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Spinners and stalkers
spinners and stalkers
In a scenario of constantly changing habitats with continuous human pressures, it becomes important to document habitat alteration and its impacts on wild species, While we have some idea of how processes like deforestation or habitat fragmentation affect taxa such as mammals, birds, and plants, we are still scratching the surface when it comes to understanding the direct and indirect consequences of habitat alteration on invertebrates, despite the fact that they comprise almost 95% of all of life on earth and perform crucial ecological functions in all ecosystems. For example, studies have shown that habitat fragmentation has negative effects on bees, leading to a decline in flower pollination, and on dung and carrion beetles, resulting in a reduction in dung decomposition rates, both of which are crucial ecosystem processes. Such a paucity of knowledge is particularly true in the context of studies on Indian invertebrates.
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Pew Fellowship for Dr Rohan Arthur

Dr Rohan Arthur, Director of NCF, has been awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation for 2013.

 
New Hope for Snow Leopards
The BBC Wildlife Fund is partnering with Whitley Fund for Nature and Nature Conservation Foundation to launch new conservation program across Asia
 
 
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