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Turtle Sanctuary to be Set up at Allahabad under Namami Gange

Turtle Sanctuary to be Set up at Allahabad under Namami Gange

National
A Turtle Sanctuary along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam, Allahabad has recently been approved under the Namami Gange Programme of the Government of India. The objective behind setting up this Turtle Sanctuary is to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of River Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures. The estimated cost of the Project is Rs 1.34 crore and it includes the development of River Biodiversity Park at the confluence (sangam) of River Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, establishment of a Turtle Rearing Centre (permanent nursery at Triveni Pushp and makeshift annual hatcheries) and to raise awareness about the importance of River Ganga and the need and importance of conservation of the riverine ecosystem. The sustenance of more than 2,000 aquatic s...
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

Events
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
Art for the Sky: The Endangered Sea Turtle

Art for the Sky: The Endangered Sea Turtle

Green Lens
The Endangered Sea Turtle is made of 800 children and several colors of Earth. It is crying tears made of pop bottles. The above is an amazing Sky Art by Daniel Dancer a conceptual aerial artist and our good friend from Oregon, US.  Daniel runs the Arts For The Sky Project making giant living paintings out of people! The objective: Adventures in Team-Building and Perception to Deepen Our Relationship to Sky, Earth & One Another! Daniel plans to visit India this winter - a country he loves for reasons more than one and do some awesome 350 Sky Art for the Planet! We wish him all the best.

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