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
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
Environment Minister Jayanti Natarjan and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit flagging off the Science Express - Biodiversity Special from New Delhi. The Science Express - Biodiversity Special (SEBS) train in New Delhi.
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
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...
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
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...