Biodiversity

Government launches wildlife action plan

4/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

After integrating climate change into wildlife planning, putting greater thrust on wildlife health management and poaching, increasing public outreach ...

SECURE Himalaya Project

4/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Union Government had launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land an ...

State Forest Policy of Himachal Pradesh

3/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The State Forest Policy of 1980 was to meet the peculiar forestry situations within the State (Department of Forest Farming and Conservation, 1980). T ...

Centre notifies wetland rules

2/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

In a major decision, the union environment ministry notified the new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 which prohibit a range of activi ...

Nalanda model of water conservation

15/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south central Bihar, has been selected for the national a ...

Biodiversity hotspots in Goa

14/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

BirdLife International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to th ...

Action plan for Pampa conservation

25/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A seven-point action plan for the conservation of pampa has been chalked out. The document, named Pampa Declaration, delineates a comprehensive plan t ...

Himachal Pradesh launches artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation

6/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Himachal Pradesh fisheries department has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish. Unde ...

Reclamation will cause ecological damage to Vembanad

11/4/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has held the CPT(Cochin Port Trust) responsible for CRZ violations ...

Chilika lagoon

7/4/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Odisha government is pushing for massive infrastructure improvement around the Chilika lagoon. IPE Global, which has been asked to prepare a touri ...

Animal welfare board

26/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF), will n ...

Green nod to nuclear research project suspended by NGT

23/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal has suspended the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) ...

Tiruvannamalai project

7/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A two-member expert committee submitted its report on Tiruvannamalai Girivalam Path Widening Project to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) Southern B ...

Two endangered plant species spotted

4/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Two critically endangered impatiens plant species are spotted on the peripheries of the Eravikulam National Park. The newly discovered species include ...

Seemai karuvelam trees

2/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to enact a law with prohibitory and penal clauses within two months to eradicate seemai karuv ...

Illegal trade of turtle

28/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

There has been a strengthening of smuggling network in India which leads to the increase in illegal trade and export of tortoises and freshwater turtl ...

Nesting of olive ridley turtles

26/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A record-breaking mass nesting by 3.8 lakh endangered olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) took place at the Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganja ...

Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve

26/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

There is strong criticism going around because National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) granted permission to the widening of a road that falls in the buffe ...

UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival

18/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival was held at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Sairopa, Himachal Pradesh from February 11th to 12th. Th ...

New Ginger species found in Andamans

12/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Isla ...

Rhinoceros: a successful conservation story in India

7/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), population of Indian Rhinoceros increased from 75 in 1905 to over 2,700 by 2012. The In ...

Mesentery

6/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Irish scientists have recently identified a new human organ that has existed in the digestive system for hundreds of years. Named as the mesentery, th ...

Eco-Sensitive Zone

7/12/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Government has issued the final Notification for an Eco-Sensitive Zone area of 59.46 sq kms of which 19.25 sq km is forest land and 40.21 sq km is ...

9 new breeds of indigenous livestock registered

27/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Nine new breeds of indigenous farm animals have been registered by the Karnal-based Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Bureau of Animal ...

Shashi Shekhar Committee

19/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A committee of experts headed by Shashi Shekhar and appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to assess the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplai ...

Kendrapada sheep

14/7/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

‘Kendrapada sheep ' or locally called 'kuji mendha sheep ‘, a threatened breed of sheep found only in coastal Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts o ...

Increase in Tiger Population In Manas

26/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The second survey to monitor Tiger across the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA), which covers Manas National Park (MNP) on the Indian sid ...

Karnala Bird Sanctuary (KBS)

23/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has made a provision of Rs 58 crore to mitigate the impact of widening of a National Highway-17 stretch pa ...

Nilgai declared as Vermin

12/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The environment ministry has declared Nilgai as vermin in state of Bihar. By declaring any animal as vermin will allow state authorities to carry out ...

Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016

7/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Environment Ministry has come up with new draft wetland conservation rules. The Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016 is seek to rep ...

Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme

6/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Haryana government on launched Asia's First 'Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme' at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore. The exercise ...

Bleaching kills off 'third of Great Barrier Reef coral'

5/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Bleaching is destroying great coral reefs in Australia. It is estimated that about one third of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia’ ...

Mahseer fish

23/5/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Himachal Pradesh government has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of golden mahseer. The population of t ...

Himalayan brown bears

21/5/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The J&K Wildlife Department has recorded its first ever sighting of a group of eight Himalayan brown bears in Kargil’s Drass Sector. The sighting is c ...

Great Barrier Reef: 93% of reefs hit by coral bleaching

22/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

According to a recently conducted survey on Great Barrier reef, almost 93% of reefs on the Great Barrier Reef have been hit by coral bleaching. This i ...

South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

18/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Union Cabinet has given its nod for India adopting the statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) which will help in checking ...

Ballast water and invasive species

6/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A recent survey by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, had recorded the presence of as many as 10 invasive species ...

Vultures And NSAID(Non – Steroid Anti- Inflammatory Drug)

4/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

In 2015, The Kerala state government has withdrawn Ketoprofen, a non – steroid anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) used extensively for veterinary purpose ...

Sand-eating tadpoles

2/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A group of scientists discovered sand-eating tadpole in the southern Western Ghats. These tadpole lives in total darkness, until it fully develops int ...

Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve

24/3/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Agasthyamala, a unique and highly divers ecosystem in the Western Ghats has been recognised by the UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. It covers the ...

Sea Turtle Conservation Project

21/2/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project, Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park has collected about 2,000 turtle eggs and shifted ...

Hadesarchaea Microbe

19/2/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A new species of microorganism has been discovered, and it lives several kilometres underneath the surface at 70 degrees Celsius. The new species – Ha ...

Himalayan Griffon

16/2/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Himalayan griffon, also known as Himalayan vulture is spotted by birdwatchers in Goa. The Himalayan griffon was previously believed to belong to the u ...

Wild Pigs Declared Vermin In Uttarakhand For A Year

15/2/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) notified wild pig as vermin for a period of one year in Uttarakhand. This exercise of ...

India adds 112 sq. km. to Mangrove Cover

12/12/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

According to the latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), India has recorded a net increase of 112 sq. km. of mangroves forest. The earlier ...

India’s First Community Reserve for Dolphins

12/10/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

India's first community reserve to protect the endangered dolphins will be set up in the state of West Bengal. The dolphin reserve is proposed to ...

Okhla bird sanctuary

3/9/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Okhla bird sanctuary was in news recently as union government has issued the final notification demarcating the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the bi ...

Report on the future of tropical deforestation

3/9/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington has released a report on the future of tropical deforestation from 2016 - 2050 with and without ca ...

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