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“The Himalayan Musk Deer”, IWC’s Monthly Online Chat

“The Himalayan Musk Deer”, IWC’s Monthly Online Chat

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Chat on 18th November 2007 Log in to IndianWildlifeclub.com for an online chat on "The Himalayan Musk Deer" between 7.30 PM (IST) and 8.30 PM (IST) on 18th November 2007. The chat will be moderated by Dr. S. Sathyakumar, who is a Reader at Wildlife Institute of India (WII), DehraDun. Click Here to reach the chat room on the said day and time, after registering as a member. You can also click HERE to see transcripts of the earlier chat sessions. Previously on DelhiGreens: "Urban Wildlife", IWC's Monthly Online Chat
Dhanak Din Nehru Bal Mela

Dhanak Din Nehru Bal Mela

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DHANAK DIN: NEHRU BAL MELA Children and Youth Festival 16th and 17th November 2007 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM TEEN MURTI BHAWAN The rainbow, as a natural phenomenon, social, cultural symbol and metaphor signifying the richness and beauty of diversity and wholeness - inspires A wide range of colourful learning oriented fun activities are planned for children between the ages 5 - 18 years. Woven around the themes of peace, nature and creativity - the mela seeks to be inclusive, earth nurturing, peaceful and celebrate diversity. Children’s Day and Week - Pundit Nehru and his fondness for children - Teen Murti Bhawan - Nehru Memorial Museum and Library – the connections are obvious! The Mela is organized with an aim to revive Teen Murti as a space accessible to children and contributing to thei
Snail(s) in the City!

Snail(s) in the City!

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One has to walk very carefully in the Kamla Nehru (North Delhi) Ridge lately as at every third step you may hear a crunch sound under your feet. This part of the ridge is full of apple snails that can be found feeding on the plants, sticking to branches or just hiding in the taller grass. Apparenlty, it is the good groundwater status of the ridge here that these snails have made it their habitat. Also see:           Previously on DelhiGreens: Snail in the City!
The Monkey Menace Turns Fatal in Delhi

The Monkey Menace Turns Fatal in Delhi

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The monkeys in Delhi have been a nuisance for many. But never before did this lead to an incident as shocking as leading to a loss of human life. Delhi’s Deputy Mayor, Late S.S. Bajwa, who died after falling from the terrace while trying to stave off an attack by the monkeys became the unfortunate victim. Monkeys had been a problem in the area for long but none could have imagined that an incident of this magnitude could occur. Despite citizens continuously complaining about monkeys making trouble in different parts of the city, the Municipal authorities have not been able to do enough. Trouble is, such incomplete attempts (where a few monkeys are captured in cages and located further south of Delhi) only makes the remaining monkey population irritated and more aggressive. If adequat
A tale of two (NCR) cities!

A tale of two (NCR) cities!

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The third week of last month saw two contrastingly different green incidents in two different National Capital Region (NCR) cities, on the same day. While the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has decided to save over 1,000 fully grown trees while widening roads and has also come up with an idea to carry out "development around the greens" instead of through the greens, NOIDA on the end had a completely different story to tell. A resident of NOIDA, who tried to resist the cutting of trees in a park near his house was threatened and nearly assaulted by men who came to cut the trees on the pretext of pruning them. News Image Source
Jackal in the city!

Jackal in the city!

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A few days ago, a full grown jackal was found right in the heart of the city behind Regal Theater in Connaught Place. The animal was first thought to be a dog that had entrapped itself amidst the generator sets behind Regal. But a few onlookers soon realized that it was a jackal and quickly informed the police. The animal was finally rescued by the Delhi based NGO Wildlife SOS, which was called in by the police. It should be noted here that sometime around the beginning of this year, a pack of jackals that had made the Delhi Airport its home was caught by the same NGO as part of the plan to relocate wild animals roaming the airport premises. The six jackals that were then caught were later released in the South-Central Ridge after being examined by a team of veterinary doctors. Apparently,...
‘Understanding EIA: From screening to decision making’, CSE’s hands-on training programme

‘Understanding EIA: From screening to decision making’, CSE’s hands-on training programme

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool for informing decision-makers, regulators and stakeholders about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of a proposed project. To be effective, it requires the active involvement of all concerned stakeholders. There is a genuine need to develop the capacity of state-level regulators and state-level appraisal committees to screen and scope the EIA process, to conduct transparent public consultations and to evaluate EIA reports, especially after the new EIA notification. At the same time there is a need among community-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, academicians and environmental managers to review and interpret EIA reports, as they are technical in nature. Centre for Science and Environment, N...