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COVID-19 And Wildlife Conservation Challenges : Some Thoughts – Part 1

The recent emergence of Covid-19 represents a public health emergency of unprecedented enormity. A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in …

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NGT Finds Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), Coal India Ltd (CIL) Guilty Of illegal Mining, Pollution, Imposes Rs 160 Crores Cost For Damaging Environment

In a landmark decision, the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal comprising of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel in Judgment …

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Two Barges Carrying Flyash To Bangladesh Capsize In Hoogly River: Raises Concerns About Impact On River Ecology

  On 9th of April, two barges carrying flyash from thermal power plants in West Bengal to Bangladesh  capsized on …

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Not Safe Even During Lockdown: 185 Acres Of Land Within National Parks And Sanctuaries Proposed For Diversion By National Board For Wildlife

In the peak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, as the whole country is on a lockdown mode, there is something that …

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Greta Thunberg Once Again Targets World Leaders For Ignoring Climate Emergency

Accusing world leaders of ignoring the climate emergency and “sweeping their mess under the rug”, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg …

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A campaigner informs a pedestrian about extinction level threats [image by: kthtrnr/Flickr]

Five Takeaways From The UN’s Proposals To Protect Biodiversity

Dubbed by some the “other COP”, UN negotiations over revised biodiversity targets and a new international framework for nature restoration …

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The Hangul, or Kashmir stag, in Dachigam, the only area where its threatened population is stable [image by: Khursheed Ahmad]

What Now For J&K’s State Animal And Bird?

Before August 5, 2019, when the former state of Jammu & Kashmir was converted into the union territories of Ladakh …

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Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority has scrambled rescue operations in the Neelum Valley, but many people remain out of reach [image: NDMA]

Himalayan Cold Wave, Avalanches, Kill Hundreds In South Asia

In a video gone viral among some circles, an old man lies curled up in the snow, frozen to death. …

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The Hokersar wetland in Kashmir [Image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Report To National Green Tribunal Raises Spirits In Kashmir

At a time when Kashmir’s forests face the axe and the government looks to demarcate land for investors from elsewhere …

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Part of a degraded forest in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Kashmir’s Forests Face The Axe

The former Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the erstwhile Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir was very busy in September …

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