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Dr. Rajendra Pachauri's Speech at Copenhagen

December 7, 2009: Copenhagen Update – Speech by Dr. Rajendra Pachauri at COP 15/CMPS at Copenhagen, Denmark


It is a great privilege for me to address this august gathering at the beginning of a historically important meeting, which we hope would lead to action – action which is required urgently on the basis of scientific…

High Court Upholds Elephants’ Right Of Passage In Nilgiris; Orders Demolition Of Commercial Establishments In Elephant Corridors

December 8, 2009, Chennai: The Madras High Court has banned all construction activities in the proposed elephant corridors covering all bottlenecks connecting Segur Plateau and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve – part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

December 7, 2009: Opening Address by H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.


Ladies and gentlemen, excellencies, engaged people of the world. Welcome to Denmark. Welcome to Copenhagen. Welcome to two weeks where we are to perform, what is most difficult in…

Bill McKibben Reports From Copenhagen

December 7, 2009 Bill McKibben reports from Copenhagen: We know many of you are busy preparing for this weekend's vigils, and we know you're all hearing a lot about the climate talks in Copenhagen. But since we're all working on the same team, we wanted to give you an inside/outside sense of all that's happening in one of the more important weeks in the history of…

Malini Mehra on Copenhagen

December 5, 2009 Copenhagen Update: Hopenhagen. India’s opening gambit for the Copenhagen climate summit is now clear. Renamed ‘Hopenhagen’ for the duration of the UN climate summit starting next week, the Danish capital will now receive an Indian delegation with a target and a plan.

Sanctuary RBS Wildlife Awards Completes A Decade

December 2, 2009: Lifetime Service Award conferred upon Mr.Brijendra Singh, synonymous with the Corbett Tiger Reserve, for his outstanding contribution to Wildlife Conservation. It’s the 10th year of Sanctuary-RBS Wildlife Awards, a time to honour…

Kolkatta vulnerable to climate change, says report

November 12, 2009: In a recent report, Kolkatta has been identified as the fourth city in Asia most vulnerable to climate change after Dhaka, Manila and Jakarta.

Churches to ask for a strong climate deal on December 13

November 12, 2009: The World Council of Churches has directed its churches around the world to ring their bells 350 on December 13 to coincide with the climate negotiations being held in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7 – 18, 2009.

Australia and India to work together

November 12, 2009: Australia has pledged to invest over $70 million in the energy, agriculture and environment sectors in India.

Poachers arrested for trafficking wildlife articles to China and Tibet

November 9, 2009: In a heartening move, seven people have been arrested for the illegal trafficking of wildlife parts into China and Tibet. Among the seized goods were two tiger skins, two leopard skins and some body parts.