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28 per cent drop in ‘critically endangered’ vulture population in Raigad district
The Indian Express

A RECENT survey by the forest department and Mahad-based conservation NGO, Society of Ecoendangered Species Conservation and Protection or Seescap, has found a substantial decrease in the vulture population in Raigad district, one of their natural abodes in the state. From 347 in February 2019, the population of the long-billed and white-backed more....

Decapitated body of mugger crocodile found in Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary
Down to Earth

The decapitated body of a three-feet-long Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) was found on July 4, 2021 on the banks of River Mahanadi near Binikei temple within Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary in Odisha‘s Angul district. The incident left forest officials and environmentalists shocked. The crocodile died a few days ago, according to Suvendu Behera more....

‘In 2020, wildlife board cleared land diversion for 48 projects’
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), an apex body which takes a call on use of land from different conservation areas for development activities, had approved diversion of around 1,792 hectares — an area equal to the size of 3,349 football fields — of wildlife habitat for 48 projects in 2020, the year of the pandemic which severely re more....

Tigers try to reclaim lost habitat in Telangana forests
The Times of India

HYDERABAD: In what seems like a scene straight out of the latest Bollywood potboiler ‘Sherni’ that deals with man-animal conflict in India, tigers in Telangana’s Kumuram Bheem Asifabad district are trying hard to reclaim their territory, even as villagers continue to encroach the wild cats’ habitat. Villagers confirmed multiple sightings in the de more....

Retired Conservator of Forests drives plantation of 50 lakh saplings in Odisha's Mayurbhanj
The New Indian Express

BHUBANESWAR: A former PCCF (Wildlife) Ajay Mahapatra is on a mission to improve the green cover of Mayurbhanj’s elephant corridor. Concerned over the depleting greenery, he has roped in three private agencies to launch a massive plantation drive in the district this month. Mahapatra is guiding three organisations - Life Academy of Vocational S more....

Plastic removed from Kabini backwaters
The Hindu

A large amount of plastic waste accumulated in the Kabini backwaters was removed in a special drive by the Forest Department, on Sunday. They were joined by nearly 150 volunteers including representatives from NGOs like Namma Mysuru Foundation, Friends of Wildlife, among others in the drive. The focus was on the Kabini backwaters falling unde more....

GVMC Rs 73 crore plan to boost air quality gets govt’s nod
The Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: The revised annual development plan of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) for ambient air quality improvement has got the approval of the state government. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 13 cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh as non-attainment cities for not meeting national ambient air q more....

Dust, fuel combustion among Delhi’s chief summer pollutants, finds stud
Hindustan Times

Breaking down the suspended particulate matter of the size of 2.5 microns or PM2.5 — the primary air pollutant in Delhi — into three components, a new study by Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kanpur has identified dust, solid fuel combustion, vehicular emissions, garbage burning and cooking as some the leading sources of pollution in the Capit more....

Air pollution: Over 4,000 deaths in Hyderabad linked to PM2.5 exposure
The New Indian Express

HYDERABAD: Nearly 4,157 people in Hyderabad die prematurely every year due to Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), stroke and lung cancer, all caused by exposure to Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5), a type of contaminant that causes air pollution. In fact, across India, up to 5.4 lakh persons die prematurely more....

Maharashtra joins 200 international states to fight climate change
The Indian Express

Maharashtra has joined the 200-odd global states and regions fighting climate change in collaborationg with Under-2, an international non-profit organization working in climate mitigation. Aaditya Thackeray, state minister for Environment, announced Maharashtra’s entry and its future efforts towards becoming a climate-resilient state. He said more....

New plant recorded in India is invasive weed elsewhere
The Hindu

It is unclear how the Strobilanthes reptans struck roots in Arunachal Pradesh This is one find the botanists involved wish they had never had to record. Strobilanthes reptans appears ornamental. But it has earned the Indian tag with the reputation of being an invasive weed in the Indo-Pacific islands. Jatindra Sarma had come across this plan more....

Telangana: Record one million saplings planted in one hour in Adilabad
The Times of India

HYDERABAD: Over 30,000 members of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) participated in the Green India Challenge, now in its fourth year, plant a record one million saplings in one hour in Adilabad. Founder of Green India Challenge and Rajya Sabha MP, Joginipally Santosh Kumar, Telangana state minister for forests, environment and science and technolog more....


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