Category: Environment & Forest

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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Think Tank “Soch Aur Samwad” focuses attention on water crisis

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: “Soch Aur Samwad” – A think tank spearheaded by a group of leading ladies in the State capital – organised a brainstroming session at Bhojpur Club here on Friday, 7 June 2019, to address the issue of water.  The marathon discussion revolved around the theme “Boond Boond Jindagi, Jeevan Amrit” (life in

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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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Appeal for Tigers: Stop this video, Ban this video

Newsroom24x7 Network A video showcasing the notorious and infamous Tiger Temple of Thailand, dubbed with a specially created soundtrack – a song in Hindi that talks of the “land of the Buddha” is doing the rounds of the social media. The gullible, the ignorant and those who just live on the surface are falling into

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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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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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