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New wildlife species found in Trichy forest division – The Times of India

TRICHY: The forest department has found seven additional species in the Trichy forest division during its annual wildlife census, taking the total number of wildlife species in the division to 12. The census was carried out in four ranges- Trichy forest, Manapparai, Thuvarankurichi and Thuraiyur- spread over 45,272 hectares. The district forest department and the Bio-diversity Conservation Foundation came together to carry out the survey that lasted for more than a week. Environmentalists cited …

Profit and ruin along the Western Ghats 

… biodiversity hot spots. The Zoological survey of India reports that last year alone, 349 new species of flora and fauna were discovered in India; 22% of those were in the Western Ghats. Scientists discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs here. Some males blow out their throats while perched on a rock, and wave their legs alluringly in the air. Just the thought of it drives me mad with desire, so I can imagine what it does to the female frogs. That’s good! But: This area is also one of the …

Study Says Amazon Biodiversity Faces New Adversary: Hydroelectric Dams : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… isolates 3,546 land-bridge islands due to 3,129 square kilometers of primary forests. A total of 37 islands, plus three nearby forests, were made into study subjects, where a combination of four survey methods were implemented. The researchers found forest habitat effects that may explain the sequence of vertebrate extinction. Land and tree-inhabiting vertebrates were also assessed in the 40 forest locations. Additional investigations were also made to comprehend the extent of forest degradation …

Antarctic region far richer in plants and animals, not just icy wasteland: research – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… studied.” A team of scientists led by Monash University worked with the British Antarctic survey, University of Waikato and Australian National University. They found unusual species such as sea spiders and isopods — the marine equivalents of slaters or wood lice. The study found the areas of special protection in national parks on land and marine protected areas at sea were too small compared to global targets such as the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Strategic Plan …

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