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Two Tigers Dead In Four Days In Kaziranga

Febuary 20, 2010: Two tigers have been killed in the Kaziranga National park within just four days, triggering panic among wildlife conservationists.

National Green Tribunal On The Anvil: Jairam Ramesh

February 19, 2009: A bill to constitute a National Green Tribunal to redress environmental-related issues and grievances will be introduced in the next Parliament session, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said.

Navigate A Middle Path, Says Jairam Ramesh

February 19, 2010: The need to adopt an economic growth path that is ecologically sustainable was stressed by Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh while inaugurating a three-day Save Western Ghats meet organised by the Keystone Foundation at Kotagiri on Thursday.

Task Force For Project Elephant Constituted

February 18, 2010: A task force on Project Elephant has been constituted. It will provide detailed recommendations to upgrade the project to bring about a more effective conservation and management of wild as well as captive elephants in India. This will give a fresh impetus to this Project. The Task Force will submit its Report by the end of May 2010.

UN Climate Chief Stepping Down

February 18, 2010: The top United Nations climate change official said today that he has made the “difficult decision” to step down from his position, citing his desire to pursue new opportunities to advance progress on the issue in both the private sector and academia.

Tribals Unite To Green Shahapur Again

February 18, 2010: Proving the power of people-pioneered conservation programmes, the villagers of Shahapur have effectively revived their degraded forests as well their livelihoods. You can read the article on the Times of India website here

NTCA Stops Work On NH-7

February 17, 2010: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a statutory body under the MoEF monitoring tiger reserves in the country ordered that work on the four-laning of National Highway 7 (NH-7) be stopped immediately. Continue reading the original article on the Times of India website

Mining Lobby Stalling Tadoba Buffer

February 17, 2010: The surrounding area of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is to be notified as a buffer zone, a move that will effectively halt all projects in the region. The mining industry is trying to ensure that the notification is not passed. Read the article on the Times of India website

NHAI Begins Work On NH-7, Fells Over 100 Trees

February 13, 2010: While the issue of the controversial four-laning of NH-7 is pending before the Supreme Court for final hearing, the NHAI on January 25 started work on Mansar-Kanhan stretch felling over 100 trees. The story by Vijay Pinjarkar can be read on the Times of India website