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Renowned ornithologist K.S. Lavkumar Khachar passes away

Renowned ornithologist and environmentalist K.S. Lavkumar Khachar passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat. He was 84. As environmentalist he had a long association with the environmental conservation intuitions like Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India. About K.S. Lavkumar Khachar Khachar was educated at Rajkumar College in Rajkot and belonged ..

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Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia concludes in Nepal

A symposium, Towards Zero Poaching in Asia concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal on 6th February 2015. Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia This five-day anti-poaching symposium started on 2 February 2015, was hosted by the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation of Nepal. It was co-hosted by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Global Tiger Forum (GTF), National ..

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Kerala’s Ashtamudi clam fishery to first in India to receive MSC certification

Clam fishery in the Ashtamudi estuary in Kolam district of Kerala is the first in India to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. This certification will help to boost sustainable fisheries while protecting the ecosystem in this Wetland area. It has become the third in Asia to receive this recognition. It is a joint effort ..

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“Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020”-Launched by WHO-India to protect Vulnerable Rhinos

WHO-India launched Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020 programme to protect and increase the population of the one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). IVR 2020 is a partnership among the Government of Assam, the International Rhino Foundation, the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Bodoland Territorial Council, and the U.S. Fish & World Wildlife foundation. Purpose: To attain ..

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Apex court upheld Green Tribunal order on WGEEP report

The Supreme Court dismissed the Kerala government appeal which challenged the jurisdiction of National Green Tribunal (NGT) which directed the Kerala government to stick to the report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), headed by Madhav Gadgil, while granting environmental clearance. While the State wants both sustainable development and environment protection to go hand ..

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