World Bamboo Day is an idea conceived to spread knowledge about bamboo plants, to spread their cultivation and to make bamboo products more popular.
The species was first spotted during a 4-day butterfly survey of the Peechi Wildlife Division led by the Kerala Forest Department and Travancore Nature History Society (TNHS).
The new snake Xylophis mosaicus can be distinguished morphologically by its mosaic pattern on the body and its mosaic shola habitat.
Though the purple frogs were familiar to the humans living close to the forest areas of the Western Ghats for a long time, it was introduced to the scientific world only in 2003.
Onmanorama, by talking to the scientific community, has attempted to put in perspective the three major claims made by the pro-development MLAs of Kerala.