Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2012


Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 51 (starting December 17, 2012) 2012.

1. Crocodiles returning to capital after almost 100 years

Crocodiles are set to return to the Capital after almost a century. Lieutenant-governor Tejinder Khanna has approved a plan to set up a crocodile park — the first of its kind in Delhi — on the banks of the Yamuna. “We’ll have crocodiles in phase-II of Yamuna Biodiversity Park,” said CRBabu, professor emeritus in DU’s biology department.

2. Indian Railways mascot ‘jumbo’ being killed by trains

Running trains have accidentally killed 62 elephants, incidentally the mascot of the Indian Railways, in five years. A CAG report revealed that most of these deaths, about 43 during 2006-11, have been reported from the Northeast Frontier Railway Zone that includes the northeast states.


Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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