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Climate change driving butterflies, moths higher up Himalayas: Study

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  • Published
    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).

Reasons:

  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.