Climate change impact on animals in Himalayas to be recorded by ZSI

Jun 30, 2016 10:00 IST

ZSIZoological Survey of India (ZSI) on 29 June 2016 started five long-term monitoring plots in the Himalayas to document the impact of climate change on animal world. The project is funded by the Union Ministry for environment, forest and climate change.

Under the project, ZSI will monitor indicators in species like fish, butterflies, bees and other insects to find how their distribution has been affected by climate change.

Project Execution

• The collected data on the distribution of species will be compared with the old records that are available with ZSI. 

• This comparison will allow the team of ZSI to depict the impact of climate change in their survival.

The Project

• The project will run for three years in West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

• More than two crore rupees have been earmarked for the project.

• In 2015, 262 new animal species were discovered from India out of which 70 have been credited to ZSI scientists.

• As on 31December 2015, India is home to 94515 species from the animal Kingdom.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Is this article important for exams ? Yes2 People Agreed

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK