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Migratory species most vulnerable to plastic pollution, finds UN report

Plastic pollution can also impact other migratory and resident species that live in freshwater environments including fish, through entanglement as well as through the ingestion of microplastics that can in turn impact species along the food web.
Ganges and Mekong river basins together contribute an estimated 200,000 tonnes of plastic pollution to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean every year.(Wikimedia Commons)
Ganges and Mekong river basins together contribute an estimated 200,000 tonnes of plastic pollution to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean every year.(Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 12:42 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

90% of India’s biodiversity hotspots lost, shows new statistical analysis

A report published by Centre for Science and Environment pointed out that 16 states have witnessed a significant rise in number of forest fires as well as warmer than usual winter, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons.
The climate and biodiversity crises are global crises. They require solutions that carry the support of all, and provide support to all. (File photo)
The climate and biodiversity crises are global crises. They require solutions that carry the support of all, and provide support to all. (File photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 10:42 PM IST
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By Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

World Turtle Day: Over 80 turtles released into Ganga

A dozen rescued spotted pond turtles along with 73 others born in Lucknow, were released in their natural habitat in the river Ganga in Fatehpur district on Wednesday to mark the World Turtle Day.
Spotted pond turtles being released in river Ganga in Fatehpur.(HT Photo)
Spotted pond turtles being released in river Ganga in Fatehpur.(HT Photo)
Published on May 24, 2018 12:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow

‘Critically endangered’ gharials thriving at Kukrail breeding centre

The Kukrail gharial breeding centre in Lucknow alone houses around 300 gharials -- once considered to be the total population of the crocodilian in the country. And there are still eggs left for new ones to make an appearance.
The gharial is threatened by the loss of its riverine habitat, depletion of fishes, and entanglement in fishing nets.(HT Photo)
The gharial is threatened by the loss of its riverine habitat, depletion of fishes, and entanglement in fishing nets.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2018 01:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow
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