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ADE expresses displeasure over GHADC decision on tree felling 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Dec 14: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) has expressed its displeasure over the decision of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) to fell mature timber trees from within its reserves in an effort to make shore up its finances.
“The decision for auctioning several hundreds of mature trees of Damalgre Range, Naguapara Range, Phulbari Range and Samanda Range forest areas by the GHADC is extremely disturbing,” said the NGO in a release issued on Friday.
“In these distressful times while we face hazards of climate change and environmental catastrophes, the GHADC instead of strengthening efforts to fight such problems is doing exactly the opposite. The cutting down of these trees is going to lead to negative impacts on the ecosystem and the environment as a whole,” they added.

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Climate change is making forests grow upwards towards mountaintops– but Sikkim has bucked the trend 13.12.2018 Scroll.in
Upward forest expansion is expected to shrink the extent of the alpine ecosystems and possibly result in species loss and ecosystem degradation.
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Shark populations are fast decreasing world over, and India is leading the charge in overfishing 12.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
According to a 2015 report by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India is the second largest shark-fishing nation in the world, after Indonesia.
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Five orchids on the verge of extinction 8.12.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Five orchids on the verge of extinction
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Undercover Investigation: shocking footage of poaching uncovered 3.12.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 3 (NewsVoir): Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and WildCRU (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford) reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin
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Fishing cat: Researchers are trying to shed light on the little-known felines that swim for food 27.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The first scientific effort to monitor the species is underway.
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Saving trees by transplanting: BMRCL’s approach has some lessons for Bengaluru 26.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
New saplings planted after cutting a fully grown tree will not compensate for the lost greenery easily. Transplantation is an option many environmentalists are looking at, to help retain the trees. What are the merits of tree transplantation?
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China halts bridge construction after 6,000 rare fish die - media 23.11.2018 Reuters: World News
China has halted construction of a bridge in the province of Hubei after it was said to have caused the death of around 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon, the China Daily said, citing the agriculture ministry.
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China Bridge Construction Kills 6,000 Rare Fish, Work Stopped: Report 23.11.2018 NDTV News - Latest
China has halted construction of a bridge in the province of Hubei after it was said to have caused the death of around 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon, the China Daily said, citing the...
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Cup of elephant-friendly tea: Assam’s tea growers are making their plantations safer for pachyderms 21.11.2018 Scroll.in
Tea plantations are generally used as ‘stepping stones’ or ‘rest stops’ by elephants as they move through a human-dominated landscape.
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Bulletin on integrated management of Parthenium released 18.11.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Bulletin on integrated management of Parthenium released
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As 'conservation policy' rots in Govt files.. 18.11.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
As 'conservation policy' rots in Govt files..
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Scientists are trying to resurrect extinct animals with gene technology. Is it a good idea? 16.11.2018 Scroll.in
Torill Kornfeldt’s ‘The Re-origin of Species’ explores the work of researchers intent on re-creating species that have died out.
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Ray of hope as ozone layer recovery on track, world safer than in 1980s 7.11.2018 Sify Finance
"The world is falling apart. The future of humanity is hanging on a cliff, on the edge of catastrophe. But there still is hope and a window of opportunity to take action." That sounds like a stereotypical UN moralising rhetoric on climate change or loss of biodiversity.
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Four of six rare black rhinos die after move to Chad 6.11.2018 Reuters: World News
Four out of six endangered black rhinos that were relocated to Chad from South Africa have died, possibly of starvation, the two countries and an NGO said.
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Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Over Implementing 2-Child Norm 6.11.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking implementation of the two child policy in the country to curb "monstrous" population explosion which is "seriously" polluting environment and...
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Earth’s wilderness areas are vanishing, and only five countries can save them 2.11.2018 Scroll.in
More than 70% of remaining wilderness is in just five countries: Australia, Russia, Canada, the United States (Alaska), and Brazil.
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Is it time to retire the term ‘human-wildlife conflicts’ to describe encounters with animals? 2.11.2018 Scroll.in
A recent paper argues that the term is provocative, misleading and makes it harder to find the real solutions.
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By crowdsourcing information on hornbill species, a new project is aiding their conservation 1.11.2018 Scroll.in
The endangered birds and face significant threats from hunting, logging and habitat loss.
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A study says there are more sub-types of tigers than thought. Here’s what it means for conservation 31.10.2018 Scroll.in
Researchers from China and the US looked at the whole genomes of 32 representative tigers and found that there were six surviving subspecies of the big cat.
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