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Jan 25 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
Tamilnadu Government declares India's first #Dugong Conservation Reserve at Gulf of Mannar & Palk Bay. Conserving dugongs means conserving it's habitat. Seagrass meadows is an important habitat in focus here.
This thread is all about Seagrasses
Seagrasses are marine flowering plants, found on all continents except Antarctica. They have roots, stems, leaves, flowers &fruits, similar to land flowering plants (angiosperms) 2/n
July29 - #InternationalTigerDay - to raise awareness about the dwindling number of Tigers & to encourage tiger conservation. It was created in 2010 at Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia.
What is this 'Tiger Summit'? Read 👇
In 2010, it came to light that d tiger numbers was an all time low. So the Tiger Range countries gathered at Russia and committed to an ambitious goal of Tx2 i.e to double the wild tigers population by 2022.
What are these Tiger Range Countries??
Oct 12, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
This is a thread on #BlueFlag certification to the Beaches.
The Blueflag certification was given to 8 beaches in India by the international jury of IUCN, UNWTO, UNEP etc. International eco-label "Blue flag” is accorded by The Foundation of Environment Education, FEE Denmark.
‘BLUE FLAG” was accorded to
Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka),
Radhanagar (A&N Islands)
Aug 12, 2020 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
List out the names that refer #Elephant in your language.
Keep scrolling the thread to read the long list of names that refers to Elephant in Thamizh தமிழ்
#Elephant is our national heritage animal. They are represented as drawings, sculptures, paintings and in many other forms. They are closely related to our culture, art, religions & traditions. Have added some of my sketches themed on the unique features of Elephant. Add yours.
The matriarch culture found in the #elephants makes them even better than the most civilised human race.
Jul 16, 2020 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
This World Snakes Day, try to know the popular myths about Snakes and the actual facts behind. All we need to know is, Snakes are crucial part of our ecosystem and we should conserve them. Read Thread!
Myth 1: Snakes Drink Milk
Just like any other animal, they drink water to keep them hydrated. When snakes are kept starved for days and offered milk, they do drink to keep them hydrated. They are cold-blooded reptiles. Forcing them to drink milk could sometimes kill them.
Jun 15, 2020 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
This thread is all about controlling #soilerosion in an Eco-way. Combined with water retention structures - it will also aid #Waterconservation. Erosion Control and water harvesting/storage are closely coupled wrt Watershed Management as well. Read! 👇
Most of us know there are different stages of soil erosion 1. Splash 2. Sheet erosion 3. Rill 4. Gully
Gullies create wastelands. So it's very important to control Soil erosion at the initial stage. There are several ways - Vegetative means and through engineering structures.
'Desert Locust' is the new fear to most of us, especially the farmers. We hear that Rajasthan,Gujarat, UP & MP sees them in large numbers.
Read this Thread to know about these monstrous feeders and prolific deadly breeders!
A desert locust are a migratory type of grasshoppers. They can live about three months. The lifecycle has three stages - egg, hopper/ nymph, adult. Eggs laid by adults hatch in two weeks. The hoppers shed their skins, each time when they grow in size. VC Latitude Adventures
May 25, 2020 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
Here is something that you need to know about a particular water harvesting structure. Until I joined Forest Department, I did not hear about Percolation Ponds. Many wouldn't be familiar this term too.
Read this Thread - from my experience I have listed out some important points!
Few pics from the percolation ponds(pp) tht were created at Vandalur forests within the zoo premises. These pp's are regularly maintained by desiltation and bank strengthening. The results of the last year maintenance has given good results. Water is available in few pp even now.
May 9, 2020 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
Thread on popular Migratory birds that visit India. May 9 - #WorldMigratoryBirdDay don't miss to read this.
#SiberianCrane migrate during winter to India from Russia and Siberia. They are omnivorous & are critically endangered species of migratory birds. Known to visit Bharatpur until 2002
Unique behavioural gesture of display via @nijhuism
Apr 26, 2020 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Must read for CSE aspirants
1. Don't read books for d sake of exam. Enjoy d phase. Tell yourself that u are reading it to gain more knowledge. That way u will start to question more& gain a better understanding. If you have a doubt, don't proceed without getting it cleared. 1+
2. In that phase of reading books, don't get lost. You are not here to thesis work. To know where to stop and what to read - I recommend - Go through the previous year Questions. You will get to know what's is asked and how deep are the questions. 2+
Apr 6, 2020 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
First Tiger to contract COVID at Bronx Zoo US - this news is now wide spread. Many have tagged me to this news and are asking about PET Animals.
