Uttar Pradesh’s first Sloth Bear Conservation Reserve Proposed in Mirzapur Forest Division

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A first of its kind, and Uttar Pradesh’s first Protected Area dedicated to Sloth Bear may come in Mirzapur Forest Division. The proposal for 408 sq.km. Conservation Reserve is backed by the first ever wildlife inventory using camera trap survey conducted in three forest ranges- Marihan, Sukrit and Chunar under Mirzapur Forest Division, Uttar Pradesh. The report titled “Wildlife Inventory and Proposal for Sloth Bear Conservation Reserve” published in July 2019 is authored by Vindhyan Ecology and Natural … Read More

Lost Amphibians of India (LAI) Initiative Coming to a Close

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The Lost Amphibians of India (LAI), run by a team of field biologists from Delhi University, is about to come to a close. The project’s vision was to locate 52 ‘lost’ species of amphibians across India. The oldest in the list was a frog last seen in 1834 in Bengal. The youngest is a Caecilian last seen in 1992 in Kerala. A year of search in 17 states, involving 280 members from 20 teams has resulted in 70 percent of … Read More

First Ever Census in Sukhna Sanctuary Reveals Significant Biodiversity

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The first ever census in the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary in Chandigarh has revealed significant biodiversity. Nine species of mammals and 63 species of birds have been identified. The nine species of mammals include the leopard, sambar, chital, wild boar, Indian porcupine, Indian pangolin, Blacknaped hare, Golden Jackal and Grey Langur. The census report was released today and makes a case for the importance of Sukhna and its biodiversity.… Read More