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Residents Fight For Mangroves In Mumbai

January 20, 2010: Millat Nagar in Andheri West in Mumbai was once a lush stretch of mangroves. Between 1999-2002, approximately 50,000 truckloads of debris and an upcoming golf course and villa scheme destroyed the 500 acre mangrove forest.

Himalayan Controversy

January 19, 2010: Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia on the Himalayan Controversy
The champagne bottles are being uncorked. Climate skeptics are in full cry in India, with the Himalayan glacier story criticising the IPCC report hitting the airwaves. The original IPCC report stated that the total area of Himalayan glaciers would likely shrink from 500,000 sq.…

Year of Tiger Poses Danger For Big Cats

January 19, 2010: The Chinese Year of the Tiger is shaping up as anything but a celebration for one of the world’s most magnificent animals. India is reporting an abrupt increase in the number of tigers killed by poachers who feed China’s insatiable appetite for wild tiger parts. 

Price Fixing – Why It Is Important to Put A Price On Nature

January 18, 2010: The insight that nature provides services to mankind is not a new one. In 360BC Plato remarked on the helpful role that forests play in preserving fertile soil; in their absence, he noted, the land was turned into desert, like the bones of a wasted body.  

Ivory Age Test is Key to Trade Ban

January 3, 2010 Elephant News: Police will for the first time be able to prove whether ivory on sale is illegal after a Scottish expert developed a technique to establish its age.

Train Kills 4 Elephants in Assam

January 3, 2010 Elephant News (Source: Times News Network): A train mowed down four elephants, including a pregnant jumbo, amid fog in the Karbi Anglong district, Guwahati around 1.30 am on Saturday.

Locals Sliced Flesh Off Dead Jumbos

January 3, 3009 Elephant News: By dawn, thousands of villagers had sliced away chunks of flesh off the carcasses of the four elephants mowed down by a train in the Karbi Anglong district, Guwahati early on Saturday.

Somalia at Copenhagen

December 16, 2009 Climate Change and Somalia: People from around the globe are fighting tooth and nail to solve the climate crisis but in the absence of visionary political leaders, the future appears bleak.

Kids for Tiger's Update

December 16, 2009: Kids for Tigers (KFT), Mumbai and St. Xavier's College collaborated to put up a stall at their premises on December 15, 2009. Students actively participated and were keen to know about the connection between water supply and our forests.

Fiddling While The Planet Burns

December 15, 2009 Copenhagen Update: We are uploading this detailed communication from Malini Mehra, Centre for Social Markets to give Sanctuary followers an idea of the confusing circumstances that prevail at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.