This hexapod (six-legged) insect is a bee in the subfamily Xylocoinae of either the genus Ceratina or Xylocopa that makes its nest in wood or plant stems.
CanadaLast Updated on 2014-10-21 12:31:09
Canada is a nation of just over 34 million people in northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous United States.
Canda is second-largest country in world (after Russia, and a little larger than the United States).
It is the World's largest country that borders only one country and has strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route.
Approximately 90% of Canda's population is concentrated within 160 km of the US border.
A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown.
Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the World's longest... More »
The Role of Botanic Gardens in Conservation of Medicinal Plant Species: A Case Study of Entebbe Bontanic GardensLast Updated on 2014-10-21 11:20:56A botanic garden is an institution holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education. A botanic garden has been defined as a garden containing scientifically ordered and maintained collections of plants, usually documented and labeled, and open to the public for the purposes of recreation, education and research.
Medicinal plant species are those that provide people with medicines to prevent diseases, maintain health or cure ailment. Therefore medicinal plants are important in the well being of people yet most people are not aware about these species or their medicinal value. Examples of these plants include Aloe vera, Hydnocarpus kurzii, Azadirachta indica and many others.
Medicinal plant species are of great value to mankind and other animals but not much emphasis is laid on their conservation especially... More »
IndiaLast Updated on 2014-10-19 18:29:14India is one of the major nations of the world. With 1,205 million people, it has the second largest population (after China).
It is bordered by the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in the south, east and west. To the North, it borders Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), China, Nepal, and Pakistan. India has a long and complex history reflected in its intricate mixture of ethnic groups, languages and cultures.
While, density populated, India is home to a wide range of varied ecoregions with important biodiversity. Its major environmental issues include:
air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions;
water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides and herbicides;
tap water is not potable throughout the country; and, its huge and growing... More »
Sundarbans, BangladeshLast Updated on 2014-10-19 18:16:11The Sundarbans (21°30'- 22°30'N, 89°12'-90°18'E) are a World Heritage Site which consists of three wildlife sanctuaries (Sundarbans West, East and South) lying on disjunct deltaic islands in the Sundarbans Forest Division of Khulna District, close to the border with India and immediately west of the principal outflow of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers. The Sundarbans belong to Bengalian Rainforest biogeographical province.
1977: All three wildlife sanctuaries established under the Bangladesh Wildlife (Preservation) (Amendment) Act, 1974,
1878: The three sanctuaries gazetted as forest reserves.
1996: The total area of wildlife sanctuaries extended; the entire Sundarbans is reserved forest, established under the Indian Forest Act, 1878.
1997: The Sundarbans inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The total area of the Bangladesh... More »
Ecoregions of BangladeshLast Updated on 2014-10-19 17:45:45Bangladesh has five ecoregions:
Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests
Myanmar coastal rain forests
The ecoregion lies in the vast delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers. The maze of mangrove channels extends across southern Bangladesh and India's West Bengal State.The Sundarbans Mangroves ecoregion is the world's largest mangrove ecosystem.
Named after the dominant mangrove species Heritiera fomes, locally known as sundri, this is the only mangrove ecoregion that harbors the Indo-Pacific region's largest predator, the tiger (Panthera tigris).
Unlike in other habitats, here tigers live and swim among the mangrove islands, where they hunt scarce prey such as chital deer (Cervus axis), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), wild... More »
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