User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
Last updated: May 26 2018 03:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Drones to keep eye on wildlife in Aravallis 26.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Will also help in monitoring encroachments, says Haryana Forest Department
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Boat race at Besant Nagar 25.5.2018 Hindu: Health
A fishermen’s forum is organising the event to draw attention to the issue of sea pollution
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First tree-dwelling birds went extinct with dinosaurs: Study 25.5.2018 General News
The asteroid that killed dinosaurs 66 million years ago, also led to the extinction of the first tree-dwelling birds, finds a study.
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National award to Pithourabad Bio Diversity Committee 25.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Committee conserves 125 varieties of indigenous paddy Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Biodiversity Management Committee of Satna district has been awarded the National Biodiversity Award. Sri E. Narasimhaman, Governor of Telangana, gave the award on International Biodiversity Day at a ceremony organized at Professor Jaishankar Agricultural University of Hyderabad. The award was received by Committee chief […]
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Forest Minister urges locals to remain vigilant against poachers 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Forest Minister urges locals to remain vigilant against poachers
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Need for conservation of biodiversity stressed 25.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Need for conservation of biodiversity stressed
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Arunachal CM for legalising harvest, trade of medicinal plants 24.5.2018 General News
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today stressed the need to legalise harvesting and trade of medicinal plants in the state to save the crops from over-exploitation, an official release said. Chairing a review meeting of the state forest department here, Khandu said, "Hundreds of medicinal plants face threats of extinction because of over-harvesting and destructive collection techniques." A mechanism should be devised to facilitate farmers to grow endangered medicinal plants for sustainable income, the chief minister said. "The forest department should bring out a policy to legalise trade of therapeutic herbs, which in turn would also enable the state government to earn revenue," Khandu asserted. Responding to the department's grievances, the chief minister sanctioned Rs 15 crore for forest regeneration works in the state and announced the creation of 200 forest guard posts. He also said that a minister would be appointed by tomorrow for effective ...
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Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off 24.5.2018 Education
Kozhikode/Malappuram (Kerala) With the death of one more patient on Thursday morning, the Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now, while a fresh case of a nursing student in Kozhikode testing positive has surfaced, officials said.
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School campuses tosport jackfruit trees 24.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
All schools to have 33% green cover
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'Impacts of anthropogenic activities alarming' 24.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
'Impacts of anthropogenic activities alarming'
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Arunachal NGO bags biodiversity award 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Arunachal NGO bags biodiversity award
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Students urged to conserve, protect wildlife habitats 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Students urged to conserve, protect wildlife habitats
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World Turtle Day celebrated at Zoo 24.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
World Turtle Day celebrated at Zoo
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Arunachal NGO honoured for conserving wildlife resources 24.5.2018 General News
An NGO from West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has bagged the first prize from the National Bio-diversity Authority (NBA) for its efforts in conserving rare wildlife resources in the area. The NBA, established by the Centre in 2003, honoured the Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve (SBVCR) with a citation, a memento and a cash prize of Rs one lakh during a function in Hyderabad, an official release said yesterday. The SBVCR has been partnering with the state forest department since 2016 in protecting and conserving the 17 sq km area of Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve, adjacent to the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in the district, the release said. Rich in both flora and fauna, with 545 species of birds and various species of plants and animals, the sanctuary is spread over about 217 sq km. The sanctuary is also known for the existence of Bugun Liocichla, a bird species presently found only in the park, it said. The Arunachal Pradesh forest ...
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MCG demolishes 500 structures 24.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
To clear 7-acre encroached land at biodiversity park in a day-long drive
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Farmer awarded, gives Governor a gift that grows 24.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Tuber Man’s ‘seed pen’ germinates into tree after pen is disposed of
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White paper on environment gets Kerala cabinet nod 23.5.2018 General News
The CPI-M led LDF government in Kerala today approved a 'white paper' on environment that lays emphasis on balanced economic and social development while preserving the state's bio-diversity. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, approved the document that outlined the state's approach towards protecting and preserving the environment while striving for economic growth. "The main objective is to design an environment friendly economic system and government is committed to preserving clean water, soil, air and bio-diversity," an official release said. Kerala has 44 rivers and most of them were facing various types of pollution, the release said. Solid waste disposal was a severe problem in the state and government would go ahead with schemes under the 'Haritha Kerala mission.' Issues connected with solid waste have also affected the availability of drinking water and its supply. A total of 90,563 solid waste treatment plants have been set up in ...
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Integrated approach needed to clean Ganga: Nitin Gadkari 23.5.2018 General News
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated a workshop on "Ganga and its BiodiversityAddressing the gathering at the inauguration function, Gadkari underscored the need to approach the challenges of cleaning river Ganga through an "integrated approach and with synergy between development and ecology.Citing examples like making paper from bamboo, Gadkari said: "Such activities will not only generate employment in areas near river Ganga but will also encourage local communities, some of whom have joined the clean Ganga mission as Ganga Praharis and Ganga Mitras, to ensure conservation of river's biodiversity. We are increasing activities like plantation on the river bank, boating, construction of Mukti Dhams and Ghats. These will increase employment opportunities and will mobilise public participation of the local residents in the task of cleaning Ganga".Gadkari also released a status report on Ganga Bio-diversity and
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International Day of Biodiversity observed 23.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
International Day of Biodiversity observed
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Forest Department observes International Day for Biological Diversity 23.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Forest Department observes International Day for Biological Diversity
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