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Let's celebrate #Diwali in a manner that both people and the planet shine! Illustration by Manmohan Pandey
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We found a new species!! In 2011, this #scorpion - ‘Heterometrus telanganaensis’ - was found in Warangal by WWF-India’s #AndhraPradesh and #Telangana team. What truly caught our attention was that it bore resemblance to the genus Heterometrus yet was different in several aspects from the other known species in India. A predominant factor that distinguished it from the others was the fact that it was one of the smallest species with a relatively short posterior.

Interestingly, it was given its name as an honour to the region of Telangana, where the specimen’s collection site Regonda is situated and has been among one of the proudest findings for our team in the region.
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#Snowleopards face major threats today, ranging from habitat loss and degradation, poaching, retribution killings to free ranging dogs who compete with them for prey and climate change. #StayTuned to know what we're doing at WWF-India to protect them. Support our work here - https://join.wwfindia.org/regular-giving/snow-leopard.php. The wonderful #snowleopard illustration is by Mana Majboor.
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#DidYouKnow that their secretive nature and legendary camouflage have earned snow leopards the title of the 'ghosts of the mountains'?
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As #protectors of the #Himalayas, #snow #leopards also protect the three #rivers that emerge from these mighty mountains. In north India, our life depends on these three rivers. But there are as few as 500 snow leopards in India today. You can help us change that. Support our work here - https://join.wwfindia.org/regular-giving/snow-leopard.php +WWF +Woodland BD
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#DidYouKnow that the Indian Rhino, once found across the entire Indo Gangetic plane, is now only seen in some select pockets in India and Nepal? These mega herbivores, weighing over 2000 kgs, have reduced in number and lost their historical range because of two major threats: poaching and the expansion of human activities on their lands. At WWF-India, we’re working to protect our rhinos and increase their population. Stay tuned to know how! #worldrhinoday
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9/19/18
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As the state animal of Sikkim, the red panda has its second largest habitat in India in the the state (about 859 square kilometers). More than 70% of this habitat falls outside ‘Protected Areas’. To protect the home of this little panda in Sikkim, WWF-India conducts red panda field surveys and trains frontline staff on the same. The aim of these surveys is to identity key threats, provide scientific inputs to existing conservation initiatives and study ranging patterns, ways of habitat use and the migratory behaviour of the Red Panda.
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The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat with a bear-like body and thick russet fur. The belly and limbs are black, and there are white markings on the side of the head and above its small eyes. Almost 50% of the red panda’s habitat is in the Eastern Himalayas, including Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Sikkim in India. Unfortunately, there are less than 10,000 of them left in the world today! This world #RedPanda Day, follow us to know all about this lesser known panda!
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9/10/18
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Explore the fascinating fossils, fungi and everything else in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in #Mumbai with a wonderful account by our very own Programme Officer Caroline Pais! https://www.wwfindia.org/…/…/of_fossils_fungi_and_fostering/ #NatureInMumbai #MondayMotivation
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9/3/18
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