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Poachers kill one tiger every day; only 1300 left

The National Wildlife Board will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday and brief him about the disastrous impact of poaching and the destruction of the natural habitat of the Tiger, one of......

Indira Gandhi: Fearlessness in the national interest

'Fearlessness, courtesy, humour, wide interests and wisdom, deep commitment to Indian science and technology, passion for the environment, objectivity and the ability to see many things through not......

Floods ravage Bihar, Assam, Bengal; train services hit

Heavy rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far, and inundated large areas in Assam and North Bengal, paralysing normal life and......

This river linking project may cut India's tiger habitats

The panel headed by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave has agreed to submerge more than 100 sq km of Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, reports Nitin Sethi. The Ken-Betwa river linking......

SC refuses to stay culling of nilgai, wild boar, monkeys

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as of now. The Supreme Court asked the......

No nod to projects in eco-sensitive zones: Ramesh

The National Board for Wildlife, headed by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, rejected some big projects, including a port project in Gujarat, signalling that the ministry would not clear projects......

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......

India Shining! Precious forest land wiped away for 23,716 industrial projects

The government may claim planted trees compensate for forests lost, but that does not mean complex flora and fauna destroyed have been restored, points out Himadri Ghosh. Over the last 30 years,......

India must find affordable solutions to protect environment

All the energy is spent on blocking projects - so once they are cleared, the mission is lost, notes Sunita Narain. Debates are essentially polarised and noisy. But for resolution and movement in......

It's raining crores for Dhoni and Co.

It's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team who were gifted from residential plots to cash incentives.The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Rs 1 crore award for......
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Uttarakhand's Kosi river is dying and only an immediate intervention will save it

The Kosi river in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region is dying, and experts suggest that if immediate measures are not taken to rejuvenate the river, it... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/environment-news/uttarakhand-s-kosi-river-is-dying-and-only-an-immediate-intervention-will-save-it-94968.html
Steep decline in centre’s elephant census; Kerala to conduct resurvey

Kochi: The State Forest Department is conducting a fresh surveyas the elephant census conducted by Union Ministry of Environment and Forests showed... ...

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Boundary of Kurinji sanctuary should not be altered, says Centre

New Delhi: The Union Government of India today declared that the boundaries of Kurinji sanctuary should not be altered without the approval of... ...

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A year back into nature

The extinction of wildlife would likely be caused not just by the greed of poachers, but equally by the rapacity of developers," writes Prerna... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/649731/a-year-back-nature.html
Tiger tiger burning bright!

It is raining books on tiger in Rajasthan. As many as three books on tiger authored by tiger enthusiasts from the State were released last week. In... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/environment-news/tiger-tiger-burning-bright-93628.html

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