Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

The Blue Posy is sighted! It was last sighted in Sikkim in 1934. The rediscovery of a butterfly after 83 years in the country in Arunachal Pradesh has gladdened butterfly lovers all over. A group of three persons working with the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has spotted the blue posy ( Drupadia scaeva cyara) […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Patna: As part of the Celebration of the Spring season, Tarumitra students inducted a fairy tree house on a Kamroop (Fig)tree (Ficus Microcarpa) in their Bio-reserve in Digha (March 1). Tiny tots from Notre Dame Montessori and high-schoolers from S.R Vidyapeeth and Adarsh Bal Vidyalaya along with their teachers climbed up the tree house built […]

Rats! Paris closes five city parks!

Rats! Paris closes five city parks!

Does Paris require the services of a Pied piper? Rats! They’re overrunning parks and disturbing the peace of lovers’ lanes! Paris city hall is temporarily closing the French capital’s parks as part of a drive to reduce the rat population. Five parks have already been closed and the public will also be barred from the […]

Red Ants threaten Aussies!

What’s Australia to be afraid of? Red Ants, according to a new report. Red fire ants could wreak more damage in Australia than feral rabbits, cane toads and foxes combined, experts have warned in a new report. Originally from South America, the red imported fire ant is feared for its burning and potentially lethal sting. […]

Pollution is a Cultural Problem

Pollution is a Cultural Problem

There is a very fine line between tradition and culture. If tradition is the flower then culture is its fragrance. Our tradition conveys ‘what we are’, and culture shows ‘what we have’. Problems occurs when tradition and culture do not complement each other. Pollution is  one of these problems. Our tradition springs from the worship […]