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Vijay Jardhari of Beej Bajao Andolan Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Vijay Jardhari of Beej Bajao Andolan Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

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Vijay Jardhari - one among the youth - captured during Dastkar at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi Vijay Jardhari of the Beej  Bajao Andolan from Uttarakhand, was one among the two individuals to be conferred with the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) 2009, declared on 5th June, the World Environment Day 2012. The IGPP Award was instituted in 1987 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. This national level prize is named after the former Prime Minister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi and is given each year to those individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions in the field of environment. It is the highest form of recognition for environmental protection work and is given to those who have made a mea
Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

Science Express Biodiversity Special to be Flagged Off on Environment Day

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In an effort to create widespread awareness on the unique biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) jointly with the Department of Science & Technology (DST) will be running a ‘Science Express – Biodiversity Special (SEBS)’ train across India covering over 100 stations in the next two years. Eight out of the sixteen coaches of the SEBS are solely dedicated to showcasing the myriad biodiversity spread across the bio-geographical zones of India. These include the trans-Himalaya & the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, North East India, the Desert & Semi-Arid Zone, the Western Ghats, the Deccan Peninsula, the Coasts & Islands. These 8 coaches will focus on the range of Biological diversity, critically endangered species (IUCN Red list), biod
DST Calls for Applications for Science (Biodiversity) Communicators

DST Calls for Applications for Science (Biodiversity) Communicators

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The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India is looking for science communicators with key skills in the field of biodiversity to come on board its Science Express project! The Science Express is a unique exhibition train, traveling across India. After four successful tours, its next phase will be a "Biodiversity Special" and will travel to around 55 locations across India between June to December 2012. The objective of the Science Express is to develop awareness about biodiversity, climate change and similar issues among students and general public. The DST has entrusted the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad to manage this project. The job position is open to young science postgraduate/graduate students or equivalent, preferably with experien...
Welcome 2012: International Year of the Cooperatives and Sustainable Energy for All

Welcome 2012: International Year of the Cooperatives and Sustainable Energy for All

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Delhi Greens welcomes all its members, subscribers and readers to a happy and warm New Year! 2012 should necessarily be an year of hope and survival amidst the popular '2012 apocalyptic' belief based upon an interpretation of the Mesoamerican (Mayan) Long Count calendar. 2012 is challenging because the now 100 year 'young' "Delhi capital" enters the next phase of its existence as the political nerve center of the world's largest democracy.  The year 2012 also marks the closing of the first commitment period of the climate change related Kyoto Protocol, which will now enter a second commitment period post 2012. The year 2012 has been declared as the International year of Cooperatives by the United Nations. Cooperatives are business enterprises owned and controlled by the very members
India to Host the First CoP in the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

India to Host the First CoP in the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

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Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C), Shri Jairam Ramesh at the Launch of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity for Asia and Pacific The period 2011-2020 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the UN Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB). This has been done largely to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and highlight the threats that it faces. The Decade coincides with the duration of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by CoP-10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan in October, 2010. It contains 20 targets to help achieve the three objectives of the CBD and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the CBD organized a day lon...
Delhi Greens Greets Everyone on International Biodiversity Day 2011

Delhi Greens Greets Everyone on International Biodiversity Day 2011

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In definition, biological diversity (biodiversity) is the ‘variety of life’ and refers collectively to variation at all levels of biological organization. In our daily life, it is everywhere around us! It doesn’t matter if you live in a city, a town or a village, you are almost always surrounded by some degree of biodiversity and your survival on this Planet is ensured by the services provided by both the existing as well as yet to be discovered biodiversity. Such is the importance of the biodiversity services that even if a fraction of these services are removed, e.g. pollination by bees and other insects, human survival and growth will come to a standstill in no time. This year’s observance of the International Day for Biodiversity by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) c
DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...
CMS Vatavaran Invites Entries for Environment & Wildlife Film Festival

CMS Vatavaran Invites Entries for Environment & Wildlife Film Festival

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CMS Vatavaran, the environment and wildlife biennial international film festival and forum invites entries from Indian and international filmmakers for the 2011 competition. The focus for this edition of the CMS Vatavaran festival is biodiversity conservation. Held biennially in New Delhi, the film festival is an event that brings together wildlife filmmakers, researchers and environment experts from across the globe. The competitive film festival carries an award money of Rs. 15 lakhs for filmmakers. The film festival will be organised from December 6-10, 2011 in Delhi and the last date for submission of films, in a total of ten categories, is May 31, 2011. The CMS Vatavaran festival was initiated in 2002 and the fifth Competitive Film Festival was organised in 2009 under the theme ‘Cl
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