Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a freshwater organism that might help in fighting the chytrid fungus, which is a principal cause for the worldwide amphibian decline. A freshwater species of zooplankton, called Daphnia magna, could provide a tool for biological control of the deadly fungus whose impact, one researcher has called “the most spectacular loss of vertebrate biodiversity due to disease in recorded history.” Leer más.
Nagaland is bestowed with immensely rich bio-diversity. Though there has been concern over preserving the state’s prized flora and fauna due to uncontrolled deforestation, unviable cultivation methods and wanton annihilation of rare plants and animal breeds, the state is still home to numerous rare species and plants that have found shelter and rest on the laps of nature with vast tract of forest land. Leer más.
Marked as under Least Concern by the IUCN, the saltwater crocodile can be found from Japan to Northern Australia, and throughout the coast of Southeast Asia. They are the biggest of all the living reptiles. Saltwater crocodiles are not picky eaters, but are not mindless killers, as they can live off a small amount of food for a very long time. Leer más.
Dubbed the Comeback Queen, she is the star of the world’s longest-running turtle study program, having laid eggs at the Mon Repos turtle rookery near Bundaberg since the 1970s. Leer más.