The Swachh Bharat Mission promises to address issues of sanitation and water in rapidly urbanising areas. However, without an adequate understanding of all potential sources of contamination, the mission may, at best, only achieve the goal of universal sanitation but may not meet the goal of safe drinking water.
Many developing countries have encouraged the expansion of mechanised fishing in order to engage in the lucrative export of seafood. This has caused a rise in the incidental mortality of marine wildlife.
The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision-making: current uses and future prospects in Africa and India
Developing countries share many common challenges in addressing current and future climate risks. A key barrier to managing these risks is the limited availability of accessible, reliable and relevant weather and climate information.
Comparing Pixel and Object-Based Approaches to Map an Understorey Invasive Shrub in Tropical Mixed Forests
The establishment of invasive alien species in varied habitats across the world is now recognized as a genuine threat to the preservation of biodiversity. Specifically, plant invasions in understory tropical forests are detrimental to the persistence of healthy ecosystems.
According to the multi-author study, dogs were responsible for the majority of livestock losses amounting to Rs 12 lakh as compared to that by snow leopards at Rs 10 lakh and wolves at Rs 1.5 lakh.
Dogs are among the top predators of livestock in the upper Himalayas, killing more farm animals than snow leopards and wolves do, a study has said.
Domestic dogs currently threaten across the world at least 188 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including the Olive Ridley turtles, the Great Indian bustard and the hog deer in India, a team of international wildlife scientists has said.