve Forests near Gingee (in Eastern Ghats) in Tamil Nadu. About Grizzled Giant Squirrel It is a large tree squirrel in genus Ratufa (Scientific name is ‘Ratufa macroura’). Features: It is an agile climber and is almost Read More…

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Purple Frog to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian

Purple frog could be soon designated as Kerala’s state amphibian. The proposal for this is being mooted by Kerela’s leading Herpetologists (a specialist in study of reptiles and amphibians). The odd-looking species is endemic to Western Ghats. The title would help in protecting species fragile habitat. About Purple Frog Scientific Name: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (N. sahyadrensis). Read More…

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GRIHA for Existing Day Schools

The Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council has launched a rating tool ‘GRIHA for Existing Day Schools’ to evaluate the environmental performance of existing schools across India. GRIHA for Existing Day Schools GRIHA for Existing Day Schools will work as an integrated tool to evaluate performance and provide solutions for enhanced energy and water Read More…

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 Last captive White Tiger named Bajirao dies

The last captive white tiger named Bajirao died recently at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in Borivali (Mumbai suburb). He was 18 years and died due to old age related issues. He was born at national park in 2001. Reason: He suffered from chronic ankyloses (fusion of bones leads to abnormal stiffening and immobility of joint) Read More…

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