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Bengal Tiger Consultation: Securing the Future for the Tigers in India

Bengal Tiger Consultation: Securing the Future for the Tigers in India

Green Alert
The recently concluded The Future of the Bengal Tiger, a conference hosted by the Sanctuary Asia, brought together over 150 delegates, speakers and other participants from all walks of life. Held on 6th August 2010 at the Teen Murti House auditorium, the participants were a blend of wildlife conservationist, researchers, media persons, bureaucrats, foresters and many school students and laypersons. Though students represented the majority, the blend of participants reflected the growing interest in tiger conservation among the general public. The conferences entailed talks by the forest department officials, military personnel, politicians, wildlife biologists and journalists. The sessions also dealt with issues like corruption, conflicting mandates among the different bureaucracies...
MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2010

Green Alert
Concerned about the inadequacy of the Wild Life (Protection) Act 1972 in reducing the ever increasing instances of wild life crimes across the country, the Ministry of Environment & Forests has put forth a draft Wild Life (Protection) Bill 2010. It has been noticed that the current penalties have failed to act as deterrents with few convictions having taken place since the Act first came into force. Several of these wild life crimes are carried out by international gang of criminals who have a sophisticated network across the country as well as state of the art equipments. At the same time, although illicit wildlife trade ranks only behind the illegal trade in arms and narcotics, there is no financial disincentive whatsoever that prevents poachers and smugglers from carrying out su...
Feathers Sold Openly Even as MoEF Proposes Ban on Trade of Peacock Feathers

Feathers Sold Openly Even as MoEF Proposes Ban on Trade of Peacock Feathers

Articles
In response to numerous requests from various stakeholders, the central Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is in the process of completely banning the trade of peacock feathers. Despite this, the selling of feathers of our National Bird is rampant across the Delhi NCR. Though the usual street shops are no longer selling these openly, the feathers can still be seen being sold on the streets around CP and ITO and even in markets like Kamla Nagar and Sarojini. The demand for the feathers far outsrips the supply leading to rampant poaching and killing of the birds. Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 relates to the transfer and sale of the tail feathers of peacocks. Currently, the Act prohibits the killing of peacocks as well as export of tail feathers...
The 5th CMS Vatavaran Environment Film Festival

The 5th CMS Vatavaran Environment Film Festival

Green Alert
CMS VATAVARAN is India’s premier biennial competitive and traveling Environment and Wildlife Film Festival. It was initiated in 2002 towards raising awareness about environmental issues. The CMS Environment Forum and CMS VATAVARAN have ushered in a fresh green global consciousness on an extraordinary scale using environment forums and films. The objective is to increase space for environment issues in mass media and evolve a nationwide environment outreach framework. Every year the festival is growing in terms of the quality of films recieved as well as the number of entries. This year a total of 366 entries have been received 366 including 276 entries from 20 different states of India. Also, 90 International entries have also been received from 23 countries. The film fe
Final Call for CMS Vatavaran – Environment & Wildlife Competitive Film Festival

Final Call for CMS Vatavaran – Environment & Wildlife Competitive Film Festival

Green Alert
CMS VATAVARAN, the Environment and Wildlife Film Festival from India that has made a global impact calls for film submissions for its 5th Film Festival. Prize winnging selected films will be screened from  scheduled from October 27-31, 2009 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme for 2009 festival is "Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies", a highly relevant issue today. The new features of the festival are: Total prize money: INR 20,00,000 Prize money ranging from: INR 50,000-INR 150,000 Twenty five awards in 16 Indian categories Five new categories for Indian filmmakers Travel and accommodation support to all nominated Indian filmmakers International/ National students, filmmakers (professional and amateur), photographers, environmentalists, film