Category: Environment & Forest

Bhopal has gone through 34 years of continuous disaster

Prakash Pillai Thirty-four years after world’s worst industrial holocaust, Madhya Pradesh and Union governments still mulling ways to dispose poisonous Carbide waste & undertake remedial measures to treat ground water contamination. Victims of Bhopal Gas Disaster, their families and offspring are still suffering— there is no long-term healthcare or economic rehabilitation for them. Barring a

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Environment protection must for survival of human kind: Patanjali Jha

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: “We must protect our environment and ensure water and soil conservation otherwise our very existence will be in danger” said noted organic and vertical farming expert Patanjali Jha. Jha, who is posted as Principal Director Income Tax (Investigation) at Bhopal, is a keen environment enthusiast. Giving a talk on “Environment Protection” to

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The man-eater tigress of Yavatmal and its end

 Vinay Varman The circumstances also suggest that the decision to destroy the tiger was made in advance, and the claim that she was killed in self-defence does not hold water. The shooter given the task was traveling on top of a jeep, and experienced forest officers know that no tiger would attack a jeep. Likewise,

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Tiger warrior rubbishes “Unchaining Tiger Tourism”

Sybelle Foxcroft Some of the dead tiger cubs found when the Tiger Temple was raided by Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP). At this time, some writers of the report “Unchaining Tiger Tourism” were working inside the Tiger Temple and their own tigers were being slaughtered by the killers. Opinion – Without bias I just

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Why white tigers should not be released in wild habitats

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. – Galileo Galilei Suhas Kumar There is a section of conservationists who treat animals as commodities. They want to conserve species in order to earn money from them. While there are many others, including me, who believe

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Approval for Trans Mountain pipeline project violates obligation to protect endangered orcas: Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal

Ashok Anand Vancouver: In a significant decision on Thursday (30 August 2018) the Federal Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the federal government’s approval of the project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered orcas under the Species at Risk Act. This ruling is a critical win for communities that stand to be affected by

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The Rise and fall of the Emerald Tigers by Raghu Chundawat

Ashok Anand Raghu Chundawat is a renowned conservation biologist whose main studies have been on snow leopards and tigers. Raghu’s pioneering ten-year research on the Panna tigers was  immortalized by BBC in the documentary – Tigers of the Emerald Forest. Raghu’s book on tiger of Panna – The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers –

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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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Himalayan tahrs roasted alive in forest fire

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: A large population of  the endangered Tahrs has been roasted alive in raging forest fires in Uttarakhand Experts are asking pertinent questions in the wake of the Tehri disaster. Those in knowledgeable circles want to know what caused porosity, fragmentation of consolidated forest canopy and loss of growing stock leading to

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9 die in police firing in TN

Newsroom24x7 Network Chennai: At least nine persons died and a number of others were injured when police opened fire on a violent mob protesting against Sterlite Copper, a unit of Vedanta Limited, at Tuticorin on Tuesday (22 May 2018). People have been demanding and agitating for the closure of Stellite Copper 400,000 metric tonne per

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Tragedy hits Kanha

Newsroom24x7 Network During a thunderstorm around 4.30 pm in the core area of Kanha Tiger Reserve on Monday (21 May 2018), lightening struck a Patrolling Camp cum Wireless base Station at Machadadar of Kanha Range. Wireless operator Shravan Yadav lost his life after being hit by lightening. Ashish Padwar, a forest guard, who was also

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After Salman khan’s conviction and bail; Now its time to look beyond the blackbuck poaching case

Lalit Shastri Bollywood actor Salman Khan was sentenced 5 years in jail by a trial court in Jodhpur on 5 April 2018 for killing two blackbuks in 1998 under Section 51 of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 (WLPA) which deals with penalty for hunting a Schedule 1 animal. Today (7 April 2018) Khan was granted

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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail, fined 10k

Newsroom24x7 Network Jodhpur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today lodged in the Jodhpur Central jail after a court here sentenced him to five years in jail under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in October 1998. Salman has been sentenced a five-year jail term and a fine of Rs 10,000.

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