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Georissa Mawsmaiensis: New Snail species discovered in Meghalaya cave

A new micro snail species has been found from deep inside a limestone cave at Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The news was shared by the scientists who discovered the species on October More..

Earth Heroes Awards 2021: Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation wins Earth Guardian Award

NatWest Group India, the global capability center of the NatWest Group, on October 20, 2021, announced the winners of the 11th edition of the NatWest Group Earth Heroes Awards.

The theme for Earth Heroes Awa More..

Government approves Deep Ocean Mission to tap vast marine living and non-living resources

The Central Government on June 16, 2021, gave its approval to the Deep Ocean Mission to tap vast marine living and non-living resources, conduct research on climate variables, develop deep-sea technologies for sustai More..

Assam declares Dehing-Patkai as its seventh National Park

The Environment and Forest Minister of Assam, Parimal Suklabaidya announced that Dehing-Patkai has been declared as the seventh national park of Assam. The notification regarding the same was declared on June 9, 2021 More..

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar meets US special envoy, discusses climate, joint research

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar met the US special Presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on April 6, 2021. The ministers discussed the range of issues including fi More..

Maharashtra's Sindhudurg area named Biodiversity Heritage Site

The Maharashtra government on March 31, 2021 declared an area at Amboli in Sindhudurg district in the Western Ghats, as a biodiversity heritage site. The area is where a rare freshwater fish species More..

New Butterfly species discovered in Western Ghats

A new taxon of Lycaenid butterfly has been discovered by researchers in the Western Ghats.  The taxon belongs to Nacaduba genus and it was sighted by a specialist team comprising Dr. Kalesh Sada More..

India to conduct aerial radar surveys of Himalayan glaciers to estimate thickness

India is planning to conduct airborne radar surveys of Himalayan glaciers to estimate their thickness. 

A pilot study will be conducted in the Lahaul-Spiti basin of Himachal Pradesh. Following this, sim More..

Project Lion, Project Dolphin announced by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2020, announced that the centre will launch Project Lion and Project Dolphin using modern technology to replicate the success of Project Tiger.

The projects wi More..

Uttarakhand to set up snow leopard conservation centre

Uttarakhand will soon have a snow leopard conservation centre . The conservation centre will be set up in Uttarkashi forest division area. The snow leopard conservation centre will be set up to promo More..

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