Category: Forest

2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalists and Winners Announced

Newsroom24x7 Staff The 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Finalists and Winners have been announced. Grand Teton Award, sponsored by Panasonic goes to The Ivory Game, A Netflix Documentary, Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions ​in association with Malaika Pictures in association with Appian Way The Best Animal Behavior Film, sponsored by World Wildlife

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Global Tiger Day: CREW talks of tigers and tiger habitat

Lalit Shastri Today is Global Tiger Day, also called International Tiger Day. It is to celebrate and raise awareness about conservation and the largest cat species. Tiger sits at the apex of the biotic pyramid. Today the magnificent tiger is threatened like never before due to the endless greed of the human beings leading to

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Ken-Betwa Link Project will spell disaster for Panna Tiger Reserve

Lalit Shastri Government of India and the State Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have rallied forces and after according all mandatory clearances they are now waiting for the final nod from the Central Empowered Committee of the Supreme Court to go ahead with the Ken-Betwa Link Project which will submerge more than 4000

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Ken-Betwa Link Project: Draft Cabinet note kicks up controversy over water and cost sharing between MP and UP

Lalit Shastri After the mandatory environment and forest clearances have come through for the Ken-Betwa Link Project, the exercise for preparing the complex and detailed project report (DPR) for KBLP has got entangled in a web of confusion as serious differences have erupted on water sharing and a few other crucial issues between Madhya Pradesh

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Panna Tiger Reintroduction project and Bahubali 2: The story of the Panna Tigers 

R. Sreenivasa Murthy I left Panna Tiger Reserve (as a part and parcel of  the system) in July 2015, almost two years ago. But every movement/development of Panna Tiger Population growth and population dynamics intrigues me and I follow it with awe. Most of the information comes to me on its own either (both) from

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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What will be the state of the forests in Madhya Pradesh after a few years?

Lalit Shastri If we take a closer look at the forest cover, its density, regeneration capacity, and the potential of the catchment areas to hold rainwater and release it gradually into the rivers to make them perennial, we will find that we have traveled the long road to destruction in just a couple of decades

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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

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Ustad the Tiger: Cee4life urges NTCA to build a special sanctuary for special tigers

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Sybelle Foxcroft, founder Director at Cee4life, has sent a proposal to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in India to undertake the building of a special sanctuary, one that is humane and one where dangerous Tigers can live without the fear of predating on humans, or revenge attacks on them. Cee4life, an

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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

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