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Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate acquits journalists, holds UPL and GPCB guilty of inaction and failure to protect environment

Acquitting all three journalists in the United Phosphorous Ltd (UPL) vs. Ramoji Rao defamation case, Mumbai Metropolitan Magistrate, Shri K G Paldewar observed that ‘G.P.C.B. is guilty of total inaction in taking effective steps for protecting or improving the environment’. He also observed that it was ‘apparently clear that UPL was discharging non-treated toxic effluent through an illegal outlet which finally…

Sanctuary Workshop With Gerry Martin On Snake Rescue, Management And Conflict

Sanctuary’s Mud On Boots Project collaborates with The Gerry Martin Project to conduct a hands on snake management workshop in Hunsur.

Bird Feared Extinct Rediscovered In The Bahamas

One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama.

Disregarded Environmental Policy Played Its Part In Kerala Deluge

Kerala’s battle with incessant rainfall and disastrous floods, was a calamity not only generated by an overactive Southwest Monsoon season but also by sheer ignorance towards environmental concerns.

Oil Spill Spreads Across India’s Western Coast

Solidified lumps of crude oil, known as “tar balls” have been reported spreading across the coast of Southern Gujarat.

Wildlife Top Brass Leads Community Interaction In Dhuntur, Karnataka

Karnataka’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) visits Dunthur village to tackle growing problem of Human-Elephant Conflict and interact with the community of afflicted farmers.

Sanctuary Celebrates Playback Free Week

Come join us as we celebrate ''Playback Free Week' starting August 13, 2018.  Say no to playback and yes to responsible birding! 

Journalists Exonerated of Defamation Charges Filed by United Phosphorus Ltd. After 22 Years

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the Mumbai Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court acquitted, Mr. Ramoji Rao, Editor and media entrepreneur, Mr. Shailendra Yashwant, Independent photo-journalist and Mr. Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia/Sanctuary Features (then Divisions of Advertising Concessionaires Pvt. Ltd.) of all charges in a defamation suit filed against them in May 1996 by United Phosphorous Ltd. (UPL)…

Four Poachers Arrested In Assam

Four poachers were arrested on account of alleged involvement in rhino shootings in Assam.

Pangolin Survival Imperiled: China Pushes Exports On Traditional Medicines

Pangolins, critically endangered and the world’s most trafficked animals, face risk of extinction as China plans to expand its exports in traditional medicine.