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Sambhar Lake


Rajasthan forest dept wants to convert Sambhar Lake area into protected reserve

February 21, 2020 10:46 am

Ramsar sites are those which have been granted the status by the Ramsar Convention, an inter-governmental accord signed in February 1971 to preserve the ecological character of wetlands of international importance in the signatory countries.

Explained: What is Archaea?

January 25, 2020 1:37 pm

As archaea are relatively poorly studied, very little is known about how archaea behave in the human body.

Sambhar lake may have been lethal electric trap when birds arrived

December 26, 2019 7:09 am

An investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that a vast network of live wires running thousands of bore wells could have created a submerged electric trap and the carcass of electrocuted birds could have served as the biomass for the toxic bacteria to thrive.

Memories of Sambhar

December 19, 2019 5:24 pm

The death-scarred lake once bristled with birds of all feathers

Bird deaths at Rajasthan lake IVRI: Monsoon, delay in spotting carcasses led to spread of disease

November 23, 2019 3:34 am

Talking to The Indian Express, IVRI director Dr Raj Kumar Singh said that the best way to prevent avian botulism from spreading is removing any dead birds at the earliest and incinerating them, rather than burying them in pits, like the Rajasthan government did.

IVRI confirms bird deaths at Rajasthan lake due to botulism

November 22, 2019 1:55 am

Botulism is a paralytic, frequently fatal disease caused by the ingestion of toxins which are produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

Management, hydrology, salt pans — What's behind Rajasthan's bird crisis?

November 21, 2019 8:00 am

Harsh Vardhan, an ecologist with over four decades of work speaks to The Indian Express on the deaths of 18,000 migratory birds in Rajasthan's Sambhar lake.

Explained: Why are so many birds dying in Rajasthan's Sambhar?

November 21, 2019 7:37 am

Carcasses of over 18,000 migratory birds have been buried in 10 days after they were found at India's largest inland saltwater lake. What has the probe for causes found; why is changing ecology a concern?

Rajasthan: Thousands of migratory birds found dead in Sambhar Lake

November 12, 2019 3:20 am

The dead birds include the Northern Shoveller, Brahminy Duck, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover and Tufted Duck, among others.