Dugong (Dugong dugon), also called 'Sea Cow', occurs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay, and Gulf of Kutch in India. These marine mammals are herbivores which spend their full life in the sea. They are the only extant species of the family Dugongidae.

In India diurnally subperiodic filariasis (DspWB) is prevalent only in the Nicobar district of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Studies undertaken at different points of time indicate that this form of filariasis is restricted to a small region in Nancowry group of islands where it is transmitted by mosquito Downsiomyia nivea, a day biting mosquito.

नई दिल्ली। आबादी के हिसाब से देश का सबसे बड़ा राज्य उत्तर प्रदेश गरीबी के लिहाज से भी सबसे आगे है। उत्तर प्रदेश में देश के सर्वाधिक 1.89 करोड़ शहरी गरीब बसते हैं। राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर गरीबों की कुल आब

The environment and forests ministry Monday introduced in the Rajya Sabha major amendments to the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 that seek heavier penalties to check wildlife-related crimes and aim

The Unesco has designated Nicobar Islands as a world biosphere reserve under its ‘Man and the Biosphere Programme’.

Looking for new ways to deal with the rising ecological challenges in urban areas of the state, the Omar Abdullah government is sending out delegations of MLAs on study tours across the country.

Mangroves are salt tolerant plants that occur between 32°N and 38°S latitudes. Mangroves play an important role in stabilizing shoreline and protect the coast against storm surges and heavy tides. Though the mangrove inventory has been done earlier in India using satellite data but no systematic attempts has been made to map the mangroves at the community level for the entire country. The present paper reports the mangrove inventory at community level for India using Resourcesat-1 satellite data. State wise inventory on the mangrove area and the dominant communities are presented.

The Coast Guard has started looking for an alternative site to deploy its coastal radars in Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the Environment Ministry red-flagged its plan to put them up at Narcond

To save the habitat of an endangered species of bird, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan has rejected the Navy’s proposal to set up a missile testing site at Tillanchong Sanctuary in the Andam

Calcutta, Aug.