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The Ultimate Adventure Guide to Costa Rica

The Ultimate Adventure Guide to Costa Rica

From remote peak bagging to offshore shark diving, here’s how to explore off the beaten path in Central America’s most adventurous destination In terms of sheer natural beauty and variety, Costa Rica is a white unicorn of sorts. The country has everything from dense...

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Caterpillars Can ‘See’ Colors With Their Skin

Caterpillars Can ‘See’ Colors With Their Skin

Peppered-moth caterpillars can change their hue to match their surroundings without looking, a study has found. But how they do it remains a mystery. Peppered moth caterpillars live across the Northern Hemisphere, from the forests of China to the backyards of North...

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GANGETIC DOLPHINS FOUND IN BIHAR’s MAHANANDA RIVER

GANGETIC DOLPHINS FOUND IN BIHAR’s MAHANANDA RIVER

A population of endangered Gangetic river dolphins has been found for the first time in the Mahananda River, a tributary of the Ganga, in Bihar’s Kishanganj district. A team of scientists from Vikramshila Biodiversity Research and Education Centre (VBREC) of Tilka...

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IMPRESSIVE TORTOISE DISCOVERED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

IMPRESSIVE TORTOISE DISCOVERED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Wildlife experts have discovered the Impressive Tortoise – a new species of tortoise that are elusive and have never been sighted in India. They were found near Yazali of lower Subansari district in Arunachal Pradesh. The species is called impressive because of the...

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TOURISM ON WHEELS

TOURISM ON WHEELS

The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board to encourage youth of the state to take up ‘bicycle tourism and bicycle riding’ is organizing a two-day ‘Tourism on Wheels’ on the 6th and 7th of July, 2019 by conducting a trip from Raipur to Kurdur (80 kilometres). It is being...

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THE SAD LEGEND OF NOHKALIKAI WATERFALLS

THE SAD LEGEND OF NOHKALIKAI WATERFALLS

Nohkalikai waterfalls is situated 5 km away from Cherrapunjee and is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 1,100 feet, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee which is known to be a wet land because of the amount of rains it...

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The Monkey-Eating Eagle Endangered

The Monkey-Eating Eagle Endangered

The Philippine Eagle, as its name suggests, is found only in the Philippines, an island country in Southeast Asia. While the Philippines consist of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippine Eagle is found only on four of them, all within the northern and eastern regions...

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SEA CUCUMBER- A CREATURE IN THE SEA NOT A VEGETABLE

SEA CUCUMBER- A CREATURE IN THE SEA NOT A VEGETABLE

Sea cucumbers are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. They are found on the sea floor worldwide. Sea cucumbers are scavengers that feed on small food items in the seafloor, as well as plankton floating in the...

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KAKAPO – THE ONLY FLIGHTLESS PARROT

KAKAPO – THE ONLY FLIGHTLESS PARROT

The kakapo is the only species of flightless parrot that one can find in the world, it is also called owl parrot which belongs to the species of large flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the family Strigopoidea, which can be found in New Zealand. For the...

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Javan Rhino

Javan Rhino

Natrajan Siva| A&W Mag One of the most threatened species of the 5 rhino species in the world the Javan Rhino species with an estimated population of not more than 70 around the world the Javan Rhino is only found in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java,...

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Humphead Wrasse- The endangered one

Humphead Wrasse- The endangered one

Natrajan Siva |A&W Mag Marine life is full of such animals that we don’t even know what exists down there below and Humphead wrasse also known as Napoleon Wrasse is one such species of the marine life that is said to be endangered though the name looks like coming...

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CARACAL – THE WILD CAT

CARACAL – THE WILD CAT

The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word “karakulak” meaning “black ear.” The Caracal was once trained for bird hunting in Iran and India. They were put into arenas containing a flock of pigeons, and wagers were made as to how many the cat would take down. This...

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African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot

The grey parrot, also known as the Congo grey parrot or African grey parrot, is endemic to equatorial Africa. The parrot's body is grey while the tail feathers are red. Because of their vibrant appearance and their mimicry of human speech, their population has...

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Pinky, the Pink Dolphin in Louisiana

Pinky, the Pink Dolphin in Louisiana

Meet Pinky, the Pink Dolphin that lives in Calcasieu River in Louisiana. Pinky is an extremely rare animal; she was first seen 12-years-ago by Captain Erik Rue who shared pictures of her. Pinky gets her color due to a genetic mutation that is called albinism; she is a...

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8th June is World Oceans Day

8th June is World Oceans Day

8th June is commemorated as World Oceans Day by the United Nations. This day seeks to bring more awareness about the crucial role that oceans play in the lives of humankind, to show the impact of human activity on oceans, and to bring about ways for the sustainable...

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Experience The Bliss Of Trekking

Experience The Bliss Of Trekking

There is something magical about trekking. Being held by nature, walking towards your goals with the birds whispering and motivating you to go ahead is a wonderful feeling. As the sun meets the horizon, the cold breeze pats your shoulder because you reached your goal....

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Saving endangered species to help save ourselves

Saving endangered species to help save ourselves

Last week, a UN report was released that found almost a million animals are threatened by extinction The report, which had over 400 contributors from 50 countries, says many of these species could disappear within the next few decades. "What it identified was that we...

