The International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO added 20 sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves during its meeting in the capital of Peru on

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Biosphere Reserves, 15/03/2016. There are 18 Biospheres Reserves designated in the country since 1986. Details of financial assistance provided by the Government in the last three years and the current year is given in this document.

Pune: A type of lichen named Usnea ghattensis, found in the northern areas of the Western Ghats particularly in the vicinity of Mahabaleshwar, could well be the source of the next wonder drug.

Agricultural expansion has transformed and fragmented forest habitats at alarming rates across the globe, but particularly so in tropical landscapes. The resulting land-use configurations encompass varying mosaics of tree cover, human settlements and agricultural land units.

Myanmar has launched the country's first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve -- Inle Lake in Shan state, opening a new chapter in its commitment to bio-diversity and eco-system conservation, official media re

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

Two new important bird areas (IBAs) — Sirpur Lake in Indore and Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve — have been added to the existing list of IBAs in Madhya Pradesh.

BARIPADA: In a bid to free the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) from human interference, the forest authorities have this week shifted 35 families living in Jamunagarh village in the core area of the

KOLKATA: To track the movement of tigers and encroachers in protected forest areas, a drone would soon be flying in the Sundarban delta.

Concern over the "looming threat" to flora and fauna in the eco-sensitive Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary from helicopter operations to fly pilgrims to the religious shrine there was expressed by an e