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Conservation meets traditional art - with corporate help (With Images)


April 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Conservation and wildlife are meeting the arts and traditional crafts of India to spread a powerful green message in the country. And the movement is ... Read more...

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Assam’s one-horned rhino population rises by 250


April 9th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A census of one-horned rhinos at the renowned Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam recorded an increase of almost 250 animals over a three-year period.The last ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Bhutan joins regional campaign to save Himalayas


September 28th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Bhutan has joined a regional campaign which aims to raise awareness about the vulnerability of the Himalayan ecosystem and encourage responsible tourism, an NGO said.The ... Read more...

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Garbage girl in a new clean cause


August 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 17 (IANS) She might be known as the 'garbage girl' of the mountains but her intentions are unquestionably clean.British national Jodie Underhill, 35, is pledged to ... Read more...

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1,500 gharials born in a fortnight


June 5th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 5 (IANS) At least 1,500 ghariyals were born on a river bank in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district in the last fortnight, an official statement said Sunday.The statement said ... Read more...

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Earth Hour a phenomenon in cyber space


March 24th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Earth Hour is become a phenomenon in the cyber space as more people are coming forward to pledge for the cause of the Earth ... Read more...

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India to switch off lights at Earth Hour


March 15th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) As the clock strikes 8.30 p.m. March 26, the night lights will go off across India for an hour when the country, along with over ... Read more...

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Delhiites go on cyclothon to raise eco-awareness


March 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Around a hundred people, including students and corporate executives, took part in a cyclothon in the capital Sunday in a run up to the Earth ... Read more...

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Three WWF female officials kidnapped by Bodo militants in Assam ‘released’


February 9th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Three female wildlife officials, who were abducted along with their male colleagues, in Assam have reportedly been released.The Assam police have however said, that the abductors have ... Read more...

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Clean energy to power the globe by 2050: Report


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Energy needs around the world could be met more cleanly, renewably and economically by the year 2050, a report by the World Wide Fund (WWF) said Thursday.Titled ... Read more...

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Two rhinos translocated to Manas in Assam


January 6th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Two female Indian rhinos - a mother and a juvenile - have been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam under the aegis ... Read more...

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NGO concerned over elephant deaths on railway tracks


September 15th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 15 (IANS) A leading NGO working for wildlife Wednesday alleged that the authorities' failure to implement recommendations by an expert panel has led to an increase in elephant deaths on ... Read more...

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Ladakh Confluence Brings Musicians From Across The World


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Music knows no boundaries! Now, it has reached the 11,500 feet high, mountainous region of Ladakh. The second edition of the Ladakh Confluence is going to take ... Read more...

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The ‘garbage girl’ gets ‘Green Hero’ award


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) The 'garbage girl' of the mountains will get a 'green' award at an environment film festival to be held in the Himachal Pradesh state capital next month, an ... Read more...

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Campaign launched for responsible tourism in Himalayas


June 4th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Seeking to encourage tour operators and tourists to adopt better practices for disposal of waste in the Himalayas and protect the fragile ecosystem, the World Wide Fund ... Read more...

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Government notifies Ganges dolphin as national aquatic animal


May 18th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The critically-endangered Ganges river dolphin has been notified as India's national aquatic animal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. "By giving the sub-species the national aquatic animal status, ... Read more...

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BSES joins hands with WWF to observe Earth Hour


March 25th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Private power company BSES Thursday said it has joined hands with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to observe Earth Hour Saturday when all lights ... Read more...

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Maneka Gandhi slams new clauses in Wildlife Act 1942


February 25th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 25 (ANI): Noted animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has slammed the Wildlife Protection Act 1942, including the proposed new clauses, and termed it the worst Wildlife ... Read more...

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Superior techniques needed for accurate tiger census, says forest official


February 18th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Garo Hills (Meghalaya), Feb 18 (ANI): With unofficial estimates of the tiger population in India being as low as 1,100-1,200, forest officials in Meghalaya have called for the availability of advanced techniques ... Read more...

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Record sighting of migratory ducks at Himachal’s Pong Dam


January 18th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Bird lovers can rejoice. Migratory birds in thousands have been flocking to the Pong Dam area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh this year. A ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal to promote bird spotting


January 10th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) If you are a bird watcher and want to chase flapping beauties in the wilderness, welcome to Himachal Pradesh, which is organising a unique bird spotting ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IGNOU to offer new course in environmental law


December 11th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would start a new course on environmental law from July 2010, a varsity official said Friday. The post graduate diploma ... Read more...

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Indian companies vow to cut carbon emissions


December 3rd, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A majority of India's top corporations are aware of the risks associated with climate change and are determined to cut their carbon emissions, according to an industry ... Read more...

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Rachna Chhachhi’s latest work depicts Mother Earth’s agony


October 5th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Artist Rachna Chhachhi in her fifth solo exhibition titled "The Ugly Earth" showcased her paintings, which depicts Mother Earth pleading to humanity to reverse the damage before ... Read more...

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Vital wildlife corridor in Uttarakhand faces trouble


September 19th, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A narrow patch of forest, critical for movement of tigers and elephants in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, has been blocked due to an infrastructure project resulting in ... Read more...

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Delhi switches off lights to save power (Lead)


July 31st, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Historical monuments, several government buildings and many households turned dark Friday evening as Delhi voluntarily switched off the lights for an hour to save power and ... Read more...

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Royal Bengal tiger driven out of forest by cyclone


May 26th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cyclone Aila that hit the eastern Indian coast scared a Royal Bengal tiger out of the Sundarbans national park and into an inhabited area in the Sundarbans, ... Read more...

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After 18 years, tiger pugmarks seen at 10,000 feet


April 2nd, 2009 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
By Anand Oberoi Gangtok, April 2 (IANS) Pugmarks of a Royal Bengal Tiger have been found in the snow at an altitude of 10,000 feet in the Himalayas near Jelepla in eastern Sikkim ... Read more...

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NGO asks Delhi, Mumbai to switch off for an hour


March 10th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Indian branch of international NGO World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling upon every resident of Delhi and Mumbai to switch off their lights and ... Read more...

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Villagers banish fire crackers to woo winged visitors


December 14th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Vettangudi (Madurai), Dec 14 (IANS) Perched on the sprawling branches of a partially submerged tree, thousands of White Ibis migratory birds at the Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary here have the villagers to thank ... Read more...

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Leopard injures four in Uttar Pradesh


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) In yet another incident of attack by wild animals, four people were injured when a leopard attacked them in an Uttar Pradesh village, state forest officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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WWF-India’s tiger conservation project gets Nokia boost


July 28th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The World Wildlife Fund-India's tiger conservation project has received a boost with mobile phone major Nokia pitching in to work toward providing education to villagers for sustainable ... Read more...

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Radio chips to monitor Ghariyals in River Chambal in Uttar Pradesh


June 29th, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Brajesh Kumar Singh Etawah (U.P), June 29 (ANI): Worried over the depleting population of Ghariyals in the River Chambal in Etawah, the Government is taking help of expert researchers of World ... Read more...

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Nokia partners WWF-India to save tigers


May 19th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) One of India's leading mobile communications company, Nokia, Monday announced its partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India in a tiger conservation programme in the country. On ... Read more...

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