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Large charismatic birds with disproportionately large beaks and distinctive calls, #hornbills are the #farmers of our #forests. Today’s #WildAboutFacts series focuses on these feathered foresters.

Join us & share your hornbill images!

Rufous-necked Hornbills
📷Sarbajit Ghosh
#WildAboutFacts

There are 62 #hornbill species in the world, with 32 in #Asia and 30 in #Africa.

#India is home to 9 of them including the #GreatHornbill, the #MalabarPiedHornbill and the #RufousNeckedHornbill.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
📷 @samyak15
#WildAboutFacts

Several #hornbill species have a distinct #casque on their upper mandible. #GreatHornbills have a prominent #yellow and #black casque.

📷 Keya Das
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Welcome back to another episode of the #WildAboutFacts series. Today, we are taking over your feed with pictures and #trivia of one of the most alluring creatures from the #wild, the #RedPanda.

Join us, share your #photographs of the #Firefox of the #Himalayas.

📷Sourav Mondal
#WildAboutFacts

Its distinctive fur has earned this species monikers such as #Firefox, Firecat, or Fire-coloured Cat. Arguably, the #RedPanda is the only true #Panda, as the #GiantPanda, which is believed to be closely related, belongs to the #bear family.

📷Senthil Murugan
#WildAboutFacts

Around half of the #RedPanda’s natural habitat lies in the Eastern #Himalayas#Nepal, #Sikkim, northern #WestBengal, #Bhutan, and #ArunachalPradesh.

Its remaining home is in northern #Myanmar and a few provinces of central #China.

📷Ramshesha N
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New in Global Ecology & Conservation: "Climate change is likely to force the white furred Himalayan langurs (Semnopithecus schistaceus) out of protected forest areas in the western Himalayas in India and Nepal, to forests that are outside those areas, in the next three decades"
This is what the #ClimateCrisis looks like in the #Himalayas right now.

"The swarms of locusts that entered Nepal on June 27 from India have spread to 52 districts of the country ... 27 districts ... have suffered significant crop damage"

nepalisansar.com/government/loc… Image
This is what the #ClimateCrisis looks like in the #Himalayas right now.

"Heavy rain and landslides have killed at least 12 people in #Nepal and 19 others are missing"

ndtv.com/india-news/nep…
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🇮🇳 #India's government has remained silent about the potential fallout from clashes with #China's 🇨🇳 army in a disputed border area in the high #Himalayas

The most violent confrontation in decades between the two countries claimed 20 soldiers' lives, according to the Indian army
The border between #India 🇮🇳 and #China 🇨🇳 where the recent clashes took place, is known as the 'Line of Actual Control'

It was established following a war between the two countries in 1962 that resulted in an uneasy truce

France 24's @MandakiniGahlot tells us more ⤵️
#India 🇮🇳 said no shots were fired during the clash, but #China 🇨🇳 has accused Indian forces of carrying out “provocative attacks” on its troops

Experts say the countries are unlikely to head into a war, but that easing tensions will be difficult

More ⤵️f24.my/6afP.t
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"Prelim. reports..indicated..the [#Indian] soldiers had not been shot, but had been killed in a brawl involving rocks & wooden clubs that was similar to fights that broke out last month along the border & seriously injured several soldiers on both sides."

nytimes.com/2020/06/16/wor…
"A senior #Indian #Army officer said that >20 Indian #soldiers had also been #captured & many might still be in #Chinese custody.

nytimes.com/2020/06/16/wor…

India seemed caught off guard by the new burst of violence, which the 2 sides blamed on each other."

#Ladakh
#GalwanValley
"The spark for the recent tensions seemed to have been a road to a remote #AirForce #base that the #Indian #Army is building through mountain passes in the #GalwanValley >14,000 feet above sea level"
nytimes.com/2020/06/16/wor…

#India
#China
#border
#tension
#incident
#clash
#Ladakh
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/11/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/dai…

China Could Force Donald Trump And The Fed To Destroy The U.S. Banking System

forbes.com/sites/billybam…

#china #digital #banking #trump
Stephanie Kelton: MMT Simply Describes Monetary Reality In The US – Heisenberg Report

heisenbergreport.com/2020/06/09/ste…

#MMT
Erosion of the Himalayas governed by tectonic movements, limiting climate change impacts on landscape formation