Kindly do not jump into any conclusion.
Do not abandon Pets or have any disturbing thought about it.
Read this Thread! 👇
COVID19 is a zoonotic disease that means the virus is said to have its source from animals. It is said (not proved though) Bats were d source and there should be an intermediate animals which transmitted id virus to human. The virus can get easily mutated as per its host.
Mar 31, 2020 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
All about #WetMarket - Things you should know! Thread!
We are familiar with the term 'Market' which has been a place of prime trade, since the days of Barter System. Broadly categorised as Dry & Wet based on the products - Fabrics, Electronics & those dry come under former. 1+
Wet Markets are places where seafood, meat, live animals are sold/butchered.
These are there around the world.
Are these places a source of deadly virus and bacteria?
Not necessarily. As long as these markets sell only fresh products like seafood, meat, poultry prdts.. 2+
Mar 28, 2020 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
This is thread on BATs!
Would rather say it is really important to know abt Bats in today's context.
Most of us may not like this animal, for many reasons. Keeping aside those dislikes, read about the only flying mammal BAT. (some other mammals glide, don't fly) 1+
Bats are quite fascinating, as they are the only TRUE flying Mammals. It is said there are abt 1300 species in it. Next to rodents, they account to 20% of all mammal species in d world. Mostly nocturnal, they prefer to stay in large groups. 2+
Mar 27, 2020 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
This is a PANGOLIN thread!
Pangolin is most popular these days for 2 reasons, 1- most trafficked animal, 2- said to be d source for many virus
The world has 8 different pangolins- 4 species in Asia& 4 in Africa. They are ant eating mammals with wide scales. Look at d tongue! 1+
Wondering why they have long tongues?
They have small heads, long snouts and even longer tongues for slurping up ants from inside ant nests. Their tongue is longer than d body.
A single pangolin can eat upto 20000 ants/termites a day. That’s about 73 million ants a year! 2+
Mar 21, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Today is #InternationalDayofForests - Forest, #biodiversity, community - must read success story
Hornbills& Pakke forests -is a beautiful topic - thread to understand the species recovery. The video shows d diversity of just one species in this forest alone. Credits in last tweet
Hornbills are called Farmers of the forests, as they are fruigivorous (eats fruit mostly). This video shows the intimate bonding between the pair and their care in raising young ones. A must watch video to take lessons on couple goals and parenting. 2+
Mar 7, 2020 • 6 tweets • 5 min read
The lake that was rejuvenated 3 months back is now hosting 2000+ birds of 20+ species. Can there be anything else that makes our job more satisfying!
To our surprise d water level s pretty good. This is a big transformation from 'no-life' to 'chirping with lives' @VandalurZoo 1/n
The various stages of the lake spanning a year would speak volumes. 2+
Feb 18, 2020 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
Thread you will love to read -Lots of News on Migratory Species is around as #CMSCOP13 is live at Gandhinagar. Sitting through d various sessions, I felt that one major conservation success story of our country should reach all corners&people, that is Nagaland's Amur Falcon! 1/n
Nagaland is called as Falcon Capital of the World. Millions of Amur Falcon visit the state to roost while travelling from East Asia to South Africa during the winters. Season starts from Sept/October. 2/n
Jan 4, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
California, Amazon, Siberia, Australia & Jakarta is not just a news as many take it.#ClimateEmergency is here, right here!
When 50000000 animals are said to be charred, this fire is said to have created its own weather system now. #disaster
The smoke fumes from d bushfires of Australia creates 'pyrocumulonimbus' clouds which inturn brings heavy downpour with thunderstorms and heavy lightning that's fuelling more fires. There are chances of fire tornado as well. It is said the fire flames are upto 20ft. 2/n
Dec 15, 2019 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
This thread is about Seagrass, an important habitat for Dugongs (aspirants don't miss to read)
Seagrasses are marine flowering plants, found on all continents except Antarctica. They have roots, stems, leaves, flowers &fruits, similar to land flowering plants (angiosperms) 1/n
Seagrasses are found along the coast, in clear, shallow waters that allow light for photosynthesis, to penetrate. Some species occupy the intertidal zone, the area between the highest tide line and lowest tide line,from which the sea retreats at low tide to expose the seabed 2/n