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  • Saving 2 tigers gives more value than Mangalyaan!

    Source: / 19-Jul-2017

    In a one-of-its-kind analysis, an Indo-Australian team of scientists has published a paper titled 'Making the hidden visible: Economic valuation of tiger reserves in India' in the journal Ecosystem Services. It says saving two tigers yields a capital benefit of about Rs 520 crore; in comparison ISRO's maiden mission to mars Mangalyaan cost the country Rs 450 crore. According to the last estimate, India is home to 2,226 adult tigers which would mean a capital benefit of about Rs 5.7 lakh crore -- almost equivalent to a third of the total currency that was demonetised by the government! Read More: 

  • Earth's sixth mass extinction event already under way, scientists warn

    Source:The Gurdian / 10-Jul-2017

    A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is already well underway and is more severe than previously feared, according to new research. Scientists analyzed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilization, although there remains a short window of time in which to act.


  • G20 Summit resolves to curb Marine Litter; Versova beach clean up going strong

    Source:The Times of India / 10-Jul-2017

    In a decision, momentous for the environment, the G20 Summit in Germany passed a resolution to reduce marine litter on Saturday. The Summit, in which India is a partner too, launched two new initiatives for resource efficiency and marine litter.



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