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32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

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32 rare vultures poisoned in Assam

The popular publication Northeast Today has reported the tragic death of 32 rare scavengers, among which were  Himalayan Griffin vultures. In what may be termed as the largest case of poisoning of Scavenging birds after 2011 in Assam, it has come to light that the carcass of a goat, poisoned for the dogs that killed […]

57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

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57 Hectares of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary encroached

Gandhinagar: The last living space of the remaining 523 Asiatic Lions is under threat ! Over 57 hectares of forest area inside Gujarat’s Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is under encroachment, the state government informed the Legislative Assembly, says a PTI report. Of these, 1.31 hectares had ‘religious structures’ on them. While responding to a written query […]

‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

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‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

KAZIRANGA : They tried their best to save the ‘old lady’, but even an excavator couldn’t budge her from the muddy pool. An adult female rhino which got stuck in a pool of muddy water since early this morning while attempting to take shelter near the bank of Difflo river in Borbeel area under Boloni […]

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

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Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

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Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

The Blue Posy is sighted! It was last sighted in Sikkim in 1934. The rediscovery of a butterfly after 83 years in the country in Arunachal Pradesh has gladdened butterfly lovers all over. A group of three persons working with the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has spotted the blue posy ( Drupadia scaeva cyara) […]

Delhi Water Board vs Haryana in ‘poisoning’ suit, NGT is referee!

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Delhi Water Board vs Haryana in ‘poisoning’ suit, NGT is referee!

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi and Haryana governments to identify and address the sources of pollution in river Yamuna. The Delhi Jal Board  (DJB), which supplies water to Delhi, had approached the tribunal demanding that Haryana be asked to take urgent steps to check the “dangerous level of ammonia” […]

Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

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Bio diversity shrinks in Himachal

Shimla, Feb 19: The Himalayan Musk deer and Red headed vulture are at the top of a ‘threatened species’ list in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has identified and listed 22 plant and 16 animals species as “threatened”, an official said. Separate committees of experts were notified by the board in December […]

Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain:  NGT Verdict

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Art of Living responsible for damaging Yamuna plain: NGT Verdict

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today held the Art of Living Foundation of spiritual leader Ravi Shankar responsible for causing damage and environmental degradation of the Yamuna flood plains during a three-day cultural extravaganza last year. The AoL is displeased with the verdict and plans to approach the Supreme Court. The Tribunal did not […]

Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

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Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

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Kaziranga Park becomes Rhino killing field?

Tezpur : Poachers reportedly  broke into Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, killed an adult rhinoceros and sawed off its horn, It’s the third such incidents in the protected zone this week, says a PTI report. The carcass of the male rhino was found today (November 9) near Bokpara camp under Kohora range of the park where […]

Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

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Communities clean up Meghalaya Rivers

One of the good things happening in Meghalaya is that the local people are joining hands to address environmental issues. The growing numbers of community-led River Protection and Conservation movements in Meghalaya are rays of hope for the state, known as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and for those living near the rivers. Sfter all, water […]

NGT horrified at Yamuna’s Ganesh pollution, helpless?

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NGT horrified at Yamuna’s Ganesh pollution, helpless?

New Delhi, Sep 20:  The Yamuna is choked with Ganesh idols, but the government will sit quiet while ‘devotees’ flout rules and poison their holy rivers. Incredible India indeed! Is the green tribunal crying crocodile tears? Troubled by the unedifying spectacle of hundreds of Ganesha idols littering the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal today sought […]

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