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Top Ten Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

Top Ten Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

Green Living
The National Capital Territory of Delhi, with its wetlands and sprawling green cover attracts a wide variety of our winged friends every year. This makes the NCT of Delhi a birdwatcher's paradise. Surprisingly, Delhi is the world's second most bird diversity-rich city, after Nairobi. Over 460 species of birds have been recorded in Delhi so far. If you are an avid birder or a nature lover, then grab your binoculars and/or camera and head out to these ten enticing locations. 1. Yamuna Biodiversity Park Located near Wazirabad Village, the Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) is located on the alluvial plains of River Yamuna in North Delhi. The site is a nature conservation site for native plants which are otherwise becoming locally extinct in Delhi. The park has 457 acres of grasslands, ri...
Invite: World Wetlands Day 2015 Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: World Wetlands Day 2015 Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Events
Wetlands provide a multitude of benefits to humanity that include filtering our water, ensuring biodiversity protection and mitigating climate change. Yet scientific estimates show that 64% of the world's wetlands have disappeared since 1900 and the remaining ones are being degraded. To raise awareness on the importance of wetlands to humanity and highlight their role in protecting 'our common environment', 2nd February is celebrated as the World Wetlands Day each year. This date marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The Yamuna Biodiversity Park in North Delhi celebrates the World Wetlands Day each year with great fervor and excitement. This year too, the Yamuna Biodiversity Pa...
DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

Events
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

Invite to Enumerate Our Feathered Friends: Big Bird Day 2011

Events
Leading environmental and birding groups in Delhi invite all of you to join us on 13th February, 2011 (Sunday) for the BIG BIRD DAY 2011. On this day, different teams comprising birding enthusiasts will cover different parts of the Delhi city and around (and even other parts of the country), to inventorize a list of sighted birds. The idea is to record as many bird species for the day as we see. The tally would be of all the teams to see how many species we get collectively. Interested citizens can join any of the teams mentioned below. Two years ago the count was 227, last year it was 225. Some results from earlier years: 2010, 14th March - 225 species 2009, 22nd February - 227 species 2008, 24th February - 203 species 2006, 12th November - 183 species 2006, 22nd F...
A Peacock Welcome Dance for the Rain Gods!

A Peacock Welcome Dance for the Rain Gods!

Green Alert
A peacock opens its feathers in Delhi to welcome the brief spell of showers that transformed the city weather overnight. Delhi has been facing more severe heat waves each summer and owing to several urbanization impacts such as the urban heat island effect, construction works, etc. The monsoon in the city is thus much awaited and its importance is felt even more each passing year. Water is indeed a limiting factor when it comes to sustaining urban development. Going by the drying of lakes and water bodies in and around the city, a successful south-western monsoon has thus become critical for survival. Image courtesy Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar Also Read: Burning Delhi Awaits the Delayed South-west Monsoon
Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

Delhi Marked World Environment Day 2010 in Style

Green Alert
Having almost always taken pride in being one of the greenest capital cities in the world, and led by a green Chief Minister as well, Delhi took the lead again in celebrating 5th June as the World Environment Day (WED) 2010...in style! The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit "kickstarted" the day by launching an electric vehicle rally from her residence in order to promote zero emission pollution free 'green transport' in the city. Supported by Hero Electric, a subsidiary of Hero Group, the rally saw participation from large number of people from all age groups.  From the CM’s Residence on Motilal Nehru Marg, the rally crossed Akbar Road, Shahjahan Road,  Aurangzeb Road, Samrat Hotel to reach the NDMC Commonwealth Garden where a token plantation  drive took place. What a day also
Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: Talk on Wetland Ecology and Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Events
The India International Center invites all concerned citizens to a talk on "Wetlands Ecology and the Yamuna Biodiversity Park", as the fourth lecture in the series on 'Water: the stuff of life". The talk will be delivered by Professor C.R. Babu, Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi, and Project Incharge, Yamuna Biodiversity Park. The session will be chaired by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy of the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nerhu University. Date: 12th April, 2010 (Monday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Conference Room No. 1, Indian International Center, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi The Yamuna Biodiversity Park has been an innovative project, an open laboratory for the students of environmental and biol
Invite: World Wetlands Day Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invite: World Wetlands Day Celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Events
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) invites all citizens to celebrate the World Wetlands Day on the 2nd of February. This date marks the signing of the 'Convention on Wetlands' in 1971 at Ramsar, Iran. The 2010 Wetlands Day theme is "Caring for Wetlands – an Answer to Climate Chang". The theme highlights the fact that wetlands, with their biodiversity, can help mitigate climate change. Date: 2nd February, 2010 Time: 10.30 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Jharoda Majra, Ahead of Wazirabad and Jagatpur Villages (10 mins drive from the DU Metro Station) The YBP has been established in Delhi to recreate the locally extinct biodiversity of Yamuna river basin. The almost seven years old biodiversity park now harbours a wide range of ecosystems of river basin which support more than
Shades of Green: An Environment Day Cover Story!

Shades of Green: An Environment Day Cover Story!

Articles
To celebrate World Environment Day and to keep the momentum going, Time Out Delhi's recent (June) edition has brought together the whole palette of green: hardliners, pragmatists, those who fight in the courts and those who make money off their green beliefs. The question it asks is, where do you fit in? Click here to Subscribe to Time Out Delhi The middle path That environmental degradation has a human cost is by now universally accepted. That the eco-movement may have one as well is something that those walking the middle path strive to keep in mind, says Avtar Singh. Practical environmentalism. Thank 24-year-old Govind Singh of Delhi Greens for, if not coining the term, then at least bringing it to this magazine’s attention. As far as Singh is concerned, that phrase encapsulates
Invitation: World Environment Day at the Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Invitation: World Environment Day at the Yamuna Biodiversity Park

Events
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) invites the citizens of Delhi to celebrate the World Environment Day amidst the urban biodiversity and natural heritage that is supported and upheld by the Park. Date: 5th June, 2009 Time: 0730 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park (Click to find clickable road map) An excursion and a complete tour of the Park will be followed by a lecture by Dr. Faiyaz and his coordinators. For more information, and to confirm your participation, please contact (Dr. Faiyaz): 9810511552 The Yamuna Biodiversity Park is a joint venture between the University of Delhi (DU) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)

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