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Methods and Achievements of Nature Conservation

Methods and Achievements of Nature Conservation

Nature conservation is a way of safeguarding the main ares of natural biodiversity and keeping in mind that the measures would reduce the damage done to environment. These damages are mostly due to human activities and are of great importance to the whole world. the nature reserves that have been established have made it easier to safeguard the most important portions of water and land with the help of required programmes. There are around 150 nature reserves here and conservation within and outside these areas is mainly achieved by providing the right advice on use of land and by appropriate planning. The efficiency of these measures is totally dependent on the scientific information from research and surveys. This has brought about a need for total research which has resulted in understanding  [...]

The Watery Lifeline – Water Conservation

The Watery Lifeline – Water Conservation

H plus 2 plus O is H20. Wish it were that simple. It is not as simple as mixing 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen and voila we have water. No. This simple chemical formula is an intrigue for all of us who are a part of Planet Earth. Today water is the need of the hour and thus water conservation is a must. Let us get to know how we could save wastage of water. In our gardens we have the system of sprinklers. If we use it such that only the lawns are watered and the water does not splash on the outer boundaries it is a good water conservation tip. Besides it is better to do this in the early mornings or late evenings when the evaporation is less. Drip irrigation is a good way of saving water while watering big shrubs and huge trees. When we rinse the fruits and vegetables  [...]

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Every morning when we get ready for another day, there is one moment of our life that we do or say something that could be beneficial to the surroundings. Simple acts like watering a plant or removing the clutter helps to keep the surroundings and therefore the environment clean. Conservation is the need of the hour and nature conservation is a necessity today. Today the world is at a stage where plants and animals are getting extinct and we as human beings and being the more intelligent species should ensure that this is curbed. Endangered species is a group of organisms that stands a risk of getting extinct either because of its lessened numbers or because it is being threatened by parameters related to the environment. Thus the International Union for Conservation of Nature has actually  [...]

Marine Conservation at Kisite Mpunguti

Marine Conservation at Kisite Mpunguti

I have been involved with projects related to animal conservation throughout. Moniteering the coastline and the marine life was an amazing oppurtunity. Soon I found my way to assist for a marine conservation in Kenya and I knew for sure, this is what I was looking for. After speaking to several experts in the field, I headed to the headquarters which was located in Kisite- Mpunguti Marine Protected Area in Kenya. The place was picture perfect with coral reefs and mangrove forests. The project was to assist the local masses in the area and try to make them understand “how to use their beautiful natural sorrounds to financial gain without harming the local marine population, either by tourism or fishing”. The task was shared by some other volunteers who had come from different  [...]

Gauging Live Laboratory In Appalachian Trail

Gauging Live Laboratory In Appalachian Trail

An adventurous retreat for the adventure enthusiasts, the Appalachian Trail is a mind-boggling marvel that is surely proficient to win hearts of many. It is a comprehensive and wide-ranging spot which offers for diverse fun and frolic activities. So, backpack your stuff and come with me on the nature trail to explore some never seen before things and also to know various species up close and personally. Basically, the Appalachian Trail is a 2200 miles trek that passes through varied natural surroundings like undulating mountains, laurel pastoral lands and dense forests that stretches from Georgia to Maine. It is a wide array of scenic natural beauty and fun experience in the authentic natural characteristics. The authentic natural habitat shelters an all-embracing wildlife comprising of  [...]

Glimpse Of Inca Dove In Arid Locales

Glimpse Of Inca Dove In Arid Locales

Columbina Inca dove is little and long tailed dove with dark scaly pattern allover the body. It is a very beautiful bird and its flight is worth a watch, when it flies, it flaunts its rusty red wing feathers and white outer tail feathers. During its flight, it reflects reddish blaze and has other distinct features comprising of fish like pattern on the breast, head and over the black feathers. Basically, it is tiny and measures 7 to 9 inches. Columbina Inca has a distinctive lifespan of 2 to 3 years, and however it is limited up to arid and semi-arid regions because it cannot endure for long in cold habitats. Mostly, you can get its view in the urban regions between United States and Costa Rica. Also, mostly it is spotted in Washington County alongside St. George area. While it is fleeing,  [...]

