This handbook combines all the existing and the newly added manual at one place as a handy tool for identification and familiarization of species. It comprises of mammals included in Schedule I, II,III, IV, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Butterfly, Fishes, Coral Fishes, Molluscs, Microscopic hair signature pattern.

Cell phone technology has revolutionized the telecommunication scenario in India. Due to its several advantages, cell phone technology has grown exponentially in the last decade. Currently, there are more than 50 crore cell phone users and nearly 4.4 lakh cell phone towers to meet the communication demand.

Using data for 25,780 species categorized on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, we present an assessment of the status of the world’s vertebrates. One-fifth of species are classified as Threatened, and we show that this figure is increasing: on average, 52 species of mammals, birds and amphibians move one category closer to extinction each year. However, this overall pattern conceals the impact of conservation successes, and we show that the rate of deterioration would have been at least one-fifth as much again in the absence of these.

Conservation efforts often focus on large and charismatic animals such as the tiger and elephant that are undoubtedly in urgent need of protection. Hwever, there are a host of species that do not rank very high on the conservation totem pole, although they are also under great threat and are classified as critically endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

London: A fifth of the world

The future of the world's biodiversity hangs in the balance as countries convene for crucial negotiations in Nagoya, Japan. The 193 signatory nations to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) pledged eight years ago to cut species loss "significantly" by this year. But studies show that the health of global biodiversity is reaching a crisis point, with extinctions of mammal and amphibian species continuing to rise.

As many as 42 young Caecilians were recently found at Talacho Kungo in Keri-Sattari.
The presence of the rare amphibians in the area in recent times has evoked great interest among wildlife lovers from other parts of India and the world.
Caecilians are legless, burrowing amphibians which mostly live in leaf litter, loose soil, under rocks and decaying logs.
The smaller caecilians superficially

The pristine forest of Neora Valley National Park (NVNP) in Kalimpong hills, Darjeeling district, which has formed an ecological trijunction with Sikkim and Bhutan, is the last virgin wilderness in West Bengal. It is one of the oldest (1881) reserve forests in India. Since this area has been put under protection and is an unworkable working circle, the high forest remains intact.

A set of easy-to-use species identification guides designed to help Southeast Asian CITES Management Authorities, Police, Customs and other enforcement officers as they inspect shipments of wildlife and derivative products.

The herbicide atrazine is one of the most commonly applied pesticides in the world. As a result, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide contaminant of ground, surface, and drinking water. Atrazine is also a potent endocrine disruptor that is active at low, ecologically relevant concentrations. Previous studies showed that atrazine adversely affects amphibian larval development.

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