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Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

Delhi Greens Wishes Everyone Happy World Environment Day

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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...
Invite to Panel Discussion on Do Tigers Drink Blood…?

Invite to Panel Discussion on Do Tigers Drink Blood…?

Events
Arefa Tehsin invites all interested on behalf of Rupa Publications and Oxford Bookstore to the launch of "Do Tigers Drink Blood? And 13 Other Mysteries of Nature" book authored by Arefa Tehsin and Raza H. Tehsin. The Book will be launched by Shri Shashi Tharoor and the launch ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion on Birds, Bees and Books: The 'B' Therapy to Nature Deficit Disorder. The Panelists during the panel discussion will be Vivek Menon, CEO, Wildlife Trust of India and Ranjit Lal, Author & Columnist. Date: 18 December, 2014 (Thursday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Oxford Bookstore, N 81, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 Hot masala cha and snacks will be served after the launch. For further information and to RSVP, contact: Nimisha +91 8882338116 Image by ...
NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

NMML Public Lecture on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Rescuing Nature from Growth and Equity’. Abstract: The importance of restoring extensive natural landscapes with full complement of wild species is now well-recognized as an integral part of any development process hoping to maintain planet earth in a state conducive to human existence in the long run. Such natural diversity of plants and animals includes many species that can be wisely harvested for human uses, tolerates human impacts or even thrives under them. However, there are also animal and plant communities that are ecologically fragile in the face of human impacts or come into serious conflict with human interests, leading to their rapid ex
Wildlife Specimen in Schools/Colleges To Be Surrendered to Government

Wildlife Specimen in Schools/Colleges To Be Surrendered to Government

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Lets keep nature in the wild! In an attempt to ensure the protection of endangered wildlife species, the Department of Forests has asked all schools and colleges to surrender the specimens of wild animals and specified plants lying in their biology laboratories to the Chief Wildlife Warden. The move is anticipated to protect the endangered wildlife species and discourage their exploitation by any means. All wildlife samples and endangered plants lying in the Biology Laboratory of any school or college now needs to be reported to the Forest Department of Delhi Government. As per the Wild Life Crime Control Bureau advisories (the last one as recent as 02.04.2013), all the educational institutions in the National Capital Territory of Delhi need to immediately comply. All such agencies ...
NMML Public Lecture on the Use & Abuse of Science in Marine Conservation in Orissa

NMML Public Lecture on the Use & Abuse of Science in Marine Conservation in Orissa

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series on ‘Wagging the Dog: The use and abuse of science in marine conservation in Orissa’ by Dr. Kartik Shanker of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Context: The Olive ridley sea turtles nest en masse at a few sites in the world, including Pacific Central America, and Orissa on the east coast of India.  More than a hundred thousand turtles nest at these beaches each year, but several tens of thousands are also killed in mechanised fisheries, while habitats are degraded by coastal development.  Alongside the various threats that have affected this population over the past three decades, there has been a slew of research and a suite of conservation re
NMML Invite to Public Lecture on Science, Democracy & Ecology in Contemporary India

NMML Invite to Public Lecture on Science, Democracy & Ecology in Contemporary India

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library invites all interested to a Public Lecture on Science, democracy and ecology in contemporary India' by Prof. Madhav Gadgil. The public lecture is being organised as part of NMML's ‘Science, society and nature’ series. Today’s environment- development debate is cast in inappropriate terms of just two choices. This is a false contradiction; the real issue is not whether India can afford the so-called luxury of worrying about environment, but whether India can afford to slide into a lawless, tyrannical society that abuses the liberating spirit of science. Economics, properly interpreted, tells us that any country should aim at ensuring a harmonious development of the sum total of nation’s capital stocks of natural, man-made, human and social capita
The Gods Have Spoken

The Gods Have Spoken

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Ever wondered why Gods chose the remote and impassable Himalayas as their abode for us to visit? Why couldn’t ‘they’ have located themselves at the now Metro ride away Kashmere Gate or the then barren, uninhabited and higher Delhi Ridge? Surely that would have saved a lot of energy and resources and would have avoided tragic disasters like the one we are presently witnessing. Why then did the omnipotent and omniscient Gods chose invincible places like Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkunt Sahib as their abodes? The answer lies in the awe-inspiring and mighty Himalayas and the understanding and manifestation of God through this power of Nature. Religion and culture developed at a time when Nature was seen as a supreme power, not an object to be conquered. The upper Himalayas were inaccess
Yamuna Rises from the Ashes to Reclaim Its Floodplain

Yamuna Rises from the Ashes to Reclaim Its Floodplain

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Activists and researchers working on River Yamuna in Delhi have long declared it sick and dead. River Yamuna is also considered to be a drain, as it flows through the eastern part of India's national capital: Delhi. Not only does Delhi gulp down every single drop of water in River Yamuna, it even sends out requests to the upstream state of Haryana to "release more water" in the peak summer months of April-May. However, it is certainly not administrative delays in addressing Delhi's requests as to why Haryana releases MUCH MORE water in River Yamuna than Delhi asked for, in the following months of June-July-Aug! A major part of North India remains hot and dry until the month of May, during which time the water demand of the region peaks. The water demand peaks maximum in Delhi whi...
Recovering Nature in a Crowded Subcontinent: NMML Lecture by Dr. Ullas Karanth

Recovering Nature in a Crowded Subcontinent: NMML Lecture by Dr. Ullas Karanth

Events
The Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and The H.Y. Sharada Prasad Memorial Committee cordially invite all interested to H.Y. Sharada Prasad Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Recovering Nature in a Crowded Subcontinent' by Dr. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science – Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society. Date: 15th April, 2013 (Monday) Time: 5:30 pm Venue: Auditorium, Library Building Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi. Tea will be served at 5.00 pm Image by Ramaswamy via CC  
Green Haat at Dilli Haat Celebrates the Real ‘Green Economy’ of India this WED 2011

Green Haat at Dilli Haat Celebrates the Real ‘Green Economy’ of India this WED 2011

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National Coordinator of UNDP's Small Grants Programme P.S. Sodhi (r) at Green Haat. The festival highlights the real green economy which sustains a major part of India. India is the global host of the 2011 World Environment Day (WED), the principal vehicle through which the Unites Nations stimulates worldwide awareness about the environment every year. The WED theme for 2011 is Forests: Nature at Your Service. As part of the celebrations of the WED 2011, the Dilli Haat at INA has become the organizing venue for Green Haat: a portrait of the real green economy that sustains a major population of India. The Green Haat is being organized by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India in association with various organisations like CEE (Centre for Environment Ed

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