International Day of Forests Webinar: Conservation Importance of Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is an enchanting vista with steep mountains, undulating hills and valleys spreading over Thodupuzha and Peermedu taluks of Idukki district in Kerala. It lies along the Idukki dam reservoir and is isolated from the main tract of high range forests. The sanctuary is home to many [...]

Webinar: Snake rescue scientific methods and current practices

Snakes may be venomous or non-venomous. The venomous snakes use the venom to catch and digest their prey as well as to protect themselves from predators. The fear of these venomous snakes leads to the immediate removal of snakes from human habitations even before they are identified as [...]

Naregamia alata

Scientific Name: Naregamia alataEnglish Name: Goanese ipecac, goanese ipecacuanhMalayalam Name: Nilanarakam(നിലനാരകം)Location of the plant: EravimangalamConservation status: EndangeredGeneral features: Woody undershrub with shiny leaves. Leaves are alternate which are divided into three leaflets with winged petioles. The flower is bisexual with 5 white petals. It has a long capitate stigma and the [...]

Rhynchoglossum notonianum

Scientific name: Rhynchoglossum notonianumFamily: GesneriaceaeEnglish name: Desert Rose, Impala lilyLocation: Native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara (from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan), and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia.Conservation status: critically endangeredGeneral Features:It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent shrub (which can also lose its [...]

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