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The Return Of The Ganga

Expected to be a tenacious, action-provoking film – the stuff that conservation ideals are made of – the film ‘Return of the Ganga’ is out to convert the one-billion-strong population of India into activists fighting to save the country’s most vital lifeline, the Ganga. The team responsible for this massive undertaking is in need of funding and is running a campaign for the same.

Nandhour Deserves Wildlife Sanctuary Status

October 2012: In December 2011, the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) took up the issue of notification of the Nandhour landscape, lying between the Gola and Sharada rivers in Uttarakhand, and which is a key part of the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), as a wildlife sanctuary.

No More Coal!

October 2012: With the majority of her coal reserves lying under the last remaining forests in India, coal mining is one of the largest threats facing Central India’s biodiversity today. These destructive projects are being approved and expanded at a terrible pace, and the ecologies they damage are reaching a tipping point.

Tourism In Tiger Reserves

August 2012: The Supreme Court of India, by way of an interim order, has banned tourism in the core areas of national parks and sanctuaries in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed.

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,…

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