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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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Australia plans to create World’s largest network of protecting marine areas

Australia announced the creation of the world’s largest network of protecting marine areas. It will cover the 1.7 million sq km of Ocean around its coast. Planned network puts limits on oil and gas exploration of Western Australia and extends re-protection in the coral seas to the east. Oil, Natural gas and fishing industry are ..

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Current Affairs January 13, 2010

Abbreviations:COPTA: Control of Tobacco Products ActSIMCON: State Information Minister Conference Awards & HonorsSaraswati Puraskar 2010:Eleven people have been selected for Saraswati Puraskar 2010. They are as follows:Noted Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali KhanNoted hostorian and writer : Babasaheb Purandare,Vedic scholar Acharya V Kutumbshashri,Acharya Piyushji,Kishoraji Mishra,Chairman Dainik Bhaskar group Ramesh Agrawal,Naresh Sabarwal,Vaishnavdevi temple chief priest Amirchandji,famous ..

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Genesis of Project Tiger

An estimate of the tiger population in India, at the turn of the century, placed the figure at 40,000. Subsequently, the first ever all India tiger census was conducted in 1972 which revealed the existence of only 1827 tigers. Various pressures in the later part of the last century led to the progressive decline of ..

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