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Area around Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary declared Eco-sensitive

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has issued a notification declaring the area around the boundary of the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary an Eco-Sensitive Zone. This prohibits activities such as commercial mining, setting up of industries, and establishment of major hydro-electric projects. Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the ..

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India’s forest-Certification Scheme gets Global Recognition

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has decided to recognised forest-certification scheme developed specifically for Indian forests by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit. The Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management developed by NCCF is the first forest-certification scheme from India to get global recognition. Certification Standard ..

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India Bans Import of Solid Plastic Waste

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 to completely ban the import of solid plastic waste. Ban on Imports The amendment notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change fixes a loophole which previously allowed the import of plastic ..

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New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019

India will collaborate with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia to increase the population of three species of Asian Rhinos namely Greater one-horned rhinoceros, Javan rhino, and Sumatran rhino. India, Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia have signed the New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019 declaration for the conservation and protection of the species at the Second Asian Rhino Range Countries Meet organised by the Environment, Forest and ..

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India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative

India and Norway signed a letter of Intent for establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative. The letter of intent was signed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative During the visit of the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to ..

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