Urumin has been found to be effective against influenza strains that have developed resistance to commonly used drugs.
The distinct endemic genera of birds challenges a widely held belief that India’s avifauna were merely species within broad genera found outside India.
With widespread disapproval against diverting the Yettinahole from the public, scientists, environmentalists and local political representatives, why are policymakers pushing ahead?
Zeroing in on the genesis of the Kyasanur forest disease was, at one point, called “possibly the most dramatic epidemiological detective story of our time.” This is that story.
Although small dams are considered sources of ‘clean energy’, studies show that the environment suffers as much damage from these dams as it does from larger ones.
Safeguarding the Karvi and its natural habitats can support the livelihoods of forest-dwelling communities as well as help secure the biodiversity of the Western Ghats.
Both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu view the river as a mechanistic producer of water, not as a dynamic life-giving system that is responsive to local and global triggers of use and abuse.
One of the dozen megabiodiverse countries of the world, India has an impressive 1,263 species of birds – 12% of the number of species worldwide.
Studies show that a combination of factors has weakened the Indian monsoon. If deforestation continues at the current rate, matters will get much worse.
In her years of research in the wild, Jis Sebastian has encountered various forms of resistance as a woman alone in the field.
“If you ask me, I’d say watch out for women over 40, they really get haughty, not naughty. I think society and regulations write them off. Nobody wants to invest in old people.”
Studying the behaviour of these frogs provides invaluable information about how frog species evolved to adapt to surroundings in the past, and where they might be headed to in the future.
An extract from the journal of an organic farmer in the Western Ghats, tracing the erratic shift in weather patterns in 2015, its impact on the ground, and the unnerving implications for the future.
Government and non-government organisations have to come together in sensitising tribal people about the importance of amphibian conservation.
A depletion in the population and diversity of bats — which save farmers in the US about $23 billion dollars a year by eating crop pests – will have a harmful effect on agricultural production in India
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