John Mcphee described the Himalayas as the “crowning achievement of the Indo-Australian plate” in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ‘Annals of the Former World’.
The biodiverse vistas of the Himalayas are home to several exotic species such as the Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, and about 10 percent of the world’s known plant species—to name a few of its gems. One can easily notice a transition from tropical to temperate to coniferous vegetation and grasslands in the landscape with an increase in altitude. And nestled in the remote parts of the northern Himalayas are four significant Hindu pilgrimage centers, considered to be the ultimate pilgrimage for a devotee: The Char Dhams—Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. [caption id="attachment_17595" align="alignnone" width="965"] Aerial View of Char Dham. Source: Google Earth Pro In 2016[/caption] The Government of India inaugurated a 900 km long, 2 lane (12 metre wide) highway project called the ‘Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana’ (Char Dham Highway Development Project), with the motive of boosting religious tourism in the Char Dhams.
Thousands have protested, and environmentalists have expressed grave concerns, as the area affected by the oil spill from the Japanese vessel, MV Wakashio continues to decline.
Zambia’s wildlife is incredible, diverse, and under threat. Consumption of bush meat and trafficking in wildlife products are reaching an all-time high.
The ship that struck a reef in Mauritius, on July 25th, leaking tons of oil into nearby protected areas, has split apart, with its remaining fuel now spreading into the island’s turquoise waters.
India’s Environment Ministry proposes major changes to the country’s Environment Impact Assessment during a pandemic—majorly skewed towards development, it receives massive public outcry.
“This is likely one of the most terrible ecological crises ever seen on the small island country,” Greenpeace Africa said in a statement Friday.
This past week Trump signed into law a stimulus package for park maintenance and conservation efforts.
Chameleons are such wonderful creatures, subtle and slow but bright coloured and quick to camouflage, but they will soon cease to exist due to a lack of awareness about their true nature.