Previous studies have shown that the world’s largest reptile – the leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea – conducts flexible foraging migrations that can cover thousands of kilometres between nesting sites and distant foraging areas. The vast distances that may be travelled by migrating leatherback turtles have greatly complicated conservation efforts for this species worldwide.

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List classifies species according to their risk of extinction, informing global to local conservation decisions. Unfortunately, important geospatial data do not explicitly or efficiently enter this process. Rapid growth in the availability of remotely sensed observations provides fine-scale data on elevation and increasingly sophisticated characterizations of land cover and its changes. These data readily show that species are likely not present within many areas within the overall envelopes of their distributions.

The aim of this study is to determine landscape dynamics in the classified forest of Haut-Sassandra (CFHS) during the periods of conflict in Ivory Coast (or Côte d’Ivoire). To achieve this, the land cover of this protected area was determined by classifying satellite images obtained before, during and after the conflicts, and via ground surveys. Metrics of landscape ecology were calculated. A ground campaign for observing the CFHS’s flora and damages incurred was carried out using a sampling of eighteen 500 m-long transects.

For several years now, the vulture in the State has had a human shadowing it, watching over the bird of prey in the Mudumalai—Sathyamangalam area.

More than half of the 130 species were not in the ‘Protected Area’ of State

Manipur Forest department has embarked on a major campaign to save forest and its wealth and as an endeavour to make the state green, DM College and Khuman Lampak Sports complex will be converted

Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats are well known for their rich and unique flora and fauna.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Bio Diversity Management Committee, Rewa, Madhay Pradesh Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 04/06/2016 on the issue of environmental damage in Keoti Village forests by constructing Bio Diversity Parks by the government of Madhya Pradesh. It was also alleged that illegal mining was going on in the area and illegal construction was also being carried out in the name of development of tourism by using heavy machines and blastings.

Researchers investigated whether Neogobius melanostomus, an invader of biodiversity ‘hot-spots’ in the Laurentian Great Lakes region, facilitates or inhibits unionid mussel recruitment by serving as a host or sink for their parasitic larvae (glochidia). Infestation and metamorphosis rates of four mussel species with at-risk (conservation) status (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana, Epioblasma triquetra, Lampsilis fasciola and Villosa iris) and one common species (Actinonaias ligamentina) on N. melanostomus were compared with rates on known primary and marginal hosts in the laboratory.

The Centre has proposed to declare two famous biodiversity spots in Meghalaya eco-sensitive zones.

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