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The Sleepless Sentinel

August, 2015

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News of Endemism (Mammals)

Sloth Bear

Human hunt the sloth bear primarily for its gall bladder and medicinal value. Kept in captivity for amusement.

Asiatic Lion

Be it genetic threat for single habitat or man animal conflict. The survival of the majestic lion in India is in jeopardy.

Lion Tailed Macaque

Fragmentation of habitat, degradation, hunting & in-breeding factors poses threat to the lion tailed Macaque in the wild.

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News of Endemism (Birds)

Forest Owlet

Large scale mono plantation of revenue species in Indian forests push the forest owlets towards extinction from all of its ranges.

Imperial Eagle

Disappearing habitat of solitary tress in open grassland areas is the major threat behind their endemism and appears vulnerable !

Bengal Florican

It has been classified as critically endangered which formerly occurs from UP throughout the Tarrine regions of Nepal to Arunachal.

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News of Endemism (Reptiles)

Central Asian Cobra

Genetic saturation may restrict the 'species life' of CAB coupled with very selective stony foothill areas of habitat.

Hawksbill Turtle

Shore birds and crabs prey on the baby turtles as they are blinded by man made lights when they come to the shore.

Olive Ridley Turtle

Synchronized nesting in mass number at a particular location and time push them towords endimism of the species.

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Endangered Plants

Banyan

Due to various superstitious beliefs, Banyan trees are cut down if it grows in house premises and surroundings.

Chatim

The tree is rumoured to be haunted as the long and soft branches of this tree falls down with the slightest blow of wind

Khejri

Gahen insect is the major reason behind the disappearance of Khejri trees also known as desert gold in Rajasthan.

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Eco-tourism

Northern India
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The Northern part of India offers wide scope to the eco-tourists as it ranges from Dachigram Wildlife Sanctuary located in the trans - himalayan zones of Jammu and Kashmir to the enchanting Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttar Pradesh in its upper extremity. Click ahead to have a glance of the resources...

Eastern India
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The Eastern part of India also offers ample opportunity of eco-tourism as it offers the virgin forests of Arunachal Pradesh to the beautiful Orrisa coasts through the Gangetic plain by geographic zones and riverine grassland forest of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Click ahead to have a glance of the resources...

Western India
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As we know that India is a mega diversified country which offers variety of forest types and ranges among which the western part of India holds the unique dry decidious and thron forests and a diversity which covers a wide area from Rajasthan, Gujrat and some parts of Maharashtra.click ahead to have a glance of the resources...

Southern India
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An Unique Biotop and Biodiversity hotspot, The Southern part of India has already been considered mesmerizing. The most striking feature of southern ecology offers both the winward and leeward side of forest eco-system around the western ghat hills which comes up to the Central India. click ahead to have a glance of the resources...