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Ganga Darpan

"Protecting the lifeline of our planet: Exploring and preserving the rich biodiversity of our rivers."

  • Exploring Eco-tourism: A Sustainable Way to Travel

    By – Shreya Semwal In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront, ecotourism has emerged as a popular and responsible way to explore the world. Eco-tourism has gained popularity in recent years as travellers have become more conscious of their environmental impact and seek out sustainable alternatives. This form of tourism focuses on…

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  • Know about your Biogeographic Zones

    By – Nidhi Singh India is home to over thousands of plants and animal species. The country is recognized as one of the world’s mega-diverse countries sharing four of the global biodiversity hot spots, namely the Himalaya (northwestern and northeastern states of India), Indo-Burma (across north-eastern India, south of the Brahmaputra River), Western Ghats and…

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  • World Turtle Day – 23rd May 2023

    By – Nidhi Singh World Turtle Day is an annual observance that takes place on May 23rd. It was created to raise awareness about the importance of turtles and tortoises and the need for their conservation. India is one of the world’s hotspot for turtle diversity, representing 29 species of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The…

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  • International Day for Biological Diversity – 22nd May

    By – Nidhi Singh The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 – the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The International Day for Biological Diversity is observed every year to raise awareness and promote actions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This significant day recognizes…

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  • Endangered Species Day – 19th May

    By – Nidhi Singh Endangered Species Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of endangered species within the country. Celebrated on the third Friday in May, this day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to protect and conserve India’s rich biodiversity. It highlights the crucial role that plants and animals play…

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  • Jim Corbett: A Hunter, Writer and Conservationist

    By – Nidhi Singh “The book of nature has no beginning as it has no end. Open the book where you will, and at any period of your life, and If you have the desire to acquire knowledge, you will find it of immense interest and no matter how long or how intently you study…

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  • Story of the Tehri Dam

    By – Nidhi Singh The fight between conservation and development is not a winner-takes-all situation. Both are important and necessary for the well-being of society and the environment. The key is to find a balance between them. Conservation of natural resources and the environment is crucial for the sustainability of our planet and neglecting it…

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  • Facts and Myths about snakes

    By – Nidhi Singh In many parts of India, unfortunately killing snakes is a common practice, often due to fear or superstition. Many people in rural areas believe that snakes are dangerous and pose a threat to their lives and livelihoods. One of the primary reasons why people kill snakes is due to a lack…

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  • Exploring the Life and Habits of Smooth-Coated Otters

    By – Nidhi Singh Otter-like animals have been on the planet for 30 million years and have undergone modest adaptations to their carnivorous bodies to exploit the rich aquatic habitat. Except for Australia and Antarctica, otters can be found all around the world. There are 13 otter species worldwide, with three of them found in…

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  • Invasive Fish Species in the Ganga River: Threats and Preventive Measures

    By – Abhishek Kumar The introduction of invasive fish species in the river Ganga can have a significant impact on aquatic diversity. Invasive fish species are those that are not native to a particular ecosystem and have been introduced either intentionally or unintentionally. These species can cause significant ecological and economic harm to the ecosystems…

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About US

Welcome to our blog dedicated to biodiversity and conservation education! This is a part of National Mission for Clean Ganga and Wildlife Institute of India’s (NMCG-WII) Ganga Biodiversity Conservation Initiative. Our goal is to provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, best practices and stories in the field of river conservation, with a focus on education and outreach as well. In this blog, we will explore a wide range of topics related to biodiversity and conservation education, such as:

  • The importance of riverine and basin biodiversity and the benefits it provides to humans and other species
  • The threats to biodiversity and the causes of biodiversity loss
  • The strategies and tools used in biodiversity conservation, such as protected areas, restoration, and sustainable use
  • The role of education in promoting conservation and empowering communities
  • Success stories and challenges in biodiversity conservation and education around the world
  • Resources, tips, and activities for educators, students, and conservation practitioners

We hope that our blog will be a source of inspiration, information, and collaboration for anyone interested in biodiversity and conservation education. Please feel free to comment, share your own experiences, and join the conversation!