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Conservation plan chalked out after 150 vultures spotted in Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve
Down to Earth

Authorities in Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) have started planning for conservation of vultures after 150 of the birds were sighted recently in the protected area. VTR director Hemkant Roy said his team had identified 150 vultures in different ranges of the reserve during February-March. “After that, it was decided to move ahead with vultu more....

Salt water crocodile sanctuary in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to be reduced by 60 per cent
The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: The Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has approved the proposal to reduce the boundary of Salt Water Crocodile Sanctuary in Andaman and Nicobar Islands by nearly 60 per cent. The sanctuary declared in 1981 is spread over 100 sq.km and lies adjacent to the famous Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park. But, now the s more....

Smuggler held with leopard claws, teeth
Hindustan Times

The forest department, along with the wildlife crime control bureau (WCCB), arrested one person for illegally smuggling and selling a bag of leopard claws and teeth at Delhi’s Kashmere interstate bus terminus (ISBT) on Friday. Aditya Madanpotra, deputy conservator of forests (north division), said, acting on a tip-off, the team -- projecting the more....

Only 30% cremations done with eco-friendly options in 14 months
The Times of India

Nagpur: A majority of families in the city still opt for traditional firewood cremations over eco-friendly last rites. Of the 16 crematoriums in the city, six have LPG, diesel and briquette facility for performing the last rites. Data procured from Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) revealed that the city used 73.85 lakh kg firewood for cremations more....

Ganga pollution: River engineer points out lapses in sewage treatment system in Varanasi
The Times of India

VARANASI: Noted river engineer Prof. UK Chowdhary on Thursday wrote a letter to the chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) pointing out some lapses in the existing sewage treatment system for removing pollution from the Ganga and its tributaries Assi and Varuna. “Since I was included in the virtual meet on the issues related to t more....

Plea to initiate action against polluting industries
The Hindu

Members of Perundurai Sipcot Affected People Welfare Association have urged the State government to initiate action against polluting industries functioning on Sipcot premises and also provide adequate compensation to the farmers whose lands were acquired for establishing the industrial estate. In a petition submitted to Siva. V. Meyyanathan, Mi more....

Air pollution helps Covid cause more chaos: Researchers
The New Indian Express

CHENNAI: In a first-of-its-kind study, Indian researchers have found a correlation between air pollution, the spread of Covid-19, and resulting deaths. Chennai, among major metropolitan cities that reported the most Covid-19 cases, had the highest PM2.5 emission load. The study, titled ‘Establishing a link between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) more....

Red squirrels and pine martens could lose protection in UK review, say experts
The Guardian

Legal protections for wildlife and plants in the UK are set for a review that could result in some important species losing their entitlement to sp ecial status, ecology experts have told the Guardian. Adders, slow worms, water voles, mountain hares, pine martens and red squirrels are among the species experts have warned could be affected, afte more....

Beavers set to be released in London as part of urban rewilding
The Guardian

Beavers are set to be released in London in the UK’s most significant urban reintroduction, the Guardian can reveal. It is hoped the rodents, which went extinct in the UK 400 years ago after being hunted for their fur and an oil they produce, will be brought to a site in Tottenham. While most of the north London area is built-up – and the hom more....

Measly Rs 1.46 cr: Cost for years of damage to Ramsar site East Kolkata Wetlands
Down to Earth

The cost of damage caused by garbage dumping and contamination of the 55-acre East Kolkata Wetlands, a Ramsar site, is Rs 1.46 crore, according to a joint report by state and central government agencies. The calculation is riddled with anomalies and the actual cost is much higher, Nilanjan Ghosh, an environmental economist and director of the Ko more....

Tamil Nadu environment control minister warns against polluting water bodies
The Times of India

COIMBATORE: State environment and pollution control minister Siva V Meyyanathan has warned against dumping of medical waste and debris in water bodies. Meyyanathan who held a review meeting with officials in Coimbatore on Friday instructed the officials of the state pollution control board to ensure that the medical waste and construction debris w more....


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