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Dismantling environmental laws, endangering India

India loses 333 acres of prime forest every day. Instead of working to conserve India's forests and water resources, the environment minister has set up a committee to 'dismantle' the five key laws......

Lokayukta police raid MP forest officer; Rs 42 cr seized

Madhya Pradesh anti-corruption officials have raided properties belonging to Chief Conservator of Forest B K Singh and unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs 42 crores from his residences in......

Punjab CM thanks Ramesh for river conservation

Punjab Chief Minister and Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal expressed his gratitude to Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh for his efforts in cleaning polluted rivers in the......

Get out! There's a wonderful world out there

Amazing photography can leave you speechless.    We were left without any words when we came across the finalists of the 14th annual Smithsonian Magazine 2016 Photo Contest.  Out of......

7 new frog species found in Western Ghats

Seven new miniature frog species, which can comfortably sit even on a child's thumbnail, have been discovered by Indian scientists in the Western Ghats after five years of extensive exploration.......

PM approves separate dept for wildlife & forests

To ensure sharper focus on wildlife-related issues and the Forest Conservation Act, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the setting up of a separate department for wildlife and forests. This......

Tiger poaching: China under the lens

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh, while inaugurating a media workshop on wildlife conservation on Wednesday confessed that 17 out of 38 tiger reserves are in an unstable......

Govt sets up 11-member panel to revamp forest law

The panel has not been given a detailed mandate, but the first meeting of the panel suggests it has considered revamping the forest governance regime in the country, says Nitin Sethi. The Union......

Draft promises changes in forest and wildlife laws but nothing official about it, yet

The proposed changes, as per the draft, could continue some of the existing conflict between wildlife protection regulations with the implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006, which gives rights......

'No penalty for violation of environment norms in last 2 years'

The Environment Ministry had earlier this month termed as "incorrect" claims that Adani Port and SEZ was spared a hefty fine of Rs 200 crore. The government did not impose any penalty for violation......

Pranitha, the daredevil!

A lowdown on what's happening in the Telugu film industry. Female actors have also taken to performing their own stunts for their films. Pranitha Subash is the latest to join the bandwagon. When......

Jadeja pays hefty fine for pictures with Gir lions

IMAGE: Ravindra Jadeja reportedly got down his vehicle and posed for pictures, along with his wife, in front of a pride of lions at Gir, Gujarat. Photograph: Twitter. Indian cricketer Ravindra......

Ranji cricketer DROPPED for black buck killing

IMAGE :Mehmood Khan, left, and his son Rameez, second right, were caught along with two others under the Wildlife Conservation Act for hunting endangered black bucks. Photograph: PTI The Madhya......
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Field gear distributed at Pobitora

GUWAHATI, March 26 - Conservation NGO Aaranyak in association with the Guwahati Wildlife Division of the State Forest Department organised a field... ...

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Rajnath

Pollution and climate change are adversely affecting people of all age groups and these are also going to have a serious impact in the future,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/603274/pollution-climate-change-affecting-everyone.html
8 vultures bred in captivity in Hry to be released into wild

The Haryana Forest Department is planning to release eight vultures, which were bred in captivity, into the wild after attaching tracking devices... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/8-vultures-bred-in-captivity-in-hry-to-be-released-into-wild-117032600533_1.html
CWRC photo exhibition in city

GUWAHATI, March 24 - Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma today inaugurated a photo exhibition, 'CWRC - a pictorial journey of securing wildlife,'... ...

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Four tigers find a new home in Gadchiroli district

Maharashtra's tigers seem to be exploring a new habitat in Gadchiroli with the forest department recording the presence of around four of these... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-four-tigers-find-a-new-home-in-gadchiroli-district-2365925

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