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Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)

As climate is changing, creating resilient food systems has become the need of the hour. Agriculture is facing multiple setbacks be it in the form of extreme weather events like floods and droughts or factors such as soil degradation, soil salinity and water shortage. Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important ..

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South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

In April, 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved adopting and becoming a member of the Statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN), a regional inter-governmental body in combating wildlife crime in the region and beyond. By becoming member of SAWEN, India will strengthen its ties with the member countries for controlling the trans-boundary ..

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HP government launches Zero Budget Natural Farming project to promote organic farming

Jai Ram Thakur, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming. The purpose of the project is to increase agriculture produce and the income of farmers by the year 2022. The ZBNF is a farming practice that believes in natural growth of crops without adding ..

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World celebrates International Tiger Day

The International Tiger Day (ITD) is observed every year on July 29 to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The day is also known as Global Tiger Day (GTD). The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has stated that only 3,890 tigers are left in the world. Of them, India has the highest number. Till July 2016, there ..

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SC extends ban on Tourism Activities in Tiger Reserves

The apex court extended the ban on tourism activities in the core areas of tiger reserves. The apex court made the observation after the Centre made a mention of its affidavits filed in the court for permission to review its earlier guidelines for conservation of tiger. The apex court earlier on July 24 had imposed an interim ..

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IUCN updates Red List of Threatened Species for 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its updated Red List of Threatened Species. According to the IUCN report: 63837 species assessed 19817 species threatened with extinction, including 41% of amphibians, 33 % of reef building corals, 25 % of mammals, 13 % of birds, and 30%of conifers 132 species of plants and animals ..

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