Invasive species threatens wildlife habitats of Western Ghats:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Senna spectabilis is an invasive species found mostly in the forest areas of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR). The dearth of effective steps to arrest the rampant growth of these invasive plants is a matter of serious concern to the conservation of wildlife habitats of …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Barasingha (swamp deer or dolhorina (Assam)) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018 Barasingha (swamp deer or dolhorina (Assam)) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Barasingha (swamp deer or dolhorina (Assam))   Vulnerable (VU) – IUCN State animal of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Name — antlers carry more than three tines Habitat They prefer tall grasslands and open habitats. They found in swampland …