Date: 2017-03-15 04:39
The musk deer, which haunts the lower Himalayas, was wildly hunted for its musk gland, which is widely used in the perfume industry. The 'barasingha' with its magnificent antlers can now be seen only in the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
India's 59 national parks and 759 sanctuaries, which occupy an insignificant 9 percent of the country's geographical area, have proved insufficient to protect the country's wildlife. The animals have been driven away from their natural habitats and are being ruthlessly poached. The so-called 'sheltered sanctuaries' too, have not been able to provide total security to these animals. There is constant conflict between the wildlife and the people.
Like forests, wildlife is also a national resource which not only helps in maintaining the ecological balance but is also beneficial from economic, recre­ ational and aesthetic points of view.
You can join NWF in protecting wildlife. Support wildlife through volunteering , being a citizen scientist or by becoming more aware of the many issues affecting wildlife. There are numerous opportunities for you to learn and be a part of the solution!
As winter descends on the Northern hemisphere, the costal waters surrounding Florida begin to cool. Warm waters that see temperatures in the low 85s for most of the year drop to the mid 65s and below. For the West Indian manatee, or manatee for short, sustained water temperatures of 65° F and below can be incompatible with life. Luckily Read more
Only hermits, wild animals, and, in the summer, nomads and their herds actually live high amongst them, but in the simplicity and quiet of our mountains, there is more peace of mind than in most cities of the world. Since the practice of Buddhism involves seeing phenomena as empty of inherent existence, it is helpful for a mediator to be able to look into the vast, empty space seen from a mountain - top.
National symbols of a country represent a host of objects that paint a unique identity about the country’s sensibilities. Representatives are chosen carefully and each depicts a certain virtue that is distinctive characteristic of the country. The rich heritage of India is a result of assimilation of cultural influences from its invaders through the generations. Ours is a multi-faceted culture and the various facets of our heritage require appropriate representation. A number of national symbols have been designated after careful deliberation. These national symbols play the following roles:
The farmer's plough and the poacher's gun are responsible for the extinction of several species. Take the snow leopard, for example. With its grey, soft coat and rosette-shaped black dots, it ruled over the Himalayas. This beautiful cat was targeted for its beautiful fur coat which now adorns several beautiful women. As of now, there are less than 855 snow leopards. Their numbers are decreasing rapidly.
Ecologists claim that the Indian wolf, the sloth bear and the Hoolock Gibbon are rapidly being depleted in number due to habitat loss!
Florida’s Atlantic Coast is currently a hotbed of activity for Sea turtle propagation. From early May to September, several species of Sea turtle seek out the coastline as a prime nesting location. During each season thousands of Loggerhead, Green Sea, and Leatherback turtles make their way to land by the light of the moon to lay their eggs in Read more