Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife gives wildlife Clearance for Ken-Betwa Link Project

­Lalit Shastri The Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) at its 39th meeting held on 23 August in Delhi has given the wildlife clearance to the proposal for the ambitious ₹ 2,00,000 million Ken-Betwa Link Project- Phase I (Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh) proposed to be taken up primarily to address the issue…

Forestry expert’s prescription for Chikungunya

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: When people in Delhi, its surrounding areas and in many other parts of India are in grip of malaria, chikungunya, and dengue, a former Indian Forest Service officer, who was borne in the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has put in the public domain a remedy, which he had offered to thousands of villagers in Chindwara district of…

cihfestival – Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival – a CREW initiative –

Newsroom24x7 Staff CREW, a not for  profit organisation, and CIHfestival Secretariat today announced the Central Indian Highlands Wildlife Film Festival 2016. Just like the previous events, the Festival of 2016 is offering to wildlife lovers, students, amateur photographers, aspiring wildlife filmmakers, and professionals a mesmerizing experience in different Protected Areas and Tiger Reserves  in the form…

Endangered Tiger: Modi points to the challenge of poaching and disruption of ecosystems

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the fate of the endangered tiger and said it appears that tiger habitats have reduced drastically across Tiger Range Countries. The situation has been aggravated further by the ongoing trafficking in body parts and derivatives of this magnificent animal. In India too,…

MP Chief Minister Chouhan bats for speedy clearance of development works in National Parks and buffer areas

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Chief Minister of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and climate Change (independent charge) Prakash Javadekar and brought to his notice difficulties being faced by the state government due to “non-clearance and delay in granting clearance” of development…

Earth Day 2015: Let us pledge to save the Tiger, Natural Resources and Biodiversity

Newsroom24x7 Exclusive Today, on Earth Day, Newsroom24x7 joins the global environmental movement that began in 1970 to express concern about increasing threats to Mother Earth and put environmental concerns in focus. A number of risks and practices are threatening our forests, wildlife, wetlands and the environment. These are: – Disintegration of natural habitats and the…

Diamond giant Rio Tinto’s Indian connection and questions that need to be addressed

Lalit Shastri While the proposal of Rio Tinto Exploration India Private Limited for prospecting of diamond in 2329.75 hectare of forest land located in Buxwaha range of Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh is pending with the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on the issue of “compliance”, IGATE Corporation (NASDAQ: IGTE), the New Jersey-headquartered…