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Ah the communal joys of citizen action, organized to block the transport of highly radioactive materials through sleepy German towns...

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Activist warns of commercial exploitation, increasing man-animal conflicts

The state government has decided to limit the Gir Sanctuary area, deleting 11 villages on its periphery and converting them to revenue land. This comes in the wake of a previous effort to create an extended Gir by increasing the boundaries to accommodate


SAVING INDIA’S PRIDE

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

While the Nawab of Junagadh was among the first to bring in regulations to protect lions in the 19th century, the idea first came from Ashoka the Great in 257 B.C. Today, the lions' only home in the wild in Asia is around the Girnar mountain, which is also the site of early Ashoka edicts. From Mahavir to Buddha and from Ashoka


Non-violence in Lion Kingdom

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

Inscriptions At The Rock Edict In Girnar Give An Insight Into The Mind Of Ashoka

Frown on animal slaughter
Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, has caused this Dhamma edict to be written. Here (in my domain) no living beings are to be slaughtered or offered in sacrifice. Nor should festivals be held, for Beloved-of-the-Gods, King


The Climate Issue

Posted by: Kavya on

 

What is Climate Change? Climate Change is the change in climatic conditions due to external influences one of them of course being Global Warming. Our planet has gone through various stages of change over billions of years, but the changes seen in the last 40 years have been far more drastic and impacting than the last 200