It is well known that forests play a major role in mitigating the challenges of climate change, and Madhya Pradesh, which has the largest area under forests in the country, is keen to utilise this resource not only for addressing climate change issues but also for boosting the forest-based livelihoods of local communities.
A team of Chinese biologists has discovered the molecule responsible for the coordination of the different genes involved in the mass flowering cycles of bamboo, a key food for panda bears, the South China Morning Post reported Friday.
The white spotted bush frog, thought to be extinct for over a century until re-discovered a few years ago, has a peculiar reproductive habit - it lays eggs and hatches them inside hollow stem of bamboo.
Drawing inspiration from the structure of bones and bamboo, researchers have created stronger, tougher materials that can be customised for a wide variety of applications - from body armour to automobile parts.
The autonomous Tripura Forest Development and Plantation Corporation (TFDPC) has decided to encourage bamboo cultivation and medicinal plant and rare herb plantations besides rubber, officials said Saturday.