Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Biodiversity

A rope bridge is helping conserve China’s rarest primate species

A critically-endangered gibbon species in China has been thrown a lifeline – literally.

Scientists have taken the world’s biggest photo ever, and it’s of a cauliflower

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Five hidden benefits of forests everyone should know

Only half of the world’s forests are still intact, a third being primary forests – natural woodlands composed of native species, not disturbed by human activity.

Project to conserve Gangetic river dolphins to launch in 15 days, says Prakash Javadekar

PM Modi had announced about 'Project Dolphin' on Independence Day. As per official figures, there are about 3,700 Gangetic river dolphins in the India river systems.

After Project Tiger and Project Elephant, India to have Project Dolphin, says PM Modi 

Project Dolphin will involve conservation of dolphins & aquatic habitat through use of modern technology. It will not just protect dolphins, but will also promote a healthy river ecosystem.

Interspecies social distancing — we need to give nature some space to save biodiversity

On International Day of Biodiversity 2020, we must recognize that biodiversity is the ‘toolbox’ that can provide us cures & solutions to crises like Covid-19.

International Day for Biological Diversity — we need to recognise our solutions are in nature

This year's celebration is all the more timely given the Covid-19 pandemic and the major environmental changes needed to heal.

Bird species today are dying out a hundred times faster than we thought

Based on Red List numbers, the expected lifespan of a species living today is only about 5,000 years — this is six times worse than the historical rate.

Extinction is normal but plants going extinct 350 times faster should alarm us

Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. More recently, 571 plant species were declared extinct.

33 years after nuclear explosion, Chernobyl has become a wildlife paradise

The biodiversity in the Chernobyl exclusion zone shows wildlife is more resistant to radiation than previously thought.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.