Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2012
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 51 (starting December 17, 2012) 2012.
Crocodiles are set to return to the Capital after almost a century. Lieutenant-governor Tejinder Khanna has approved a plan to set up a crocodile park — the first of its kind in Delhi — on the banks of the Yamuna. “We’ll have crocodiles in phase-II of Yamuna Biodiversity Park,” said CRBabu, professor emeritus in DU’s biology department.
Running trains have accidentally killed 62 elephants, incidentally the mascot of the Indian Railways, in five years. A CAG report revealed that most of these deaths, about 43 during 2006-11, have been reported from the Northeast Frontier Railway Zone that includes the northeast states.