[Protected Areas in News] Eravikulam National Park Landslides

Context Recently, landslides have been reported at the Nayamakkad tea estate at Pettimudy which is located about 30 km from Munnar, adjacent to the Eravikulam National Park (ENP), Kerala. Back to…

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Protected Areas in News: Rajaji National Park

Context Recently, a clash took place between Van Gujjars and the Uttarakhand forest officials in the Rajaji National Park. Back to Basics About Van Gujjars: forest-dwelling nomadic communities in the country.…

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Protected Areas in News: Shivalik Forest to be Declared as Tiger Reserve

Context Recently, the proposal to declare Shivalik forest in western Uttar Pradesh as a tiger reserve is gaining support among officials, experts and wildlife enthusiasts. Key Details The Uttarakhand government’s…

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Protected Areas in News: Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Narcondam, India's easternmost Island, is a small volcanicisland located in the northern Andaman Sea. It was classified as a dormant volcanoby the Geological Survey of India. Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary is notified as a…

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Protected Areas in News: Tillari Conservation Reserve

Context The Maharashtra government declared the Tillari forest area in the Dodamarg and Sawantwadi range in coastal Sindhudurg district as a conservation reserve area. Back to Basics Maharashtra has 62…

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Species in News: Ophiocordyceps Nutans Fungi

Context Recently, researchers have found Ophiocordyceps nutans (fungi) for the first time in central India, while setting out on a plant survey at the Kanger Valley National Park in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. Earlier, these have been reported…

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Protected Areas in News: Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

Context Recently, the Assam government has decided to upgrade Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a National Park. Back to Basics: Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary located within thelarger Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, which spreads across the…

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Protected Areas in News: Melghat Tiger Reserve

Context Recently, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra has requested the Union government for considering an alternative alignment for the Akola-Khandwa rail line that passes through the Melghat Tiger Reserve. Back…

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