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Details Of Press Conference On National Board For Wildlife Meet

March 21, 2010: *On creation of Separate Department for forests and wildlife*

 

*It is not new wine in old bottles, or old wine in old bottles or whatever. We need the specialization to manage and conserve our forests and wildlife. The idea is not to have a top heavy bureaucracy with power concentrated in the centre. It is hoped*

Manmohan Concerned Over Unnatural Deaths Of Tigers

March 20, 2010: Concerned over increasing incidents of unnatural deaths of tigers in various reserves in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to personally take up the matter with State Governments, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday. The Prime Minister expressed his concern during a meeting of the National Board for Wildlife Thursday, Mr. Ramesh told…

Fifth Meeting Of The National Board For Wildlife

March 20, 2010: The Prime Minister chaired the 5th National Board for Wildlife on March 18, 2010. After reviewing progress on the decisions taken in the 4th meeting of the NBWL held on November 1, 2007 and reviewing recent initiatives taken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the 5th meeting arrived at the following major decisions. Read more…

PM Announces New Department Of Wildlife Under The Ministry Of Environment And Forests

March 19, 2010: At the fifth National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) meeting held in New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his capacity as Chairman announced the setting up of a dedicated Department of Wildlife under the charge of Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh. 

Mukherjee To Open Asian Corporate Conference

March 17, 2010 : Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will deliver the opening keynote address at the three-day 20th Asian Corporate Conference being held here from tomorrow by the Washington-based Asia Society. The event is co-organised by the Wall Street Journal and the Confederation of Indian Industry and the theme of the conference is "India: Powering Asia's Ascent".

Experts To Investigate Death Of 300 Whales

March 17, 2010: Experts are meeting to discuss the unprecedented death of more than 300 southern right whales, mostly young calves, in the last five years in the waters off Argentina's Patagonian coast. Read the article on the Guardian website here.

17 Country Meet To Discuss Global Warming

March 17, 2010: The U.S. has called for a 17 country meet at the Major Economies Forum meeting in April this year to discuss climate change with major players such as India and China. Read the original article on the Times of India website

China Zoo Closed Amid Allegations It Harvested Tiger Parts

March 17, 2010: A controversial zoo in China has been closed after a spate of deaths of Siberian tigers whose bones are believed to have been used to make a tonic much prized for boosting virility. One of China’s more outspoken newspapers questioned why the privately run Shenyang Forest Wildlife Zoo in northeastern Liaoning province had been allowed to operate for years despite reports…

Forest Protected Areas Important For Slowing Climate Change

March 17, 2010: A new study, involving scientists from 13 different organizations, universities and research institutions, has determined that forest protection offers one of the most effective, practical, and immediate strategies to combat climate change.

Maharashtra State Board For Wildlife Created

March 17, 2010: The Government of Maharashtra has formed a State Board for Wildlife. Prominent conservation NGOs, the Satpuda Foundation and the BNHS are on the board which was formed under under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister of Maharashtra.