S. Suresh Ramanan

Gangetic river dolphin habitats under threat
A study finds that rise in salinity level of water threatens Gangetic river dolphin habitats. arathi posted 2 years 8 months ago

A five-year study conducted in the Sundarbans region has found that the rising water salinity level is threatening the habitat of Gangetic river dolphins. 

Gangetic river dolphin habitats are threatened by rise in salinity levels. (Pic by ISW)
Breeding climate resilience
Scientists come up with two variables to assess resilience of indigenous breeds of goats against climate change. arathi posted 3 years 1 month ago

Climate change is posing a challenge not only to agricultural crops but also to livestock. In order to sustain rural livelihoods, it is critical to identify livestock breeds that are climate resilient. In this direction, Indian scientists have identified two variables which could be used to assess resilience capacity of indigenous breeds of goats.

Osmanabadi breed, one of the breeds of goats studied for its climate resilience. (Pic courtesy: ISW)
Hangul needs better protection
Look beyond protected areas for conservation of endangered hangul in Kashmir, says a study. arathi posted 3 years 3 months ago

For the long-term conservation of critically endangered red deer or hangul in Kashmir, it is necessary to take up conservation efforts beyond protected areas, a new study has suggested.

Efforts are underway to conserve hanguls. (Photo courtesy: Intesar Suhail, ISW)