Ecology

COP 11 held in Hyderabad: Emphasised on the Well Being of Biodiversities

India will be Chairing the Conference as its President for next two years


TEC recommended a 10-Year Moratorium on all Field Trials of GM Food Crops

Present regulatory system and protocol for conducting the field trials were unsatisfactory and inadequate, requiring major changes, restructuring and strengthening


CSE and HSBC Bank came Together to Impart Environment Training

The Institute that will set up will be offering short and long term courses on Environmental governance for regulators and decision makers.


Wooden high-rises that are eco-friendly

Architects and engineers are reviving the use of wood as an eco-friendly replacement for concrete, as borne out by the completion of an eight-storey office building in Austria and residential block in London.


Supreme Court Lifted Ban on Tourism in Core tiger Reserve Areas

As per the new Guidelines, a maximum of 20 per cent of the core area is going to be outlined for regulated tourism.


India to get Warmer by 2 Degree Celsius by 2030: Scientists of IISc and IIT

The Scientist had pointed out more warming over the northern areas, especially the Himalayas and Kashmir.


The Government notified Fresh Guidelines on Tiger Conservation

Regulated low impact tourism in the core and critical tiger habitat


Twenty-five Species of Monkeys, Langurs, Lemurs and Gorillas on the Brink of Extinction

Six of the severely threatened species live in the island nation of Madagascar


E-surveillance system to protect Tigers and Rhinos of Kaziranga

The park will get remote controlled aircraft along with a satellite based electronic eye


Supreme Court directed Government to notify Fresh Guidelines on Tiger Conservation

The bench made it clear that the states, if aggrieved by the guidelines, are free to challenge it before the court.


Delhi Government Tied up with INTACH for Conservation of Monuments

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the INTACH in October 2008 for survey, documentation, protection, conservation and refurbishment of Ancient Monuments of Local Importance.


A rare glimpse of fauna found at Siachen Glacier

To reach there the team managed to pass from Khardungla at 18,380 feet, the highest motorable pass of the world


Dolphin Day observed in Bihar

Save Ganga, Save Dolphin, the three day campaign was initiated on 5 October 2012 by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


Supreme Court of India Banned Mining Activities in Goa

All 90 mines were functioning without the mandatory permission from the National Board for Wildlife and 33 of them were located within 1.5 km of wildlife sanctuaries


Navy’s Proposal to set up Missile Testing Site in Andaman & Nicobar Islands Rejected

The firing range would destroy the habitat of endangered birds in Nicobar Megapode, unique to the isles.


Minister of Water Resources Released Atlas named Aquifer System of India

Atlas for six states namely- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya


100 elite forces assigned the task of saving Rhinos from Poachers

The park has lost 39 Rhinos within 10 months bringing down the population to a total of 2,251


Tourism in Core Areas of Project Tiger Forests

The petition sought a directive to the States to notify the buffer and peripheral areas of the tiger reserves, under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, to prevent tourism in the core areas


Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican got Shonkaliya region to breed

The Lesser Floricans are available in a large number as compared to the Great Indian Bustards’ in the region


18th International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Theme : Protecting our Atmosphere for Generations to come