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India’s first water clinic for elephants opened in Mathura

India has opened its first specialised hydrotherapy treatment center (water clinic) for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments on the banks of the Yamuna in Mathura. It is opened near the Wildlife SOS’ Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC), which currently houses 20 rescued elephants. The new hydrotherapy jumbo pool is 11-foot-deep ..

Agra venue of International conference on bears

In Uttar Pradesh, the International conference on bears has started in Agra from December 3, 2018. The four-day conference is aimed at sharing knowledge on principles of the welfare of bears and other wild animals in zoos, sanctuaries and rescue centres. The conference has been Hosted by Wildlife SOS in collaboration with Bear Care Group ..

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants opened in Mathura

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants has opened by NGO Wildlife SOS (WSOS) in Mathura at Farah block’s Churmura village. The first-of-its-kind hospital has unique facilities including wireless digital X-ray, laser treatment, dental X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities. The hospital is strategically located near elephant conservation and care centre. It is designed ..

Shamsher Singh Bisht, noted statehood agitator of Uttarakhand passes away

Dr. Shamsher Singh Bisht (71), the noted statehood agitator of Uttarakhand, has passed away in Almora on September 22, 2018. Apart from being actively involved in the Uttarakhand statehood movement, he struggled all his life to save the forests and rivers of the state. He was a prominent social activist and journalist who played a ..

Compensatory Afforestation Fund

In August 2016, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 has come into force. This act provides for setting up Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) at both central and state level to ensure expeditious and transparent utilization of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. The utilization of funds ..

2012 World Business and Development Award to “ITC” at Rio+20

ITC Limited bagged the 2012 World Business and Development Award at the Rio+20 UN Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. · The award has been conferred on ITC in recognition to ITC’s transformational rural initiatives in social and farm forestry programs in India. · ITC’s social and farm forestry programs offer sustainable livelihoods to rural ..