Ambedkar University, Delhi invites applications from Environmental Researchers for a project launched under a grant received from SAIL. The project is entitled, "Ecological Restoration of Degraded Landscapes in Bolani Iron Ore Mine of SAIL, A model for sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and carbon dioxide mitigation strategy". The University intends to appoint One Research Officer (Remuneration Rs. 30,000 consolidated), Two Research Assistants ( Remuneration: Rs. 25,000 consolidated), One Field Supervisor (Remuneration: Rs. 16,000 consolidated) and One Senior Field Worker (Remuneration: Rs. 8,000 consolidated) for the duration of the projects which is 2 years and 3 months. The project is being undertaken at SAIL Bolani Iron Ores Mines, Orissa. The project team would ...
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
At the Delhi Airport's integrated T-3 Terminal Inauguration in July, 2010: Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, along with Chairperson, UPA and National Advisory Council, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel and the CM of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit In September 1985, under the leadership of India's youngest prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, India first got its own Ministry of Environment and Forests. This year the ministry has proudly completed 25 years in the service of protecting and preserving the environment of the country. The interest and vision was shared by his mother, the first lady prime minister of the country. Mrs. Indira Gandhi had brought out the country’s first Wildlife Protection Act in 1972. And she had launched the first Tiger Project in 1973.
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Last Stand of Niyamraja In defense of their faith and our collective future, one of the world’s earliest indigenous groups, the Kondhs, in Orissa’s Niyamgiri are fighting to save the Niyamgiri Hills from being dug out for bauxite by a multinational mining giant. This struggle has taken the voice of a small community that has lived a sustainable life for many generations from the pristine forests of Orissa to the head office of the company in London. The Kondh tribal worship the mountain as their God and know that its perennial streams and bountiful forests have allowed them to live with dignity for thousands of years. This is in sharp contrast to their fellow tribesmen who live downhill -- displaced, battered an
Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change. As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market). Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Dilli Haat A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of