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Chipko Movement Revived As U'Khand Women Hug Trees To Stop Felling

The decades-old Chipko Movement has made a resurgence in Uttarakhand as Bageshwar district's Jakhni village women hugged trees to obstruct their felling. Reportedly, forest department has proposed the axing of matured trees like Banj Oak and rhododendron for a road's construction. Although the forest administration proposed to fell only 43 trees, the residents opposing the move have warned of committing suicide and called… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 11:44 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, Bageshwar, Women, felling, Chipko movement, biodiversity, livelihood, water crisis

Courtesy: Times Now News

Chennai Miyawaki Forest

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Chennai Corporation To Allow Residents Into Miyawaki Forests

In six months, the Greater Chennai Corporation would admit residents into the Miyawaki forests grown across 30 locations of the city. Reportedly, the residents would be permitted to extract medicinal herbs for personal usage. The Miyawaki forests employ a renowned Japanese method of closely planting native species in the same area to regenerate all layers of original forests. This revolutionary technique of urban afforestation favours… read-more

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 05:41 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Greater Chennai Corporation, Miyawaki Model, Chennai, biodiversity

Courtesy: The Hindu

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Rajasthan: NGT Sends Notice to Authorities Over Endangering GIB Habitat

The National Green Tribunal has slapped notices to Rajasthan government and Environment Ministry on building grid sub-station and transmission lines in Jaisalmer's forests, a habitat to endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB). Alleged of violating Forest Act, 1980 and Biodiversity Act, 2002, the tribunal sought responses from authorities within six weeks. The issue sparked after a GIB died after colliding with power lines. 

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 - 01:18 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Great Indian Bustard, Rajasthan Government, NGT, biodiversity, Forest Conservation Act

Prakash Javadekar virtually addresses at UN summit

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India To Recoup 26 Million Hectares of Green Cover By 2030: Javadekar at UN

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that India aims to rejuvenate 26 million hectares of degraded and deforested land in next decade. While speaking at the UN Biodiversity Summit, Javadekar stated, currently 25% of India's land is under green cover, and the country has doubled the tiger population before the 2020 deadline. The minister also emphasized the government's commitment towards biodiversity through conventions on… read-more

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 12:00 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: United Nations, biodiversity, forest cover, Prakash Javadekar, Climate Change

Courtesy: The Hindu

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UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook Report Leaked, Suggests 8 Reforms

UN's Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5) report, to be released on September 15, has been leaked. The leaked report showed that none of the 20 'Aichi Biodiversity Targets' have been achieved. The GBO-5 suggested 8 reforms to achieve 2050 Vision for Biodiversity. Restoration of forests, sustainable agriculture, climate change, cities and infrastructure development, sustainable management of fisheries and waterbodies are expected goals, read-more

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 02:12 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: United Nations, biodiversity, environment, Sustainability, conservationists

Courtesy: Down To Earth