phys.org/news/2020-06-e…

#landscape #Himalayas #ClimateChange #erosion
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24 ജൂലൈ 2016. എനിക്ക് പോണം, ഹിമവാനെ ഒന്നു കൂടി കാണണം. തനിച്ചായതാണ്, ആഗ്രഹിച്ചതല്ല. ബുള്ളറ്റിൽ, 42 ദിനങ്ങൾ,
13696 കി.മി. വലത്തേയറ്റത്തൂടെ വടക്ക് കിഴക്കും വടക്കും പോയ് ഇന്ത്യ കണ്ടു വന്നു.
#MountainDays #MotorCycleDiaries #Himalayas
ഓരോ യാത്രയും തുടങ്ങുന്നത് നാട്ടിലെ
ഓലയിൽകാവ് ശാസ്താവിനെ ചെന്ന് കണ്ടിട്ടാണ്, തിരികെയെത്തിക്കണം, അമ്മയുണ്ട്. ഈ മഹാ പ്രപഞ്ചത്തിൽ മനുഷ്യാ നീയെത്ര
ചെറുതാണ് എന്ന് ഓരോ യാത്രയും
ഓര്മപെടുത്തും.
ഉയിര് പിടയുന്ന കാഴ്ചകൾ, നിരാശ, വെറുപ്പ്,
വിശപ്പ്, ദാഹം, കാമം, നിർവൃതി, പ്രണയം,
അങ്ങിനെയെന്തെല്ലാം! ഇനിയൊരിക്കലും
കാണാനിടയില്ലാത്ത ഒരു പിടി മനുഷ്യരുടെ
സ്നേഹം, കരുണ, കരുതൽ, നൂറു പുഞ്ചിരികൾ!
എന്ത് ജാതി? എന്ത് മതം? എന്ത് മനുഷ്യരാണ്❤️
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(1/7) A @ncaor_goa study: Glacier research is so treacherous at the “3rd Pole-the largest mass of ice & glaciers outside the #polar region”. Scientists in the Indian Himalayas [6Kft -17Kft] live on low oxygen, zip lines & paths blocked by giant boulder. bit.ly/3dfgsGC Image
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1/3 of the glaciers of the Hindu Kush #Himalayas [2175 mile long] are in danger. “We haven’t even scratched the surface in understanding how fast the glaciers are melting & what happens next” says Sharma, a glaciologist with @ncaor_goa bit.ly/3dfgsGC Image
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The mass balance of six glaciers of the many in the Hindu Kush #Himalayas range has alarmingly squeezed in the last decade to 86.9 sq. miles in 2019 from 115.8 sq. miles in 2009 & there are thousands like these.
#GlobalWarming @ncaor_goa
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Long ago, when I was barely nineteen, I set out to wander in the Himalayas. My mind was filled with images of snow clad mountains, which I thought, would start from Haridwar.

1/8

#SriMSpeaks
I was disappointed. No snowy peaks. In summer, the Shivaliks were dry and grey, a contrast from the lush green Kerala I was coming from. The only redeeming factor was the cool waters of the sacred Ganga.

2/8
I was not interested in the Ashrams teeming with chaar dham pilgrims and foreign tourists with cameras. Charas and bhang were freely available.

3/8
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#Nepal is located in the southern foot of the #Himalayas. Eight of the world's 10 highest peaks over 8000 meters are in Nepal. It has the best hiking trails in the world and is known as a 'paradise for hikers'. This thread will show 4 classic #hikingroutes in Nepal.
1. #Boone Mountain Small Circle Line: This line is basically the entry-level version of the Nepal hiking line. As long as you are healthy, normal people can easily walk through it.
The characteristic of this route is that the mountain loop can be completed in the shortest time, and the #Annapurna mountains can be easily viewed from a distance.
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@DrDenaGrayson @VP @jaketapper In the U.S. at least, air pollution is down since 1992 for every single pollutant the EPA measures. And our CO2 emissions are down since the mid-1990s, yet #ClimateCatastrophists claim NONE of that improvement has slowed global, or U.S. #ClimateChange.
epa.gov/clean-air-act-…
@DrDenaGrayson @VP @jaketapper For more than forty-five years the Clean Air Act has cut pollution as the U.S. economy has grown.
Carbon dioxide is not pollution. It’s colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
epa.gov/clean-air-act-… #ClimateAlarmism #ClimateChange
@DrDenaGrayson @VP @jaketapper Watch the animated version & see how average global temperatures continually vary and move around erratically with no relationship or response to any nation’s #GlobalWarming prevention policies or actions.
#GlobalWarmingism #ClimateAlarmism #AlGore
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This post set us thinking.
#kumbh2019 #प्रयागकुंभ #Prayagraj is much more than these.
Made famous as 'siberian birds' - these are actually named Palla's Gull. They are NOT from Siberia @PrayagrajKumbh @uptourismgov @incredibleindia.
Now we are starting a new series - #kumbhbirds
This is one of the rarest birds of North India and it is a very splendid sight to see. This is found only near river banks.
Spotted at #Kumbh2019 #KumbhMela2019 #kumbhbirds
@ornithology @upecotourism @BirdWatchingMag @BirdWatchDaily @uptourismgov @PrayagrajKumbh @incredibleindia
Found mainly in the jungles some of these are often found near cities and often unnoticed by people. They are also called 'seven sisters' as they are often found in groups of seven.
#kumbh2019 #kumbhbirds
@shantanug @UPGovt @kumbhMelaPolUP @upecotourism
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