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Student Ecologist Meet, September 24-26, 2009, Bangalore

A bunch of student volunteers are organizing a Young Ecologists Talk & Interact (YETI) conference for students and researchers between September 24 and 26, 2009 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This event is tailored to serve as a friendly and inspiring meeting point for young ecologists to present their work, exchange ideas, participate in stimulating workshops and even consider collaborative efforts…

U.N. Climate Change Summit, September 21, 2009, Copenhagen

During the week of September 21, 2009, nearly 100 heads of state gathered at the United Nations for a meeting on climate change. The meeting was the last opportunity to make much-needed headway on the issue before the crucial climate change summit in Copenhagen in December. India’s environment minister Jairam Ramesh, said that despite accusations from the West that India is an obstacle to international efforts to combat…

The Fifth Bengal Tiger Consultation – Ecosystems, Climate Change and National Development, July 28-29, 2009, New Delhi

This has a somewhat different purpose from the earlier four consultations held in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Having won consensus from a very wide range of people directly involved in protecting wildlife across India, we want to engage the political, administrative and financial systems in the rationale behind wanting to save ecosystems. We want to demonstrate that reigning in climate change is best done by…

Badlaav 2009 – Be the Change, the Indian Youth Summit on Climate Change, July 18-23, 2009, New Delhi

Badlaav 2009 – Be the Change! is a youth summit on climate change taking place in New Delhi, India from July 18 through to July 23, 2009. Organised by the Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), this summit will bring together hundreds of youth from across the country on the issue of climate change. Grounded in a social justice framework, and informed by the Millennium Development Goals, Badlaav 2009 participants can…

The Fourth Bengal Tiger Consultation, May 4-5, 2009, Chennai

The Fourth Bengal Tiger Consultation, organised by Sanctuary Asia with support from the Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bengal Tiger Line and the Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), will be held in Chennai at the SICCI.



The Third Bengal Tiger Consultation, February 19-20, 2009, Kolkatta

“What did you do to try and save the tiger?” To our absolute shame, that is the question our children will surely ask if we allow the national animal to fade away. A group of strong-minded individuals and organisations is determined not to let the situation come to that. The Bengal Tiger Consultations are part of an initiative that seeks to unite all elements of Indian society behind the undertaking of saving the…

The Royal Bengal Tiger – Last and Final Call, October 18-19, 2008, New Delhi

On October 18 and 19, 2008, prominent wildlifers, concerned politicians and bureaucrats, lodge owners, scientists, journalists, forest officers, teachers, students, plus a host of concerned individuals will meet at the Shri Ram School in Delhi to discuss the fate of the tiger and the linked fate of India.

WCT-Sanctuary Tiger Workshop, June 18-19, 2008, Mumbai

Sanctuary, along with the Wildlife Conservation Trust, organised a series of working sessions involving senior forest officials and NGOs from Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh at the Yacht Club, Gateway of India, Mumbai on June 18-19, 2008.

Illegal ivory trade rising

Fewer than 150 elephants remain in Vietnam’s forests and the illegal wildlife trade is further decimating populations. Though trade in ivory is banned in the country, loopholes in the law permit shops to sell tusks obtained prior to the ban.

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