Wildlife Current Affairs - 2019

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Fact Sheet: Mammals of India (MaOI)

Mammals of India (MaOI) is a new model of repository on Indian mammals by the Scientists and Researchers from the National Centers for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore. It is a citizen-scientific repository initiated in September 2018. It is a first such repository of Mammals in India. Special Features Of MaOI It is an online, freely Read More…

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Kaziranga National Park: Rhino population rises marginally

The recent census carried out in Kaziranga National Park, Assam has revealed that there was a marginal increase in the population of the one-horned rhinoceros here. As per census report, currently there are 2,413 rhinos in Kaziranga National Park registering a marginal increase of 12 rhinos compared to last census. Out of the rhinos spotted, 642 Read More…

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ZSI for first time compiles list of 157 alien invasive animal species

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) for the first time compiled a list of alien invasive animal species, totalling 157. This number excludes invasive microbe species. This compilation was announced on the sidelines of National Conference on Status of Invasive Alien Species in India organised by the ZSI and Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Alien invasive Read More…

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Tyrannomyrmex alii: New ant species discovered in the Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered new species of ant in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala in Western Ghats, as one of the world’s ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. It has been named Tyrannomyrmex alii (or T. alii), after eminent myrmecologist Musthak Ali, who is regarded as the India’s ‘ant man’. Key Facts Tyrannomyrmex alii belongs to Tyrannomyrmex, Read More…

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MP Tourism wins Lonely Planet’s Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award

The Madhya Pradesh Tourism (MPT) won the Lonely Planet Group’s Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award. The award was handed over to MPT at a function in Mumbai by actress Amy Jackson. On behalf of MPT Chairman, the award was received by his Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Vinod Kumar Amar. Madhya Pradesh located in Read More…

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Naresh Bedi awarded V Shantaram Life Time Acheivement Award at MIFF

Veteran wildlife filmmaker Naresh Bedi has been conferred with the V Shantaram Life Time Acheivement Award at 14th edition of 2016 Mumbai International Festival (MIFF), Mumbai. He was honoured for his outstanding contribution to wildlife filmmaking and is credited with filming several rare wildlife moments. Bedi’s film ‘Cherub of the Mist’ based on the life Read More…

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Maharashtra government declares Thane creek area as ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’

Maharashtra government has declared the area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary. In this regard State Revenue and Forest Department has issued notification to declare northern part of the creek as a wildlife sanctuary as per provisions of Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972. It should be noted that this Sanctuary is Maharashtra’s second Read More…

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