Aspen: Grappling For Its Existence

Aspen: Grappling For Its Existence

Aspen, one of the most majestically snow-clad regions accumulates huge masses from allover the globe for it is popular as a skiing spot. Perpetually, draped in snow sheets has started facing threats from none another than the perilous global warming. Snow which is the main essence of winter sports and sprawls in this region 24 by 7 has started melting on a regular basis. This ghastly situation has begun to ring daunting alarms in the ears of ski-areas based businessman. After facing scanty of snow, the people involved in self-centered rut have initiated to adopt measures that can help them to combat this disastrous problem on many fronts. Further, there is another menace reporting dramatic snow-pack losses in future that will be triggered because of climate change. Also, global warming serves  [...]

Songster Robin Compelled To Opt For Night Shift

Songster Robin Compelled To Opt For Night Shift

Did you recently hear the chirps of robin? Let it be… do you remember the last time you conceived to robin’s voice? No… but are you familiar to the fact that the sweet chirping birds that customarily sang during the daytime, have opted to night shifts. This has not took place because of there whims and fancies, but this is the action that has been forced on them. Today even nature’s messengers are dominated by human actions. They have influenced robin to adopt a different lifestyle. The prime culprit to blame behind all this is human beings. The constant disturbing clash and clatter in the cities have been the major reason to disturb their routine and mutate them to a night owl. Also, scientists from University of Sheffield have reported the shocking news that robins have recently  [...]

Premature Butterflies Species

Premature Butterflies Species

Today, global warming is a hot burning issue and on everyone’s tongue tips; even the seasons have started speaking the language of global warming. Past an earlier spring followed the irregular course, leading way to summer two weeks earlier. Ultimately, this brought us to the verge of ill-effects of ecological system, hatching butterflies almost two months prior to their normal growth. The butterflies that produce colors and generate vividness and liveliness in the still garden are at the brim of extinction. Survey manager Richard Fox, based on Butterfly conservation shares that, “this year has blown everything away, we have had lots of species coming out two weeks earlier than last year, some a month or two months earlier. It’s really a dramatic situation.” There are diverse butterfly  [...]

Triggering Alarming Conditions In Antarctica

Triggering Alarming Conditions In Antarctica

Antarctica… purely authentic white chilled beauty, irreproachable facets… This southernmost stormy land changes its colors with its mood; it is a mesmerizing land that nurtures the wilderness with utmost care and affection, and above all it is isolated and excitingly dangerous… yet everyone earnestly desires to visit Antarctica once in a lifetime. But does any one realize how fragile Antarctic’s ecological system is? And there cravings yield to threatening repercussions that has to be faced by this immaculate land. People turn here to turn their dreams into reality which has led to a steep rise in the tourists’ figures peaking by 14% and numbers have crossed 37,000 over the last season. On the contrary, the menacing level has no chances of diving because it is anticipated that this  [...]

Are Winter Sports A Threat To Alpine Wildlife?

Are Winter Sports A Threat To Alpine Wildlife?

As the global warming factor is rapidly increasing day-by-day, people are still not taking concern for environmental protection? At least this is what seems today due to the present deteriorating conditions. The lower heights snow is melting swiftly and people in the chase to grab fun and adventure climb at higher escalations. This human tendency has pestered the environment and animals alike. Adventurous activities comprising of winter sports like Off-trail skiing, snowboarding, trekking, snow climbing are imposing major menace to the flora and fauna of the Alpine. These fun activities are paid off by the wildlife as it causes stress for the Alpine wildlife which is found by the scientists. “Royal Society's journal Proceedings B” also concludes by reporting that these sports underscore  [...]

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