Category: Environment & Forest

Central Indian Highlands: Status of the tiger habitat and the ecosystem – World Wetlands Day

Newsroom24x7 Network Click here for World Wetlands Day event CREW, a not for profit registered organisation, is organising an event in February 2018 to mark the release of a documentary on the Central Indian Highlands – a region that for thousands of years has remained an ideal habitat for tigers – a grand specie now

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Trophy hunting: British Columbia brings an end to grizzly bear hunt

Newsroom24x7 Network Victoria: The British Columbia government is bringing an end to the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, announced on 18 December. The population of grizzly bears in British Columbia is

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World’s largest beach cleanup suspended after volunteers were heckled and abused by goons

Newsroom24x7 Network https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FUNEP%2Fvideos%2F10156029473470712%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Mumbai: UN Environment Champion of the Earth Afroz Shah, who initiated and has continued to cleanup the Versova beach here without break for more than two years, was forced to suspend the world’s largest beach cleanup on (Sunday 19 November, 2017) after Volunteers were heckled and abused by goons for picking up garbage, and

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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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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival recognizes the best Wildlife and Nature Media for 2017

Newsroom24x7 Network JACKSON, Wyo( USA): The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has announced the 2017 finalists for its 15th biennial film competition, an event that is considered to be the “Oscars of nature filmmaking.” Winners will be revealed at the Grand Teton Awards Gala in Jackson, Wyo. on Thursday, 28 September 2017. The awards are

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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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In India: Companies are pocketing thousands of crore at the cost of National Biodiversity Fund

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Former Member Secretary Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board and retired Indian Forest Service Officer Dr. Ramgopal Soni has responded to the news story titled: “At what cost India is encouraging the rising export of medicinal herbs?” published by Newsroom24x7 yesterday (21 July 2017) by stating that commercial utilisation and export of herbal

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Wild species getting extinct in Bharatpur National Park

Umashankar Mishra New Delhi: Over a span of five decades, eight mammal species have become locally extinct in Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, a study has revealed. Many species of wild animals including tiger, leopard, black buck, smooth-coated otter, leopard cat, Indian fox and Hanuman langur have become locally extinct in the last fifty years

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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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Public programmes will begin in Madhya Pradesh with plantation of saplings and “Kanya Poojan” (girl worship) ceremony: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal/Amarkantak: Inaugurating a massive plantation Campaign along the Narmada river, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that public programmes in the State will begin with plantation of saplings and Kanya Poojan (girl worship) ceremony. The chief minister said that entire state is fulfilling the commitment to enrich greenery around Maa

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“Biodiversity Management Committees can be empowered through Access Benefit Sharing to protect and conserve the ecosystem”

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Secretary Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, R Sreenivasa Murthy, today emphasised that conservation objecties can be achieved to a large extent by strengthening the network of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) and through Access Benefit Sharing, which is a key provision of the Biological Diversity Act

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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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Rio Tinto’s Exit from India: Did Tigers Trump Diamonds?

In declining approvals to Rio Tinto, prima facie, the Environment Ministry deemed tiger habitat more precious that the diamonds underneath. For once, biodiversity concerns trumped the ‘development rhetoric’. But, did they? – Divya Narain                                            

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