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Earthquake Research Sends Tremors Through Tiger Forests

August 2012: A proposed plan for earthquake research in the core areas of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve has both shocked and appalled conservationists across India.

Declare Sigur As An Elephant Corridor

April 2012: The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) is one of the most important regions in India for the survival of the tiger and the elephant. Over 6,000 pachyderms (the world’s largest Asian elephant population), survive here alongside around 400 tigers. The value of this landscape is that it is the point of contact between the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats that links the Himalaya…

Climate, Water And Wildlife Threatened – The Alaknanda-Badrinath Hydro Electric Project

February 2012: When a project that was rejected twice by a Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) in May 2011 and again in October 2011 and that was recommended against by a Ministry of Environment and Forests commissioned study by the Wildlife Institute of India, is approved by the Environment Minister, Jayanti Natarajan, something is clearly not right.

Save The Indian Bustard Campaign

February 10, 2012: Why This Is Important – Less than 30 Great Indian Bustards survive in Kutch and this could be the last call to save them.  The Bustards are on the verge of extinction due to loss of habitat.  Sign the petition to ask Shri. Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat to immediately protect their habitat.

Destruction Of The Karbi Hills Landscape

December 11, 2011: Dear all, The Karbi hills are integral to the Kaziranga Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve and The East and North Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuaries together constitute the 16th Important Bird Area (IBA) of Assam. The two Wildlife Sanctuaries are Biodiversity Rich Locations identified through Global and National Priority Setting Exercises and are Sites identified by the…

Chandaka: Elephant Refugees in Their Own Land

October 2011: The Chandaka-Dampada Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa was created in 1982 to provide refuge to a population of elephants that was an extension of the Satkosia-Aathgarh-Kapilas population. However, the elephants are being increasingly isolated due to the anthropogenic pressures that are tearing their home apart. The sanctuary (175 sq. km.), home to leopards and other wildlife,…

Damming Jammu And Kashmir Kishenganga Project In Gurez Valley

August, 2011: An poshi teli yeli wan poshi."  (Food lasts till forests last.) – Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA), 14th Century Sufi Mystic from Kashmir

Local Support For A Tiger Reserve At Mhadei

August 2, 2011: Dear Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Digamber Kamat,

 

We are writing to you in support of the request from the Ministry of Environment and Forests to the State Government of Goa to expedite and send the proposal for a tiger reserve at Mhadei.

Sikkim Under Attack

June 2011: The tiny eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, known for its stunning forest vistas and amazing biodiversity, is under threat from the cumulative impacts of close to 30 large hydroelectric projects. While several are already under construction or completed, many more are at various stages of clearance.

Road Through The Neora Valley National Park

April 2011: The Neora Valley National Park is one of the last remaining hill forests of the Eastern Himalaya. However, as in many other parts of the country, a proposed road through the park could soon result in its tranquility being lost forever.

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