geography

Arctic Region and Arctic Council

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth.

8 Jul, 2020

BRAHMAPUTRA AND ITS TRIBUTARIES

About Brahmaputra River: The Brahmaputra called Yarlung

3 Jul, 2020
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    TWO NEW SPECIES ADDED TO INDIA’S LIST OF BUTTERFLIES

    • News: Lepidopterists in Arunachal Pradesh have helped add two species to India’s expanding list of butterflies.
    • Details:
      • One of them, the Striped Hairstreak, was first recorded by Japanese entomologists in Hainan province of China.
      • The other, Elusive Prince, has a Vietnamese connection and was thought to be the more familiar Black Prince found in the Eastern Himalayas.
    • Namdapha National Park:
      • Namdapha National Park is a 1,985 km2 (766 sq mi) large protected area in Arunachal Pradesh of Northeast India.
      • With more than 1,000 floral and about 1,400 faunal species, it is a biodiversity hotspot in the Eastern Himalayas.
      • The national park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude.
      • It is the fourth largest national park in India.
      • The national park is located near the international border with Myanmar.
      • It is crossed from east to west by the Noa Dihing River that originates at the Chaukan Pass, located on the Indo-Myanmar border.
      • The land cover changes with increasing elevation from tropical evergreen forest to temperate broadleaf and mixed forest.
      • The area falls under both the Palearctic and Indo Malayan biogeographic areas resulting in a diverse species assemblage.