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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

Wildlife Conservation Workshop Held By The Wildlife Institute Of India

February 12, 2010: Indra Mohan reports on the wildlife conservation workshop held by the Wildlife Institude of India (WII) in Ramnagar.

Tiger Skin Seized In Nepal

February 11, 2010: Before the onset of the year of the Tiger which begins next week, Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) intelligence led to the seizure of a tiger skin (sub adult) yesterday afternoon along with three people with the support of Nepal police at Dhangadi, farwest Nepal.

NOAA Launches New Climate Web Site

February 11, 2010: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration unveiled a new Web site that will serve as a single point-of-entry for the agency's climate information, data, products and services. This climate portal will provide information about the impacts of climate on nearly every aspect of our lives from agriculture…

Environment Minister’s Decision On Bt Brinjal Welcome, Scientifically Sound, But Sketchy And Legally Weak

February 10, 2010: The decision of the Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C), Mr. Jairam Ramesh, to place a moratorium on the clearance accorded by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), to the environmental release of the Bt brinjal variety developed by M/s Mahyco (an Indian seed company with substantial investment from US multinational, Monsanto) is without…

Big Cat Ad Strikes Urban Chord

February 10, 2010: Thousands Join Campaign To Save Dwindling Tiger Population by Prithvijit Mitra & Arnab Ganguly | TNN, Kolkata: Never before has a four-digit figure stirred so many emotions and caused such serious concern. For wildlife enthusiasts and those not so acquainted with conservation issues, 1,411 is now a figure of shame and worry.