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The newly discovered species, under the genus Echinops (spiny thistle) and an erect branched flowering herb with stout stems, is endemic to western Maharashtra
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 09:58 AM IST
The team will make its submissions before the Bombay high court-appointed state wetland committee, which is headed by the Konkan commissioner, on October 27
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:18 AM IST
This is among numerous submissions made in a report by the Bombay Natural History Society , a wildlife research body, to the Bombay high court based on the latter’s directions to evaluate the impact of solid waste management at the landfill on birds and the surrounding ecosystem
Published on Oct 09, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Around 115 butterfly species are native to Delhi-NCR
Published on Sep 21, 2020 12:21 PM IST
Experts said many species, during the Covid-19 lockdown, were seen to have reacquired geographical areas where they had become extinct.
Published on Sep 21, 2020 01:43 AM IST
Scientists from BNHS and Somaiya Vidyavihar University here have published a research paper, titled ‘Finding the forgotten gems: Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years.
Published on Aug 10, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Mumbai |Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
Memories of the fallen heroes of Kargil have been lovingly kept alive by their parents
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh |Vikram Jit Singh
Named ‘Magnificent dwarf gecko’ (Cnemaspis magnifica), the species is endemic to rocky regions and was found on vertical rock faces in Hassan district of Karnataka.
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Badri Chatterjee | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
Close to a record 9,000 flamingos congregating across the Talawe wetlands in Navi Mumbai during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown has put the (golf) ball in the Maharashtra’s government’s court. The choice is between marking the area a conservation reserve or to go ahead with the plan of developing a golf course
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 06:31 AM IST
After delaying their annual migration to wetlands in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), flamingos are flocking to the city in large numbers.
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 04:23 PM IST
December and January is the period when the maximum number of visitors and bird watchers visit Bhigwan, about 250 km from Pune.
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Prachi Bari and Pratham Gokhale
Review: Nature Conservation in the New Economy: People, Wildlife and the Law in IndiaEdited by Ghazala Shahabuddin and K Sivaramakrishnan
The nine case studies in this book range from the forests of the Western Ghats to the western Himalayas and take in forests and wetlands to look at the challenges facing conservation today
Published on Dec 14, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times |Harini Nagendra
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 12:26 AM IST
Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
The discovery is the first since 1894, when a species from the genus was found in the Western Ghats. The findings were published in the Journal of Bombay Natural History Society on Thursday.
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 04:26 AM IST
Mumbai | Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
The two birds, fitted with platform transmitter terminals (PTT), will be part of a batch of six Himalayan griffon vultures that would be released anytime this winter, said authorities in charge of the Rajabhatkhawa vulture breeding centre in Alipurduar district, about 720 km away from Kolkata.
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Siliguri | Pramod Giri
The tree authority has 18 members – 13 corporators from all parties and five independent experts appointed by the civic body.
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 10:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Mehul Thakkar
Cidco said the move is aimed at avoiding flooding and fishing activities in the area
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 12:09 AM IST
A 60-year-old guidebook, complete with beautiful illustrations and local names might help
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Rachel Lopez
The reason for their prolonged stay, according to foresters and ornithologists, is the lack of water and drought-like situation at their alternative sites.
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida |Kushagra Dixit
The proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) is staring at another trouble, this time from birds.
Published on Jun 04, 2019 01:53 AM IST
BHNS study estimated that 2.5 lakh birds are likely to be displaced from their roosting and feeding habitats and could come in the flight path once the NMIA is functional
Published on Jun 04, 2019 01:06 AM IST
Thane creek, located between Mumbai harbour is 26 km long and its narrower upper areas have mudflats, salt pans and diversity-rich mangroves forests which urgently need to be saved.
Published on Jun 03, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Manoj R Nair
The wetland and the adjacent Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary are globally significant, serving as a stop for migratory birds
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 11:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Manoj R Nair, Mumbai
According to the report, of which HT has a copy, this has resulted in a 70% drop in the wetland area (mudflats) from 344ha in 1973 to 100.3 hectare in 2018.
Published on May 30, 2019 02:59 AM IST
Neenu Somraj, deputy conservator of forest, state mangrove cell and member secretary of the committee, said, “Some of the cases are repetitive and inquiry is underway.
Published on May 17, 2019 04:25 AM IST
During 2017-18, the BNHS looked at 11 sites spread across 100km, covering Paga, Ajad, Pirotan and Jindra islands, and found that water and noise pollution is destroying the habits of dugongs.
Published on Apr 28, 2019 02:48 AM IST
Reclamation work has happened at wetlands at Jasai and Bhendkhal in Uran, Navi Mumbai, through excessive siltation and soil dumping, a seven-month bird ringing (tagging) study in MMR by Bombay Natural History Society revealed.
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 08:27 AM IST
There has been a significant reduction in the vulture population over the years owing to widespread use of veterinary drug diclofenac, a pain relief medication injected into cattle. The drug is found to be extremely toxic to the birds that fed on those cattle’s carcasses.
Published on Apr 07, 2019 05:21 AM IST
Asian Waterbird Census reveals Painted stork and the Woolly necked stork, declared endangered globally, seen in sanctuary
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | HT Correspondent
Additional principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Alok Kumar said, “It is great news that the count has increased in most of the area, showing that vulture habitat is safe in Madhya Pradesh that accounts for the highest number of vultures in the country
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Punya Priya Mitra, Bhopal, Hindustan Times | Punya Priya Mitra