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MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

MoEFCC Launches App on Wildlife in India, Action Plan 2017-2031

Green Alert
The Environment Minister of India Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the Global Wildlife Programme Conference at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi on 2nd October 2017. He appealed to the fraternity of wildlife experts and scientists to deliberate on various wildlife-related laws with a modern and scientific outlook. "If you can blend science and technology to the cause of wildlife, it will produce a drastic difference to the outcome of the Conference," he said. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also emphasised that modern technology must be used to counter poachers and wildlife crimes. The Minister informed that India has the largest participation of people living in the forests towards conservation efforts. Two documents: 1) India's National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) 2017-2031 and 2) Secure Himalaya were rele...
India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

Green Alert
The Government of India, jointly with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be hosting a Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference starting 2 October 2017. The objective of hosting this programme is to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa. The Global Wildlife Programme will be inaugurated by India'a Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. India is already playing a leadership role in management of wildlife through involvement of local communities. Pointing out that no programme can succeed solely based on Government policies, the Environment Minister briefed the media that people's participation at societal level is very necessary for the success of any wildlife protection project. "Five crore people living around natio...
Nilgai Killing Prompts Statement on Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

Nilgai Killing Prompts Statement on Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflict

Green Alert
Nilgai and the other gai (cow) The rapid rise in the cases of human-wildlife conflicts, has prompted the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Wildlife (MoEFCC) to issue a statement defining the protocol to be followed at the state level for addressing this challenge. The Statement is also released in the backdrop of new reports of the Ministry having given permission to kill nilgai (wild boar) as 'vermin' in the state of Bihar. Following is the statement made by Inspector General Wildlife (MoEFCC), Dr. S. K Khanduri on this matter. "India is proud of its animal-human coexistence. In some places, animal-human conflicts happen. Last year, more than 500 people lost their lives in human-wildlife conflicts. There are standard operating processes laid down in the Wildlife (Protection...
Cabinet Approval for India-USA MoU for Wildlife Conservation

Cabinet Approval for India-USA MoU for Wildlife Conservation

National
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between United States of America and India to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking. With this approval and the subsequent association, India stands to benefit from the expertise of the US Institutions in the field of wildlife conservation. Management of wildlife areas and combating illegal trade of wildlife and their derivatives will also benefit from this development. India and the United States of America are both endowed with rich biodiversity and natural heritage and have established a network of Protected Areas in their respective territories. As there is scope for both the countries to...
Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

Environment Minister Burns Confiscated Wildlife Articles

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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disposes off confiscated Wildlife Articles during the World Environment Day celebration in Mumbai on June 05, 2016. The theme for World Environment Day 2016 is Go Wild for Life and focuses on stopping the illegal trade in wildlife parts world over. Drawing attention to this year's theme of the World Environment Day – "Go Wild For Life", Mr. Javadekar underlined government’s resolve for protection of wildlife. Speaking on Environment Day, he informed that the Government began this year's World Environment Day celebrations by launching Asia's first Vulture Re-introduction Programme at Pinjore in Haryana. Mr. Javadekar said vultures – the true Swachch Bharat volunteers – had become endangered since 1990, after eating carcasses of cattle which w
NMNH to Organise Painting Competition on Environment Day

NMNH to Organise Painting Competition on Environment Day

Events
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will be organising a painting competition on the occasion of World Environment Day on 5th June, 2016. The painting competition is open to school students and is themed on, Go Wild for Life - Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The theme is as part of the campaign initiated by the United Nations in which Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has already expressed her solidarity. Illegal Trade in Wildlife is one of many threats to species, which include habitat loss due to land transformation for agriculture and development, human-wildlife conflict caused by animals and humans being pushed closer together as wild ranges disappear, climate change and over consumption or unsustainable use. At the heart of illegal trade is t...
Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Join Jacqueline Fernandez in Her Fight to Protect the Tiger

Green Lens
Jacqueline Fernandez, Ban Ki-moon and many other famous personalities have come together for a United Nations led campaign for urging action for protecting endangered species and ending illegal trade in wildlife #WildforLife #WildforLife was launched at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi in front of environment ministers from every corner of the planet. The campaign aims to mobilize millions of people to make commitments and take action to end the illegal trade. The campaign is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF...
WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

Corporate Greening
The Earth Day has, several times in the past, become an occasion for initiating environmental causes across the globe. This Earth Day was no exception, when the World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-India) and Ricoh India joined hands to strengthen wildlife and marine conservation in India, by signing the ‘Project Nature Watch’ partnership. WWF-India has been working towards wildlife and environment protection in the country since 1969. Ricoh is a global technology company. Together, they aim to contribute towards the environment by bringing in technology for better monitoring efforts across conservation projects in India. The aim is to provide need-based infrastructure support to frontline and field staff working in the forest and marine areas respectively, for monitoring  species such
29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra

29 Species Camera Trapped in North Sumatra

Global
The days when conservation and technology could not be spoken of in one breath are passé. Information Communication Technology (ICT) today has some really amazing uses in the field of conserving biodiversity. Recently, a study conducted by Conservation International (CI), Indonesia, camera-trapped an impressive 29 animal species in North Sumatra. The cameras, placed at the Batang Gadis National Park (BNGP), significantly documented five endangered species- the Sumatran clouded leopard, the Sumatran tiger, the Sunda pangolin, the Asiatic wild dog and the Malayan Tapir- for over thirty days. Other documented animals include the four of the five Sumatran wild cat species, the endemic bronze-tail peacock pheasant and the Salvadori's pheasant. These results further support the list
12 August is Now World Elephant Day, Greetings to All

12 August is Now World Elephant Day, Greetings to All

Green Lens
12 August is now being celebrated as the World Elephant Day since 2012 to raise awareness about the plight of Asian and African elephants. Let us use this day to remind ourselves of our responsibility towards a species which represents only a fraction of nature's might. Visit elephant habitats around your city and ensure that the mighty elephant is given the respect and space it deserves. Visit elephants in zoos around you, and ensure they are being taken care of well. Image by Christopher via Flickr over CC

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