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Next Vacation, Take the Tiger Express to India’s Hinterland

Next Vacation, Take the Tiger Express to India’s Hinterland

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The inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station, being flagged off by the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, through video conferencing on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 2016. The Ministry of Railways has launched a Tiger Express train which has been conceptualized through the personal interest of the Railway Minister himself! The Tiger Express tourist train will be operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The Tiger Express itinerary for a total of 5 days/6 nights starts from Delhi followed by Katani, Jabalpur, Bandhavgadh and Kanha. The semi-luxury train will take its guests to the world famous Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks in Madhya Pradesh. In addition, the trip will als...
Consider Tiger as Natural Capital to Achieve Development: PM

Consider Tiger as Natural Capital to Achieve Development: PM

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The Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation began today in New Delhi and was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Others present during the inaugural ceremony included Ministers from Tiger Range Countries; Minister for Agriculture & Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan; Chairman, Global Tiger Forum and Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of the tiger and mentioned how the tiger is an apex consumer in the ecological pyramid and food chain. "The tiger requires a large amount of prey, supported by good forests. Therefore, by protecting the tiger, we protect the entire ecosystem and the ecological services, which are equally crucial for the well-being of human bei...
Invite to Seminar on Tigers, Tribes and Bureaucrats at NMML

Invite to Seminar on Tigers, Tribes and Bureaucrats at NMML

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The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library  invites all interested to to a Seminar on Tigers, Tribes, and Bureaucrats:  Relocations from Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra by Dr. Nitin Sekar, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Date: Monday, 9th March, 2015 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi Abstract: Relocations of forest-reliant peoples from protected areas to promote wildlife conservation has typically resulted in negative socioeconomic results for those displaced. India’s 2006 Forest Rights Act endeavors to improve outcomes of relocations for conservation by mandating that relocations only occur if villages provide their free informed consent; in theory, the socioeconomic results of such voluntary r
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 34 (starting August 20, 2012) 2012. 1. NDMC leads the way in recycling e-waste In a first of its kind initiative by the civic body, the New Delhi Municipal Council has successfully disposed seven tonnes of electronic-waste in an environment friendly manner. 2. Four yrs on, BRT debate continues Delhi's bus rapid transit corridor is controversy's favourite child. It invited a lot of publicity when the first and the city's only such corridor was opened for traffic in April 2008. Four years hence, the debate on BRT's suitability for a car-crazy city still rages. 3. BRT: Ahmedabad shows the way Poor show in Delhi may have earned the Bus Rapid Transit system the tag of an alien concept for Indi...
And Now a Green Kolaveri: Why this Koyla Mining di?

And Now a Green Kolaveri: Why this Koyla Mining di?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfFP9ld4UJY The ongoing "junglistan" signing campaign of Greenpeace India  is a symbolic one as it calls for a united struggle against indiscriminate mining and destruction of our forests. People are being urged to become citizens of a new country: Junglistan - the country of the forests. Every citizen of junglistan is given a passport and as responsible citizens of this new country, they are urged to pledge to protect the 'junglistan' from mining by asking the government to keep the forests intact. And now, Greenpeace India volunteers have gone Kolavering with an interesting green version of kolaveri di, to raise further awareness and get more signatories. Click here if you support 'Why this Koyla Mining di' and to take the Junglistan citizenship!
Eight New Tiger Reserves To Boost Tiger Conservation Measures in India

Eight New Tiger Reserves To Boost Tiger Conservation Measures in India

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Emphasizing on India’s commitment towards conserving the big cat, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced at the WWF-India event to introduce Youth Tiger Ambassadors, the addition of eight new Tiger Reserves to the existing 39 Tiger Reserves in the country within the next 6 to 8 months. These will be one each at Satyamangala in Tamil Nadu, Ratapani in Madhya Pradesh, Sonapeda in Orissa, the Biliriranga Hills near Mysore in Karnataka and two new Tiger Reserves each in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. These will be Nave Goan Nagzira and Bor and Pilibhit and Suhelwa respectively. Adding to the introduction of the Youth Tiger Ambassadors, the Minister said while other talk of saving the tigers, we actually save the tigers! India harbors a large proportion of the world’s tiger populat
WWF-India Identifies Youth Ambassadors Ahead of International Tiger Forum

WWF-India Identifies Youth Ambassadors Ahead of International Tiger Forum

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WWF India's hunt for the Youth Tiger Ambassadors is now over as it introduced to the country, two progressive minded youth to represent India at the upcoming Youth Tiger Summit at Vladivostok in Russia. These Young Tiger Ambassadors will represent India at the Youth Summit which will be held parallel to the International Tiger Forum which is being hosted by the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin from 21-24 Nov in St. Petersburg, Russia. The International Tiger Forum will be a one of its kind high level government meeting on tiger conservation. The Tiger Forum will discuss the global action for the conservation and rehabilitations of tigers across their range. It promises to be the most significant meeting ever held to discuss the fate of a single non-human species. As of now, we ...
Tiger Range Countries Come Together for Restoring Tiger Populations in the Wild

Tiger Range Countries Come Together for Restoring Tiger Populations in the Wild

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The 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCc) viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam have finalized an ambitious global programme for restoring tiger populations in the wild.  Representatives from the 13 countries came together at the two day workshop on “Consensus for Conservation”, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) through the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and co-hosted by the Global Tiger Initiative supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF), Smithsonian Institution, World Bank and other partners. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh congratulated the TRCs for finalizing Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) which is to be adopted by all the 13 TRC Governments, who
Stars for the Star: Tiger Conservation Through Celebrities

Stars for the Star: Tiger Conservation Through Celebrities

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The most recent celebrity who has lent his name for the cause of saving the tiger is Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Having met Jairam Ramesh in New York this September at the reception of the Coalition of Rainforest Nations, DiCaprio reportedly expressed his interest to play a crucial role in sensitizing the global community to the cause of the Indian tiger. In his statement released through the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) earlier this year, the actor had said “Key Conservation efforts can save the Indian tigers species from extinction, protect some of the planet’s last wild habitats and help sustain local communities surrounding them”. DiCaprio is not the first celebrity to get behind the cause of saving the Indian tiger. And going by the trend, he definitely isn't the las
Bridge Collapses, Lets Ensure the Games Don’t

Bridge Collapses, Lets Ensure the Games Don’t

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..and stop the corruption, and incompetence and what not. The last of the 'Shera' is at stake. It is no longer difficult to understand why big projects like the ones meant to save the tiger don't really work effectively. I am shocked by the collapse of a foot over bridge just about a week before the Commonwealth Games. I am angry at all those who are responsible for the construction of the games infrastructure including this specific foot over bridge. What angers me even more is the explanation that ‘it was a loose screw that caused it’. I am resentful of all those people who are associated with the Games infrastructure, those who ‘made’ the money and those who ‘gave’ the money to cut corners in the quality of construction. I am resentful of all those who were not able to complete the a

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