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Preserving the Desert Birds

Preserving the Desert Birds

A persistent query amongst urban ecology researchers has been the lengthy-time period effect of urbanization on bird species biodiversity. Mainly, they ponder whether the parts of cities with greater variety are merely exhibiting an “extinction debt” — populations...

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Wild Elephant Back To Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Elephant Back To Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

The wild elephant that had a day out in the city streets on Tuesday was released back to Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary from whence it came, on Wednesday. According to forest officials, the elephant had come out in search of food as many elephants have done in previous...

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Wildlife census conducted at seven forest ranges

Wildlife census conducted at seven forest ranges

The thee-day wildlife census concluded here on Sunday. Over 50 volunteers from various environmental organisations along with forest department personnel conducted the census at seven forest ranges here. According to officials, volunteers from the Salem Nature and...

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Indian wildlife needs empathy, not just sympathy

Indian wildlife needs empathy, not just sympathy

The Indian subcontinent is home to five majestic cat species, namely the lion, tiger, leopard, snow leopard and the clouded leopard. The cheetah became extinct in 1951-52; else India would have been the only country that was home to six majestic big cat species. In...

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Top 7 Best Trekking Destination In Nepal

Top 7 Best Trekking Destination In Nepal

Nepal is an amazing country as it has the splendid natural and cultural beauty that attracts tourists from across the world. It is located in the middle of Asia in the lap of Himalayan Mountains with the summits as high as Mount Everest. Eight out of ten world’s...

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Wildlife in the Antarctic

Wildlife in the Antarctic

The vegetation in the Antarctic region consists largely of algae, lichens and mosses. Sea-birds in the Antarctic are closely related to the marine environment and get all their nourishment from this area. They spend their whole life at sea and are only on land during...

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AI empowers conservation biology

AI empowers conservation biology

Faced with mountains of image and audio data, researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to answer pressing ecological questions. When researchers collect audio recordings of birds, they are usually listening for the animals’ calls. But conservation biologist...

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Tiger conservation top marks for India

Tiger conservation top marks for India

India’s conservation efforts have received the highest score among five countries assessed for the viability of their wild tiger populations and may hold lessons for Southeast Asian countries where tigers appear headed for extinction, scientists said on January 28....

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Call of the wild in Tanzania

Call of the wild in Tanzania

In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania, humans and animals coexist peacefully Where: Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (in northern Tanzania) includes the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera....

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Caring for Injured Wildlife in the Eastern Sierras

Caring for Injured Wildlife in the Eastern Sierras

At nearly 80, Cindy Kamler continues to care for broken animals, but it’s getting hard to keep up. NINA RIGGIO January 18, 2019 “The birds of prey fly into the beams of the mirrors at the energy project and fall hundreds of feet to the ground,” Cindy Kamler, founder...

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ATAOI to unleash tourism potential in AP

Visakhapatnam: The three-day 14th Annual Convention of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATAOI) commenced in Araku Valley on Thursday focusing on the theme ‘Adventure Travel: Future Challenges & Opportunities in the digital age.’Araku convention is...

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50 endangered wild animals, birds rescued

50 endangered wild animals, birds rescued

Wildlife Crimes Control Unit of Department of Forests rescued 50 wild animals and birds from pochers at Tongi Bazar in Gazipur district on Tuesday. In a joint raid by WCCU and Rapid Action Battalion headquarters, a WCCU team rescued one monkey, 19 cotton gooses, five...

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11 countries sign pact on commitment to conservation

11 countries sign pact on commitment to conservation

Eleven countries bordering the seas of East Asia on Thursday issued a joint declaration affirming their commitment towards the conservation and sustainable development of coastal and marine resources in the region. The Iloilo Ministerial Declaration titled “East Asian...

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A forest filled with butterflies

A forest filled with butterflies

Survey spots 221 varieties of Butterflies in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve As dawn breaks, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, one of India’s protected forest areas, turns into a garden with dream flowers floating all over. The sight repeats as dusk falls in. Wafer thin canvases...

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Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival 2018

Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival 2018

The Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festival 2018 was held from the 8th-10th of November 2018. With an aim to create awareness on conservation as well as exploit the potential of eco-tourism in and around the Doyang Valley, the events on Conservation, Adventure...

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Pollinator Project underway to save wildlife

Pollinator Project underway to save wildlife

Environmentalists in Guernsey are calling on people to rethink how they manage their land and gardens to better support wildlife. A team of conservationists have launched a campaign called the Pollinator Project. It involves planting seed on private and public land to...

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Wildlife census begins at Sathyamangalam reserve

Wildlife census begins at Sathyamangalam reserve

The biannual six-day wildlife monitoring exercise, using the Android-based mobile application, began at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) here on Monday. Under Phase IV monitoring of tiger reserves by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the pre-monsoon...

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Campaign launched to reduce Tasmanian roadkill

Campaign launched to reduce Tasmanian roadkill

Less than seven months into the year Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary has already taken more than 30 orphaned wombat joeys into their care. This number was only expected to increase as winter progresses and more wild animals are killed on Tasmanian roads. Bonorong director...

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Centre plans to update Wildlife Protection Act

Centre plans to update Wildlife Protection Act

The Central government has begun a review of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), enacted in 1972 and last amended in 2006 under the Congress-led UPA government. The Union environment ministry has constituted a six-member drafting committee to this effect, which has met...

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