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RITES is Looking for Assistant Manager (Ecology and Biodiversity)

RITES is Looking for Assistant Manager (Ecology and Biodiversity)

Green Jobs
RITES Ltd., a Mini Ratna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India is in urgent need of dynamic and hard working professional for the position of Assistant Manager (Ecology and Biodiversity). RITES Ltd. is a premier multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies. The eligibility for the post is that the candidate should have a full time first class Post-Graduate Degree in Ecology (/Environmental Studies),Botany or Zoology or Forestry. In addition, the candidate should have 5 years of post-graduation experience. The latter is defined as follows: Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years experience in Environmental Impact Assessment in the field of ecology & biodiversity with...
Haryana Takes Up Asia’s First Vulture Reintroduction Programme

Haryana Takes Up Asia’s First Vulture Reintroduction Programme

National
Vultures are a bird species that have become locally extinct from Delhi region since almost two decades now. Vulture play a key role as scavengers in the natural ecosystem which makes them important. Their declines and local extinction from Delhi has therefore been a major loss to Delhi's urban ecosystem. The reason for the decline of vulture populations in Delhi is largely attributed to the use of the drug diclofenac. Diclofenac, a pain killer drug which is administrated to cattle and once vultures feed on the dead cattle, the drug enters the vulture's body and leads to the subsequent wiping out of entire vulture populations. Once this was known, diclofenac was banned by the government. The impact of dicloefenac was also felt on vulture populations living along Delhi and in the
Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Green Lens
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Green Lens
Jacqueline Fernandez, Ban Ki-moon and many other famous personalities have come together for a United Nations led campaign for urging action for protecting endangered species and ending illegal trade in wildlife #WildforLife #WildforLife was launched at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi in front of environment ministers from every corner of the planet. The campaign aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade. The campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF...
WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

Corporate Greening
The Earth Day has, several times in the past, become an occasion for initiating environmental causes across the globe. This Earth Day was no exception, when the World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-India) and Ricoh India joined hands to strengthen wildlife and marine conservation in India, by signing the ‘Project Nature Watch’ partnership. WWF-India has been working towards wildlife and environment protection in the country since 1969. Ricoh is a global technology company. Together, they aim to contribute towards the environment by bringing in technology for better monitoring efforts across conservation projects in India. The aim is to provide need-based infrastructure support to frontline and field staff working in the forest and marine areas respectively, for monitoring  species such
Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Green Lens
Environment Day Greetings to All! This year's theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Go Wild for Life! Everyone the world over is being encouraged to make yourself aware of all those species who are under threat and take action at your own level to help safeguard them for future generations. The illegal trade in wildlife is pushing many species of animals and plants toward local or global extinction. The extinction of iconic species such as elephants, tigers or sea turtles would be a disaster for conservation efforts. But the loss of any species, even at a local level, is an erosion of the biodiversity that underpins the natural systems upon which we all depend for our food security, medicines, fresh air, water, shelter and a clean and healthy environment. Wildlife crime also...
Top Ten Reasons Why You Must Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Top Ten Reasons Why You Must Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Articles
Most of us can begin listing dates of festivals and public holidays as soon as we're asked. Why? – Because we simply love having a day off from work, love gorging on sweets, and love celebrations. But, lost in infatuation with festivals, we often forget to celebrate a day which probably holds the most significance in our lives, and the future of our planet – The Earth Day. The idea for a day to focus on the environment came to its founder G. Nelson, then a U.S. Senator, who was inspired by the 1970 student anti-war movement. He realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the political agenda. The idea clicked, it garnered national and international support over the y
29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra

29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra

Global
The days when conservation and technology could not be spoken of in one breath are passé. Information Communication Technology (ICT) today has some really amazing uses in the field of conserving biodiversity. Recently, a study conducted by Conservation International (CI), Indonesia, camera-trapped an impressive 29 animal species in North Sumatra. The cameras, placed at the Batang Gadis National Park (BNGP), significantly documented five endangered species- the Sumatran clouded leopard, the Sumatran tiger, the Sunda pangolin, the Asiatic wild dog and the Malayan Tapir- for over thirty days. Other documented animals include the four of the five Sumatran wild cat species, the endemic bronze-tail peacock pheasant and the Salvadori's pheasant. These results further support the list
12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

12 Broad Steps of Environment Ministry You Should Know About

Green Alert
Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference to mark the completion of one year of the NDA government in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Environment Secretary Shri Ashok Lavasa and other dignitaries are also seen. The Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar recently made a powerpoint presentation to highlight the achievements of the Government of India in the last one year in protecting the environment and wildlife of India. The Minister mentioned several pointers, achievements, proposals and plans which have been highlighted below. On the face of it, it does seem that the present Government is trying its level best to protect and safeguard the environment and natural resources of India. However, it becomes the responsibility of each and every citizen...
Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Environment Minister’s Message on International Day for Biological Diversity

Green Alert
International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated to recognize the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-being, as well as to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the threats to it. It was on this day in 1992 that the text of the Convention of Biodiversity was adopted. The International Day for Biological Diversity is being celebrated all over India today. The main event is being held in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Following is the text of the message from the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar on this occasion. “Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, to recognise the pivotal role of biodiversity to life on earth and human well-