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Scientists find 77 new butterfly species in Matheran 

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  • August 11, 2020
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Scientists find 77 new butterfly species in Matheran 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species 

Context: 

  • After a long gap of 125 years, scientists have found 140 are species of butterflies, including 77 new ones, in Matheran 
  • Matheran is an eco­sensitive zone, located in Maharashtra.  
  • The Matheran hill railway, also known as Matheran Light Railway (MLR), was inspected by UNESCO world heritage site officials but failed to make it to the list as a World Heritage Site. 

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