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China proposes construction of India-Nepal-China Economic Corridor through Himalayas

With this move, China seeks to expand its authority over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, which is widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

Recommended for : China , India-Nepal-China Economic Corridor , Himalayas , China-Nepal , Nepal-India , China-India , Doklam standoff , one belt one road

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2018

Endangered snow leopard population witnesses a rise

The wildlife wing of Himachal Pradesh's forest department has spotted a significant rise in the number of snow leopards in Chichim valley of Lahaul Spiti in the recent times.

Recommended for : Endangered Snow Leopard , Himalayas , Rise in Snow Leopard Population , Lahaul Spiti , Habitat Loss , Climate Change

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2018

NGT declares Amarnath Cave shrine a 'Silent Zone'

In order to protect the eco-sensitive Amarnath cave shrine, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared it a "silence zone" and prohibited religious offerings like chanting of hymns, and ringing bells beyond the entry point. The Amarnath cave temple is situated in the Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Recommended for : NGT , National Green Tribunal , Amarnath Yatra , Amarnath Temple , Amarnath cave , Silent Zone , Rashtriya Harit Pradhikaran

Publish Date : Dec 14, 2017

Shoot-at-sight order issued in Corbett Tiger Reserve to curb poaching

As per the tiger census data released in 2015, Uttarakhand with 340 tigers has the second highest tiger population in the country after Karnataka.

Recommended for : Cobett tiger reserve , Jim Corbett national park , Tiger poaching , Uttarakhand , Himalayas

Publish Date : Feb 23, 2017

BNHS launches climate change programme in Central Himalayas

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has launched climate change study, mainly focussing on the conservation of the globally threatened group of birds- finches and pheasants.

Recommended for : Bombay Natural History Society , Climate Change , Oracle , The International Union for Conservation of Nature , Globally Threatened Bird Species

Publish Date : Jan 31, 2017

New species of Pika discovered in the Sikkim Himalayas

The Findings were published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution as a paper titled Genetics, morphology and ecology reveal a cryptic Pika lineage in the Sikkim Himalaya on 15 September 2016.

Recommended for : New species , Pika , discovered , Sikkim Himalayas , Ochotona sikimaria

Publish Date : Oct 3, 2016

Naropa Festival: Devotees visit Indian Himalayas to celebrate Buddhist festival

A 60-foot-tall silk embroidery brocade of Buddha Amitabha was unfurled on 19 September 2016. The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, unfurled the brocade amidst chanting of prayers.

Recommended for : Naropa Festival , Buddhism , Saint Naropa , Hemis Monastry , Ladakh

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2016

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

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.

Recommended for : Zoological Survey of India , ZSI , Himalayas , impact of climate change , Animal world ,

Publish Date : Jun 30, 2016

Brown Bears sighted for the first time in Kargil after 1999 War

The eight beers comprised of three adult females and five grown-up cubs and were seen in Drass area of Ladakh with mountain ranges of 16000 to 21000 feet.

Recommended for : Kargil , Brown Bears , Himalayas , Drass Sector

Publish Date : May 18, 2016

WWF Report Hidden Himalayas: Asia’s Wonderland released

The report maps out scores of new species which were found in the region includes 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal.

Recommended for : World Wide Fund , WWF , World Habitat Day , Hidden Himalayas , Asia’s Wonderland report , Eastern Himalayan region , new species discovered , invertebrates

Publish Date : Oct 7, 2015

India home to 48 of the 250 known species of bumblebees: Indian Bumblebees

They are crucial for the very sustenance of vegetation in high-altitude regions of Himalayas because they are the only pollinators which can live in that adverse climate.

Recommended for : Indian Bumblebees , Pollinators in Himalayan region

Publish Date : May 4, 2015

The first-ever photograph of vulnerable Chestnut-breasted Partridge clicked

As per estimates of the IUCN, about 2500 Chestnut-breasted Partridges live in Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan and Lower Tibet along the Himalayas.

Recommended for : Chestnut-breasted Partridge , Arborophila mandellii , Gururaj Moorching , International Union for Conservation of Nature

Publish Date : Apr 7, 2015

IAF mountaineering team explored unclimbed peak of Mt Gorichen in Arunachal Pradesh

IAF mountaineering expedition team explored an unclimbed peak of Mt Gorichen of Arunachal Pradesh at a height 5887 meters.

Recommended for : Indian Air Force , IAF , D Panda , Mt Gorichen , Arunachal Pradesh , Eastern Himalayas

Publish Date : Jun 3, 2014

New species of snake Himalayanus discovered in Himalayas

A new species of brownish pit viper (snake) named Himalayanus was discovered by the Chinese scientists.

Recommended for : Himalayanus , pit viper , Protobothrops , Himalayas

Publish Date : May 8, 2014

Union Ministry of Tourism Launched -777 Days of Incredible Indian Himalayas-Campaign

The Union Ministry of Tourism on 27 September 2013 launched a campaign to promote virgin peaks of Himalayas and make India a favoured tourist destination.

Recommended for : 777 days of Incredible Indian Himalayas

Publish Date : Sep 27, 2013

Survival of Asian Birds Threatened From Climate Change: Study

According to the research conducted by the Durham University and BirdLife International, change in the climate is a threat to various Asian bird species.

Recommended for : bird species , Himalayas , Important Bird Areas

Publish Date : Feb 8, 2013

Study found Himalayan Glaciers defying Global Melting Trend

Environment and Ecology Current Affairs 2012. A new study revealed that contrary to the global trend of melting glaciers a few glaciers in the Himalayas mountain range have gained a small amount of mass

Recommended for : Himalayan Glaciers , Himalayan Mountain Range , Karakoram , Current Affairs April 2012

Publish Date : Apr 16, 2012
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