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Climate change driving butterflies, moths higher up Himalayas: Study

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    13th Oct, 2020

  • According to a new study, climate change is driving butterflies, moths higher up Himalayas
  • The study was funded by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and carried out by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).


  1. Rising mean temperature.
  2. Receding ice caps and glaciers leading to a scarcity of water in the Himalayas.
  3. Increasing human habitation.
  • The findings of the study will be used as a baseline indicator to track the impact of climate change on animal species over the coming decade.

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