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Conservation Bulletin - Week 17 (2023)

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(April 28, 2023) Flying is riskier for female katydids, finds India’s first insect radio telemetry study | Mongabay Radio telemetry was used in the first insect study of its kind in India, showing that female katydids fly more and farther than males for mating and egg-laying. This behaviour makes them more vulnerable to predators, such as insectivorous bats. The study highlights the potential for radio telemetry to deepen understanding of evolutionary behaviour and improve conservation management. The s...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 16 (2023)

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(April 21, 2023) Indian skimmers breed at Satkosia wildlife sanctuary | The New Indian Express The rare Indian Skimmers have been recorded breeding for the first time in Satkosia wildlife sanctuary in India. Usually arriving at Satkosia between November and March, 24 Skimmers broke routine and stayed back this year. Five nests were discovered, with hatching taking place on April 10. This is significant as the species is listed as endangered, with estimates suggesting there are just 3,000 to 3,500 in India and...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 15 (2023)

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(April 14, 2023) Tigers occupying new areas, shows census report; expect a bigger jump in final big cat count, say experts | India Today  The latest tiger census report in India ‘The Status of Tigers 2022’ released shows that the tiger population has grown by at least 200, from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,167 in 2022. The report also reveals that tigers have occupied new areas in several Indian states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Maharashtra. However, the Western...

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