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Top Ten Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

Top Ten Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

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The National Capital Territory of Delhi, with its wetlands and sprawling green cover attracts a wide variety of our winged friends every year. This makes the NCT of Delhi a birdwatcher's paradise. Surprisingly, Delhi is the world's second most bird diversity-rich city, after Nairobi. Over 460 species of birds have been recorded in Delhi so far. If you are an avid birder or a nature lover, then grab your binoculars and/or camera and head out to these ten enticing locations. 1. Yamuna Biodiversity Park Located near Wazirabad Village, the Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) is located on the alluvial plains of River Yamuna in North Delhi. The site is a nature conservation site for native plants which are otherwise becoming locally extinct in Delhi. The park has 457 acres of grasslands, ri...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (starting October 29, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi govt sets Nov 24 deadline for plastic ban The Delhi government has set a November 24 deadline for the enforcement of a blanket ban on the manufacture, import, sale, storage and use of plastic carry bags, sheets, films or tubs — irrespective of their thickness.. 2. Getting their act together: Delhi zoo wakes up to save its crocodiles Worried over the declining number of gharials and crocodiles in its enclosures, the National Zoological Park -popularly known as the Delhi Zoo -has decided to provide them a safer and more conducive environment for breeding. 3. Lessons in curbing noise pollution Top environment department officials of the Delhi gove
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 35, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 35, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 35 (starting August 27, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi zoo spares some time for vultures Coinciding with the International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, the authorities at the National Zoological Park have organised daylong programmes for spreading a word about the bird on the verge of extinction. For some years now, the park - known popularly as the Delhi zoo - has just one white vulture in its aviary. 2. East Delhi's first solar water treatment plant started Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated east Delhi's first solar water purification plant at Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidhyalaya, Surajmal Vihar. The treatment plant has been set up by an NGO called Social Awareness Newer Alternatives. Di...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 50, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 50 (starting December 12), 2011 1. New Delhi one of the longest-serving capitals in the world with remnants of 11 capital cities The British-era neem, jamun, peepal and imli trees are luxuriantly appropriate for the heated dust bowl they were planted to counter, unlike the ornamental palms favoured by the newest builders, Delhi Metro and Delhi Airport. 2. Durban climate talks end, new global climate change regime from 2020 The Durban climate talks finally ended more than 36 hours after the scheduled closure on Sunday early morning. The world agreed to a new global climate change regime that will come in to force starting 2020. India took over centre-stage as a force to reckon with, regained its posi...
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...

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