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Himalayan tahrs roasted alive in forest fire

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A large population of  the endangered Tahrs has been roasted alive in raging forest fires in Uttarakhand Experts are asking pertinent questions in the wake of the Tehri disaster. Those in knowledgeable circles want to know what caused porosity, fragmentation of consolidated forest canopy and loss of growing stock leading to

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DNA barcoding helps in checking illicit trade in endangered plants

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Indian scientists have developed a reference library to provide molecular identity to a threatened plant species, Decalepis, found in peninsular India – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Decalepis is a medicinal plant species which is in the Red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Kolkata Zoo announces no-admittance decision on Kangaroos henceforth

Newsroom24x7 Desk Kolkata : West Bengal Zoo authority informed media that it has decided to stop admittance of Kangaroos in future, henceforth, as upkeep of these marsupials poses a difficulty due to their exotic habitat requirements. With the death of the lone red kangaroo in captivity in India, the Kolkata Zoo authorities have decided against

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