Climate change downsizing fauna, flora: study

They are for educators and institutions that would like to campaign for the cause

India is the global host of the International Year of Forests, declared by the United Nations, and there is lot that we could do to protect our forests and animals. This is what the volunteers of Zoo Outreach Organisation point out though the study kits released during the Wildlife Week.

Biological invasion and climate change pose challenges to biodiversity conservation in the 21st century. Invasive species modify ecosystem structure and functioning and climatic changes are likely to produce invasive species' range shifts pushing some populations into protected areas. The American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is one of the hundred worst invasive species in the world. Native from the southeast of USA, it has colonized more than 75% of South America where it has been reported as a highly effective predator, competitor and vector of amphibian diseases.

Amphibians watched the dinosaurs come and go, but today almost half of them are threatened with extinction. In 2010, Zoological Survey of India has documented a total of 311 amphibian species in India. Out of these 46 amphibian species are found in all 19 districts of West Bengal.

The Kodigahakanda forest in the Olabouwa North Grama Niladhari division in Horana will be declared a sanctuary in November under the Forest Conservation Department, MEDEF President K.Munagama told

12 Night Frog Varieties Found In The Western Ghats 3 Rediscovered After 75 Years

Varad Giri is the deputy director (collections) of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), an organisation working for conservation of nature for the last 127 years.

The high demand for frogs’ legs for consumption leads to the extinction of the species, says a report by international wildlife conservation groups. The report titled ‘Canapés to Extinction: The international trade in frogs’ legs and its ecological impact’ is the first ever rstudy on the frog leg market.

CHENNAI: The post-monsoon study of flora, fauna and water quality in Adyar Eco Park (Tholkappiya Poonga) will begin soon.

The study, to be the first after the inauguration of the park in January this year, would be crucial in assessing the impact of eco-restoration of the coastal wetland ecosystem.

Survey of vertebrates, invertebrates, surface and groundwater quality would be a significant c

India has a staggering variety of flora and fauna, including some of the rarest species in existence on the planet. There is so far a paucity of information for the general public on the status, biology, and major threats to the endangered species of our country.

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