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
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...
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-
An onlooker...somewhere in the hustle and bustle of Delhi's urban life! Let's not forget all with whom we share this city. Delhi Greens wishes everyone a Happy and Thoughtful International Day for Biological Diversity. The Theme for the International Day for Biodiversity 2015 is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development. It is important here to note that the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the medicines we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the house we make are all obtained
Padma Bhushan award recipient, Olympic medalist and five-time undisputed world boxing champion Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom breaks the chain - this time for, the mighty elephant. Mary Kom joins PETA in fighting for the cause of elephants and ensuring a safe and dignified life for the largest mammal on land. Elephants and other animals in circuses are subjected to chronic confinement, physical abuse and psychological torment. Whips and other weapons – including heavy, sharp steel-tipped rods – are often used to inflict pain on elephants and beat them into submission. As per PETA, a nine-month investigation of circuses by a team that included representatives from PETA and its sister organisation Animal Rahat, the Animal Welfare Board of India, a statutory body operating under the M
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan lighting the lamp to inaugurate the biodiversity exhibition as Science Express Biodiversity Special arrives at central railway station, in Chennai on July 27, 2013. AGM, Southern Railway, Sri G. Narayanan and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Shri. Shashi Shekhar are also seen.
The second phase of the Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS), a mobile biodiversity exhibition train on a Mission to create massive awareness on India’s rich biodiversity, being flagged off. The train, which is now on its journey, was flagged off by Union Minister of Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Environment & Forests Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi from Delhi in the second week of April 2013. The first phase of the SEBS was flagged off in June, 2012.
Tiger Watch, a pioneer in wildlife conservation in and around Ranthambhore, organizes an annual workshop to facilitate the gap between ground conservation work and wildlife enthusiasts. The workshop comprises interactive sessions and field trips and helps participants benefit from an over decade long experience of Tiger Watch in anti-poaching operations, poacher reform projects and conservation models. Each individual can be a leader in evolving better and newer ways in conserving resources and Tiger Watch seeks to involve and engage all such interested and concerned citizens in protecting our national animal. Environment agencies are working towards this but most of the time, the centralized institutional system does not work at the ground level. For that, there needs to be interac
Elephants can be found to live peacefully even in the 'urban corridors' of the NCT of Delhi. The Indian Wildlife Club in an attempt to spread the message of conservation & environment education organises an online chat session every month – moderated by a chosen personality from a chosen field. This free wheeling chat is an opportunity to get first hand knowledge on various topics of interest to wildlife and nature lovers. The chat room will open for one hour on the 17th of June, 2012 between 7.30 PM (IST) and 8.30 PM (IST). Click here to read transripts of earlier chat sessions. This month’s topic for chat is “Human-wildlife Conflict” and will be moderated by A. Christy Williams Ph.D. A. Christy Williams is an elephant biologist working with the WWF Asian Elephant
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit presenting the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to Emeritus Professor C.R. Babu from the University of Delhi at the flagging off ceremony of the “Science Express- Biodiversity Special” Train on the occasion of World Environment Day in New Delhi. Source: PIB