The western Amazon is one of the world's last high-biodiversity wilderness areas, characterized by extraordinary species richness and large tracts of roadless humid tropical forest. It is also home to an active hydrocarbon (oil and gas) sector, characterized by operations in extremely remote areas that require new access routes. Here, we present the first integrated analysis of the hydrocarbon sector and its associated road-building in the western Amazon.

Environmental Appraisal Committee to consider proposal mooted by KSEB

A research team from SNM College, Maliankara, has reported the discovery of three new plant species from the Pooyamkutty-Edamalayar region, highlighting the rich biodiversity of the Western Ghats.

Plans are afoot to declare the boundary of the protected areas of Bhitarkanika wildlife Sanctuary, Bhitarkanika National Park and Gahirmatha (Marine) wildlife division as Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ).

Kodagu district has internationally recognized as one of the environmental “micro hot spot" due to the biological diversity and distribution of the Western Ghats. Unique culture heritages of the area have made ideally suits for tourism and a most attractive recreational spot in the country. The present study deals with an impact of extreme tourism on the environment and socio-economic conditions of the district. An impact assessment study was carried out by sample survey method at major tourist places of the district.

The high court's land mark order on Monday , which affirmed the con stitutional validity of the Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands) Act, 2003 has in many ways put a

Research shows that frogs in the region are increasingly under threat due to habitat destruction

Barbastelle Commonly Seen In Temperate Forests Of Europe And North America

Since the recognition that allopatric speciation can be induced by large-scale reconfigurations of the landscape that isolate formerly continuous populations, such as the separation of continents by plate tectonics, the uplift of mountains or the formation of large rivers, landscape change has been viewed as a primary driver of biological diversification. This process is referred to in biogeography as vicariance. In the most species-rich region of the world, the Neotropics, the sundering of populations associated with the Andean uplift is ascribed this principal role in speciation.

Environment activists and bird lovers in the city want the civic body to close the historic Salim Ali Lake for public for the time being and declare it as a biodiversity hot spot.