Category: Forest

“Man vs Wild” & “India for Beginners”

Newsroom24x7 Network The plot of the “Man vs Wild” episode of Discovery Channel, featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from its sneak peak, appears so close and similar to that of the Belgian TV documentary on environment and forest shot in the jungles of Hoshangabad in central India about 10 years ago for the popular

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State Wildlife Board: Madhya Pradesh Government is in the dock and has a lot to answer

Newsroom24x7 network Bhopal: The reconstitued Madhya Pradesh State Wildlife Board, notified on 3 August 2019, is in the midst of a raging controversy at the very outset as there is no dearth of charges regarding flouting of mandatory requirements when it comes to the nomination of members to this high powered body under the Wildlife

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Exclusion of some experts puts a question mark on the reconstituted MP State Wildlife Board

Newsroom24x7 Network Eyebrows are being raised and questions asked regarding the factors responsible for the last moment exclusion of some conservationists and wildlife experts who were officially informed about a month ago that they were being “nominated” by the Madhya Pradesh Forest department for the State Wildlife Board proposed to be reconstituted by the Madhya

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Numbers are important but tigers also should thrive in their natural habitat

Lalit Shastri Forest and wildlife managers, more particularly the committed Field Directors and staff, have reason to rejoice over the latest tiger population figures. Surely, they deserve credit. What also should be noted at this juncture is the leading role played by organisations like Sanctuary Asia, Wildlife Protection Society of India and CREW (Crusade for

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Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism organises film show on the Tiger Habitat of Central India to mark International Tiger Day

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication organized a special screening of “The Tiger-Indicator of Healthy Forest Ecosystem” in collaboration with CREW (Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife) to mark the International Tiger Day on Monday. In his keynote address, senior journalist and wildlife conservationist Lalit Shastri said that we

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Count of Tigers in India rises to 2967; Madhya Pradesh roars the loudest

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi:  Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi greeted the citizens by announcing that the count of tigers in India has risen to 2967 in the year 2018. The Prime Minister marked the International Tiger Day by releasing the results of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation – 2018, here on

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Tiger and the issue of forest conservation, wildlife protection and ecological stability

Statement by CREW¹ on World Tiger Day Today the magnificent tiger occupies a precarious and vulnerable position in the biotic pyramid. It is a symbol of the delicate symbiotic relationship between different parts of the ecosystem. The tiger population and its well being can be seen as the most important indicator of the health of

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Mature tigress beaten to death by villagers in UP’s Pilibhit

Brutal killing of Pilibhit Tigress

Newsroom24x7 Network Pilibhit Tiger Reserve/Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): A 5-year old mature tigress was beaten to death by villagers in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday afternoon, 25 July 2019. This mobile video, shot by a villager, gives a chilling audio visual account of the barbaric manner in which a matured tigress was surrounded by a

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They plagiarised “The Vanishing Stripes”

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Mark the third image in the photo – screenshot of Google’s top ranking page on searching the 3- key words “vanishing stripes crew’. This is how the title of the path breaking reports published in 1999 and 2000 by CREW (Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation registered under

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MP Congress Government reopens the aborted diamond mining chapter ignoring the threat to environment

Newsroom24x7 network Bhopal: After the previous Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Government had failed to parcel out prime forest land in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, which is a Protected Area, to the diamond giant Rio Tinto, mainly due to technical objections raised by senior journalist Lalit Shastri, earlier through the columns of The Asian

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The Grand Tigers of Central Indian Highlands

Newsroom24x7 Correspondent Bhopal: “The Tiger – Indicator of Healthy Forest Ecosystem”, a Lalit Shastri film, produced by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, is receiving global acclaim and raving reviews. The 53-minute documentary has been shot over a 20-year period. Most of the video footage used for this documentary has been recorded on first-generation DV handycams

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Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history

Newsroom24x7 Network Paris: Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at

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Khangchendzonga included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi/Gangtok/Palembang (Indonesia): The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve has become the 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to be included in the UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). The decision to include Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in WNBR was taken at the 30th Session of International Coordinating Council (ICC) of Man and Biosphere (MAB)

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Forest Rest Houses will not be transferred to private entities to promote tourism: Supreme Court

Lalit Shastri The Supreme Court today accepted the guidelines framed by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) and ordered that the control of Forest Rest Houses located inside the forests, including their reservation, shall under all circumstances remain with the Forest Department. The Supreme Court has accepted the guidelines framed by CEC for control and maintenance

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