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December 18th, 2011
Kerala Needs to Expand Green Cover to Save Rare Species

The three major biodiversity hotspots in Kerala – Agasthyamala, Silent Valley and Anamalai are facing the crisis of reduced gene flow and increased genetic drift. This is contributing to the loss of rare, endemic and threatened species, V N Rajasekharan Pillai, executive vice-president of Kerala Council of Science, Technology and Environment, said on Friday. He was delivering a lecture on ‘Greening the forests for safe living,’ at a seminar organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology and Swadeshi Science Movement as part of Swasraya Bharat 2011, being held in the city. Read More