Flora and Fauna

A series of postage stamps on India's rich biodiversity soon!

The Union Minister noted that the postal department will also release stamps on freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev as well as classical singers.

Dec 03, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Blue Mormon is Maharashtra's state butterfly

Maharashtra government today declared Blue Mormon as the state butterfly.

Jun 22, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

'Underworld' can help understand climate change

A new study demonstrates the organisms below ground could hold the key to understanding how ecosystems around the world are responding to climate change.

Nov 27, 2014, 18:28 PM IST
Kerala to prepare databank of marine ecosystem

Kerala to prepare databank of marine ecosystem

Claimed to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, a marine biodiversity map of Kerala's coastline is being prepared by the State Biodiversity Board to create a databank of marine ecosystems and traditional knowledge of the fisher folk community.

Sep 01, 2014, 16:02 PM IST

World Wildlife Day: Celebrating wild fauna and flora!

Man`s interminable desire and greed has brought many wildlife species to the brink of extinction.

Mar 03, 2014, 09:29 AM IST

Lack of new emerging species contributing to extinction of animals

The death of individual species is not the only concern for biologists worried about animals going extinct, as researchers have found that lack of new emerging species also contributes to extinction.

Jun 21, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Climate change can cause widespread global-scale loss of flora and fauna

Climate change could lead to decline in more than 50 per cent of common plants and 33 per cent of animals can see this century, a research has suggested.

May 13, 2013, 15:26 PM IST

Depleting water sources in Himachal worry locals

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness about the need to take positive environmental action.

Jun 05, 2012, 17:00 PM IST

Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.

Apr 11, 2012, 21:52 PM IST

India`s mangrove cover increases, Guj takes lead

India recorded a net increase of 23.34 sqkm of mangrove cover between 2009 and 2011.

Feb 08, 2012, 15:24 PM IST

Japan studies flora and fauna near Fukushima plant

Scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Jan 30, 2012, 12:05 PM IST

One third of flora, fauna can become extinct

A third of all flora and fauna will become extinct if global warming continues unchecked.

Aug 27, 2011, 16:28 PM IST