A forest filled with butterflies

A forest filled with butterflies News: Recently, butterfly survey was organised in Parambikulam. Important Facts: This is the fourth consecutive year that the butterfly survey is being organised in Parambikulam. The survey is initiated jointly by the Department of Forest and Wildlife, Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation, and the Wayanad-based Ferns Naturalists Society. About Parambikulam Tiger… Continue reading A forest filled with butterflies

Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat

Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat News: The article discusses about the man-animal conflict in light of recent instances of killing and casualties attributed to tigers. Important Facts: Background: Since 2016, 13 people have died in the Pandharkawda divisional forest of Maharashtra which has been attributed to tigers and at least five of them to Avni,… Continue reading Explainer: Protecting the tiger’s habitat

Report sees climate risk from rise in Indian AC units

Report sees climate risk from rise in Indian AC units News: According to the report Solving the Global Cooling Challenge, by 2022, India is expected to have a fourth of the world’s air conditioning units. Important facts About the Report: The report was released by environment minister of India at the Global Cooling Innovation Summit… Continue reading Report sees climate risk from rise in Indian AC units

Protect the little helpers

Protect the little helpers Article: The article discusses the growing concern over declining population of different species of pollinators Important analysis Importance of pollinators: In 2015, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) established that pollinators lead to huge agricultural economic gains. According to the report, estimated pollinator contribution in India to… Continue reading Protect the little helpers

Oceans heating faster: study

Oceans heating faster: study News: According to a new study published in journal ‘Nature’, the scientists have noted that the global oceans may be absorbing up to 60 percent more heat since the 1990s than older estimates had found. Important Facts: New novel method in the study: Unlike earlier studies, which relied on tallying the… Continue reading Oceans heating faster: study