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Field director of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) Ramesh Kumar Pandey told that "the counting teams sighted for the first time in Dudhwa Maroon Oriole, Eurasian Sparrowhawk and two other new birds." He added that "as per suggestions from the experts, next counting of birds would be conducted in summer so as to make a comprehensive scientific study of birds, their nature and behaviour and Dudhwa ecology."
As many as 429 tigers have been poached and killed since 2008 across the country, with the maximum of 71 in Madhya Pradesh during the period, revealed data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Year-wise, the maximum killings took place in 2011 when 80 tigers were poached, while the minimum of 17 occurred in 2015.
The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with rotten fish, with officials putting the number of dead at hundreds of thousands and saying the toll is likely closer to one million. Further high temperatures forecast for this week could make the situation worse, the New South Wales government has warned.
Ocean heating is a critical marker of climate change because an estimated 93% of the excess solar energy trapped by greenhouse gases accumulates in the world's oceans. Trends in ocean heat content match those predicted by leading climate change models, overall warming is accelerating. Warmer oceans contribute to stronger storms, hurricanes and extreme precipitation.
The annual census report of winter migratory birds released by the forest department on Monday said that the number of avian winter species has come down to 1,09,059 against 1,12,937 last year. While 83 species of feathered guests had thronged the national park last year, the latest headcount could spot 74 species of birds, they said.
He said no suspicious activities were noticed in the vicinity which could have led one to believe that the death was untoward. The MP government's Public Relations Department official added that the animal's neck bore nail marks, the carcass was partially eaten and drag marks were also found at the spot.
CPCB data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi at 412, which falls in the 'severe category', while the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 388, which comes under the 'very poor' category.The SAFAR also pointed out that a consistent day-night trend is observed for the past one week.