EMPIRE OF ANTS

Of the 800 species in India, Bengaluru has more than 125 species with Lalbagh accounting for nearly 60 There are 11,931 species of ants the world over, varying in size from 40 mm to 1 mm. About 25 per cent of the total insect biomass of this world is made up of ants Ants are […]

WHY IS THE CHEETAH EXTINCT IN INDIA?

Details: At the recent meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14), a researcher from the Indian delegation pronounced desertification as the primary cause of the extinction of the cheetah (and also the still-extant great Indian bustard) in India. Two idiosyncratic traits of the animal undeniably […]

SHAHEEN FALCON SPOTTED IN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Why in news? It was the first reported sighting of the fastest bird in the world in the capital city Also Known as Indian Peregrine Falcon, it is the fastest bird in the world Peregrine falcons are usually found along mountain ranges and river valleys, but it is not unusual to find them in cities, […]