The national symposium on impact of climate change on aquatic ecosystems has recommended setting up a government-level task force comprising experts to handle policy making and research for mitigating climate change.

The report prepared by the experts suggested formulating stringent rules to control the green house gas emissions. There is also a need for creating awareness on climate change.

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Tuticorin: With a view to enhance the population of seahorse, an endangered species, in captivity breeding and sea ranching in the natural habitats for replenishment of stock, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department has sanctioned a pilot project on an outlay of Rs. 1.5 lakh to Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (SDMRI) here.

The Ganges River Dolphin was declared the national aquatic animal last month, but is still in urgent need of being saved from extinction, experts on the subject said. There are only about 2,000 left, down from tens of thousands just a few decades ago.

KOCHI: Human activity has severely affected aquatic ecosystems, so much so that a critical uncertainty remains on how human beings will interact with these ecosystems in the wake of the climatic change issue.

The state government has altered its original plan and decided to shift only aquatic and water-based animals to the proposed eco-park at Bhagabanpur in South 24-Parganas.

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh could boast of owning the country's biggest leather complex, if plans of UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) actualise. In a significant move, the corporation is planning to set up a Leather Park sprawling over an area of 1,500 acre in Unnao, bordering Kanpur district.

Recent news that the Indian Central Government, in the first meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority, chaired by the Hon. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had decided to declare the Ganges dolphin, Platanista gangetica gangetica, as national aquatic animal was most welcome to cetacean specialists and enthusiasts and environmentalists generally.

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COMMONLY known as the sea cow, Dugong dugon fights for survival in Indian waters, especially near the Gulf of Mannar region. Their numbers have been dwindling due to an increase in fishing with banned equipment.

After declaration of dolphin as

The Centre wants to keep the Ganges River Dolphins in the Delhi zoo to