Dehradun: An Italian veterinary sciences professor at the University of Torino in Italy has said that the disease which is rendering Himalayan blue sheep blind in Gangotri National Park (GNP) and h

The Uttarakhand government has launched a comprehensive study to understand early blooming of rhododendron also known as buransh, the state flower of Uttarakhand, and zeroed in on three sites in Na

Is this beautiful world fighting for its very existence? Will the coming generations be in a position to enjoy every element of nature? Are we constrained to live in a highly polluted environment?

Wetlands cover 5–10% of the earth’s terrestrial surface. They are important ecosystems that supply goods and services for human wellbeing.

UTTARKASHI/DEHRADUN: When the rhododendron blooms in Uttarakhand, there is a special cheer that spreads in the hills which only the beautiful red flowers can bring.

Worldwide glacier retreat and associated future runoff changes raise major concerns over the sustainability of global water resources, but global-scale assessments of glacier decline and the resulting hydrological consequences are scarce. Here we compute global glacier runoff changes for 56 large-scale glacierized drainage basins to 2100 and analyse the glacial impact on streamflow.

Climate change impact offers tremendous economic opportunities to the private sector.

Four new balsam species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh during a Himalayas expedition

Trees impacted by the forces of natural processes such as flash floods, snow avalanches, landslides, rockfalls or earthquakes, record these events and exhibit growth disturbances in their growth-ring series. As a consequence, these disturbances provide an excellent signal for the spatio-temporal reconstruction of past natural hazard activity and a means to date and document past disasters.

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Biodiversity, 22/12/2017. Conservation and development of biodiversity in the country, including Himalayan region is undertaken inter alia through establishment of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, notified Reserved Forest areas, designation of Biosphere Reserves, identification of ecologically fragile areas such as wetlands, biodiversity heritage sites and notification of eco-sensitive zones. So far, 37 National Parks, 122 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 7 Biosphere Reserves have been designated by Government of India in the Himalayan region.