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Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity
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Green Skill Development Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Under the ongoing Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, a new initiative the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was launched in June 2017 to skill youth in environment, forest and wildlife sectors and enabling them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
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Trump administration proposes stripping some endangered species protections 20.7.2018 Reuters: World News
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to key provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act in a move it said would streamline the law but which conservation groups slammed as an assault on wildlife protections.
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Urbanisation, encroachment pushing city’s wildlife to brink 16.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Urbanisation, encroachment pushing city’s wildlife to brink
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Increase in people’s involvement in strategy of biodiversity must 13.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The workshop for revision of Madhya Pradesh Bio-diversity Strategy and Work-plan was organized at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management. Additional Chief Secretary K.K. Singh said that the pressure of population on the Earth has increased. A change has come over in the lifestyle of people. This calls for revision in the […]
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Forest guards felicitated 12.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Forest guards felicitated
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Belgian store tries out 'farm to table' growing on its own roof 4.7.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Trying to create the shortest supply chain possible, a supermarket in Brussels is selling produce grown on its own roof only hours after being harvested.
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Plea to plant trees on roadside to increase green cover 4.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Plea to plant trees on roadside to increase green cover
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Forest minister inaugurates 69th Van Mahotsav at Rani 3.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Forest minister inaugurates 69th Van Mahotsav at Rani
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Mariam Longri from Arunachal Pradesh becomes 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018 2.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Mariam Longri from Arunachal Pradesh becomes 16th Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2018
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Pawan Chhetri becomes 9th Men Mega Mister North East 1.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Pawan Chhetri becomes 9th Men Mega Mister North East
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Create women’s body to protect trees: Dr Heptulla 29.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Create women’s body to protect trees: Dr Heptulla
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Palm oil ban likely to displace, not halt, biodiversity losses - study 26.6.2018 Reuters: Money News
PARIS (Reuters) - A ban on palm oil due to fears it may cause deforestation could displace rather than halt global biodiversity losses as it would likely increase output of other oil crops to meet rising vegetable oil demand, an international survey showed on ...
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Bengaluru round up: Missing garbage autos, biggest septic tank and more 25.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
All important news from the last week - the news from Bengaluru you don't want to miss - all in one place. »
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Mumbai taxidermist to partake in Blue Whale skeleton protection 25.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
A team of experts, including India's only taxidermist Dr Santosh Gaikwad from Mumbai, will soon embark on the work that will involve preservation and displaying of the 43- feet-long blue whale's skeleton, which was washed ashore on June 14 near Uran. The skeleton that includes the entire vertebral column, ribs as well as skull was cleaned of its flesh and brought to Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre (CMCB) at Airoli on June 18. N Vasudevan, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (APCCF) Mangrove Cell said that the skeleton will be displayed as part of the 'Giants of the Sea' museum that has been planned at CMCB and to ensure that the skeleton is preserved in a scientific manner they have formed an expert committee.  "Bringing the skeleton was a major achievement and now we will ensure it is properly displayed so that it can not only serve as an educational tool but also an attraction for tourists as the Blue Whale is the largest animal on the planet," he informed. Meanwhile speaking to ...
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Biodiversity committee exists only on paper? 25.6.2018 Hindu: News
The local Biodiversity Management Committee constituted as per the Karnataka Biodiversity Act, 2002, seems to exist only on paper as the members have
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Madivala lake transforms into biodiversity park 25.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The 272-acre green space in BTM Layout has been under development since 2016
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Delhiites brave heat as civic duty beckons 23.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
It is clear that people are worried about the future of Delhi, says protester
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Ecological vandalism of Chamundi Hills shocking: citizen activists 23.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Stakeholders from tourism sector have revived the demand for ropeway project to the hills
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State to get paid for biowealth 22.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Two firms ink pact with Kerala State Biodiversity Board for access benefit sharing
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Six new spider species named after Enid Blyton characters 22.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Six new species of minute goblin spiders discovered in the diminishing forests of Sri Lanka have been named after fictional characters described by famous English children's writer Enid Blyton. The goblins Bom, Snooky and Tumpy and the brownies Chippy, Snippy and Tiggy made their way from the pages of: "The Goblins Looking-Glass" (1947), "Billy's Little Boats" (1971) and "The Firework Goblins" (1971) to the scientific literature in a quest to shed light on the biodiversity of the island country. As a result of their own adventure, which included sifting through the leaf litter of the local forests, scientists Suresh P Benjamin and Sasanka Ranasinghe of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies in  Sri Lanka, described a total of nine goblin spider species in six genera as new to science. Two of these genera are reported for the very first time from outside Australia. With a total of 45 species in 13 genera, the goblin spider fauna in Sri Lanka is already remarkably abundant. Moreover, apart from ...
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