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  • Red Panda 🐼
    💠In India it is found in only three
    states: Sikkim, West Bengal and
    Arunachal Pradesh.
    💠 It has wide distribution in
    Himalayas from Nepal & Sikkim to
    Upper Burma & Southern China.
    💠 Threats: Hunted for its charming skin
    to produce hats, Habitat destruction.

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  • The incredibly rare Arisaema translucens, more commonly remembered as the cobra lily, was recently rediscovered in the western Nilgiris after 84 years. It was last collected in 1932.

    cobra lily

    What you need to know about cobra lily?

    Barely a few hundred cobra lily plants are left in the wild and they can be found only in a small area measuring less than 10 square kilometres in the Nilgiris.
    This is probably the only member of the Arisaema family to have a translucent spathe.
    The Toda tribals of the Nilgiris have an embroidery motif known as the ‘podwarshk’, which resembles it.
    Threats:

    Likely to have been quite common once, cobra lilies have vanished in the past decades along with the disappearance of the shola tree patches in which they were found. Prized for their beauty around the world, cobra lilies are at even greater risk of extinction from the commercial trade in exotic plants.

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  • Uttar Pradesh cabinet has decided to make India's first conservation reserve for black buck in Allahabad.

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  • The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) will be hosted by India in 2020. 

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  • A French fisherman has caught a rare yellow-gold lobster in Paimpol Bay. 

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  • The Government Nepal has launched the world’s first climate-smart snow-leopard management plan to safeguard this endangered species of snow leopard and its habitat. 

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  • Scientists have discovered new species of glow-in-the-dark shark living 1,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the northwestern Hawaiian islands.

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  • The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recently approved the proposals for climate adaptation projects submitted by Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. 

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  • According to recent study, ghost nets (abandoned, lost or dumped fishing nets) have emerged as the greatest killers of the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast.

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  • The Union Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states viz. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

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  • World Bank has said, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change.

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  • A photographer named Nilanjan Ray is believed to have spotted a rare ‘white tiger’ with a pale skin colour for the first time in the Nilgiris. 

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  • Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018.

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  • Scientists have discovered a new glass frog species with transparent skin through which its beating heart is visible in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador.


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  • The tropical cyclone Mora is intensifying in the Bay of Bengal. It is the second hurricane in the Bay of Bengal in 2017. The first hurricane Marutha

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  • Plants are growing rapidly in Antarctica due to climate change

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  • 45 % of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

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  • Centre has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life, including that of the endangered Gangetic doplhin.

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  • In Uttrakhand Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities issued shoot-at-sight orders for anyone caught poaching in the tiger reserve.

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  • Environment Ministry Notifies Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016

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  • The Desert National Park (DNP) in Jaisalmer has records the successful birth of 11 Great Indian Bustards or Godawn which is the state bird of Rajasthan.

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  • The United Nations World Meteorological Organization announced that a 19-metre-high (62.3 ft) wave in the North Atlantic Ocean has set a world record for being the highest-ever measured by a buoy.

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  • Cyclone Nada weakens after landfall

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  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Recorded worst coral die-off.

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  • The Supreme Court on November 25, 2016, banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and the NCR region.

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  • In Costa Rica, at least nine people were killed by tropical storm Otto.

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  • China’s weather department issued  first blue alert warning of snow in northern part of the country .

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  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has constituted a five-member team for conservation and management of Loktak Lake in Manipur

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  • 7th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to World Health Organization, WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will be held from 7th to 12th of this month at Greater Noida adjoining the national capital.

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    The wild tiger count has shown increasing trend in the country. As per recent estimates, the tiger count was 1411 in 2006, 1706 in 2010 and it was 2226 in 2014 in different tiger landscapes. This was informed by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

    Mr. Javadekar said the E-eye system is operational in Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttrakahand, Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh and Kaziranga Tiger Reserve in Assam for tiger tracking. It also acts as an early warning system to track the movement of poachers and intruders before they reach the sensitive areas of tiger reserves.

     

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  • One of Africa’s greatest music legend Papa Wemba died after collapsing on stage in the Ivory Coast . He was 66.

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  • A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador creating the possibility of dangerous waves along its coasts and that of Colombia. The country's Vice President said, at least 28 people were killed in the disaster.

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