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Ramesh Pandey selected for UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award

Ramesh Pandey, the 1996-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, has been selected for the prestigious UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award for his excellent work in combating transboundary environmental crime. He will receive the award on November 13 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok.  Pandey is posted as Chief Conservator Forests (CCF) in ..


Preventing the death of wildlife from Electrocution

The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) headed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has made the following recommendations to prevent the death of elephants and other wildlife from electrocution: Developing a nationwide strategy for long-term planning of electricity grid networks. Burying transmission lines underground. Setting up reinforced ..


Uttarakhand government to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). The force will have 85 posts & will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for the big cat at the CTR. The STPF will be effective in checking illegal human intrusion into the reserve ..


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 ..


The Assam government to observe ‘Rhino Day’ on September 22

The Assam government will observe September 22 as ‘Rhino Day’ to generate public awareness on protection of the one-horned pachyderm. It was officially declared at the 10th meeting of the State Board for Wildlife, which was chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The day will be exclusively dedicated to the approximately 2,500 rhino population in ..


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