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www.5tigers.org

This website is a must for anyone who wants to know more about the tiger. Even beginners will find it extremely easy to find information here. The site enables access to vital, contemporary data about tigers and their habitats.

www.rainwaterharvesting.org

Water in the desert! This is a reality today in some parts of arid Rajasthan and even in other parts of the country where the techniques of rainwater harvesting have benefited thousands. Rainwater harvesting means capturing rain or its run-off in your own village or town and taking measures to keep the water clean by preventing pollution in the catchment.

www.ecologyasia.com

“The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the Central Quang Binh province in Vietnam has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. This tropical forest is home to 36 of the more than 750 rare plant species and 89 animal species listed by the Vietnam Red Book as endangered or protected.”

www.ciks.org

Find out how pesticides hurt your family and the importance of conserving indigenous genetic resources and setting up community seed banks from the website of the Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS). The organisation is devoted to exploring and developing the contemporary relevance and applications of traditional Indian knowledge systems – with a focus on agriculture and healthcare.

www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/avibase.jsp

Avibase is an excellent website that has information on about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds in the world. The site provides searching tools for internet sites and images as well as links to helpful sites such as the Integrated Taxonomic Information Systems and Birdlife. This extensive database information system contains almost a million records and also…

www.survival-international.org

“The administration of India’s Andaman Islands is defying a ruling from the Supreme Court to close the road running through the reserve of the isolated Jarawa tribe. The road leaves the Jarawa at risk of catching fatal diseases from contact with outsiders”.

www.biodiversityhotspots.org

Created by the Centre for Applied Biodiversity Science at CI, it gives a region-wise distribution of hotspots in 25 biologically-rich areas around the world, including biodiversity threats and conservation responses.

www.nandadevi.org

Set up to give a voice to the Bhotiya people of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, this site has a host of information on the history of the latest situation in the area. The scene of vigorous protests from locals affected by the closure of the reserve to tourism in 1982, a low-impact tourism model is now being initiated community participation.

www.mongabay.com

“Tropical rainforests support the greatest diversity of living organisms on Earth. Although they cover less than two per cent of Earth’s surface, they house 50 percent of all life on the planet.” Mongabay.com is the effort of Rhett A. Butler, the author of ‘A Place Out of Time:

www.southindianspiders.org

Araneus himalayensis, a rare spider reported only in the Himalayas has been collected from Mannavan Shola near Marayur, Kerala by the Division of Arachnology, Department of Zoology of Sacred Heart College, Kerala.

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