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First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Indian Scientists Are Preventing Wild Elephant Attacks With Text Messages and TV

Wild elephant destroys residential houses in Dimapur. Image by Caisii Mao. Copyright Demotix (21/6/2012) Each year a few hundred people die in India due to wild elephant attacks as the animals are pushed into smaller spaces to live. Scientist ... [Published Global Voices Online - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Monkey survives ice age but not human onslaught

New Delhi, July 28: An endangered monkey in Arunachal Pradesh that withstood the ice age about 20,000 years ago has experienced a population decline that began around the time the first humans arrived in the state about 1,500 years ago, a genetic study ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Desecration of environment has made Uttarakhand prone to floods, landslides

Since 2005, heavy monsoon floods have been causing havoc in Uttarakhand. This year, again, over 6,000 pilgrims were stranded forcing the government of the pristine north-western Himalayan state to suspend the Char Dham yatra.Traffic movement was stopped ... [Published Hindustan Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Environmental experts caution against haste in clearing projects

Experts say environmental decisions, once taken, are sometimes impossible to correct. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/MintNew Delhi: The reconstitution of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), the advisory body for green clearances to commercial projects located ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

National Board for Wildlife to be toothless

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a toothless National Board for Wildlife without the mandatory non-government members.Under the law, the Board must have 10 non-government individual wildlife and ecology experts and five ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

India's forests cover is only half of what Forest Ministry claims

NEW DELHI: India has no more than 3.3 lakh sq kms of land under real forests, less than half the number claimed by the environment ministry in the 2013 forest survey released last week.Among other impacts, low forest cover might be a contributing factor ... [Published Economic Times - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Could Rare Bird on Tiny Island Be India's Ecological Canary?

A little over a month after India's new government came to power, conservationists have begun worrying that the administration may be less than committed to protecting some of the country's environmental treasures.Within days of the election, the government ... [Published National Geographic - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

India's new policy puts roads ahead of wildlife concerns

_ Indian army personnel keep vigil at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian military wants to build roads linking its outposts and airbases. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP/ A fortnight after Prakash Javadekar was sworn in as ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Integrating ecology and economy

"One of the hardest things in politics," U.S. President Barack Obama said in a recent interview, "is getting a democracy to deal with something now where the pay-off is long term or the price of inaction is decades away." Obama's words are pertinent not ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Heritage tag for natural sites has limited impact

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO on Monday. There are celebrations that the park's unparalleled natural significance has been recognized as not just at the national but also ... [Published Times of India - Jun 25 2014]

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A wildlife expert who had served on the standing committee said: "The non-officials on the Board are critical to carry out a good and impartial review of projects that come indiscriminately from states and often do not go through any scrutiny at the Centre either. It is unfortunate if the government wants to push decisions through a pliable Wildlife Board."
...management and REDD+", published in Current Science's 10 May, 2014, issue noted, if a forest is cut down and a plantation goes up elsewhere, "it will be recorded as a net gain in forest cover." Even though a plantation cannot perform all the functions of a forest
...a speed breaker to the growth," Javadekar recently said . "We care forfor nature. But we want development also. Decisions are in, delays are out."
Shilpa Chohan, a partner at Indian Environment Law Offices, and a supreme court advocate, says: "Before giving blanket approval for projects such as border roads, the ministry should first assess the reasons for delays in the environment clearance process and address the basic systemic causes. If clearances are given through a policy framework rather than a case-by-case basis, they overlook the regulatory framework and the basic philosophy behind carrying out environment impact assessment."

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Desecration of environment has made Uttarakhand... [Published Hindustan Times - Jul 27 2014]
Environmental experts caution against haste in ... [Published Livemint.com - Jul 25 2014]
National Board for Wildlife to be toothless [Published Business Standard India - Jul 24 2014]
India's forests cover is only half of what Fore... [Published Economic Times - Jul 17 2014]
Could Rare Bird on Tiny Island Be India's Ecolo... [Published National Geographic - Jul 12 2014]
India's new policy puts roads ahead of wildlife... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
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