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Telangana ignores Tiger conservation

Jul 28, 2017 Telangana State is using Chenchu trackers to collect seeds for Haritha Haram. But, 300 Chenchu trackers in the Andhra side of the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve are working for tiger conservation. However, no tiger conservation initiatives have been taken up despite dwindling tiger population in Telangana. Tigers coming from Maharasthra are also vanishing and only one is found in Kawal now.

Let the wild roam free, say activists

Jul 28, 2017 Chasing away a wild elephant using a JCB that resulted in its death in Munnar this week has angered animal rights activists. According to the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, their natural movements should not be restricted by any means while Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, says moving machinery should not be brought near them. An estimated 46 wild elephants had died in the past one year in the state, of them, six were shot dead, 26 in the fight among them, and 14 electrocuted.

Plea to remove 'green zone'

Jul 28, 2017 The Bhumi Adhikar Sangram Samittee today demanded the withdrawal of a central notification which made areas surrounding Amchang wildlife sanctuary an eco-sensitive zone. The Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change issued a notification on March 18 last year under the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, by which 109.99 square km surrounding Amchang wildlife sanctuary in Kamrup district was declared an eco- sensitive zone. The area extends from 170m to 8.1km from the sanctuary boundary. The sanctuary is home to the hoolock gibbon, Chinese pangolin, slow loris, leopard, elephants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects.

At least 91 killed in mudslides, floods due to heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Jul 27, 2017 Sri Lanka’s government said the death toll from floods and mudslides that have lashed the island in the last 24 hours has risen to 91. Nearly 8,000 people were driven out of their homes in the southwestern region of Kalutara, one of the worst affected, according to the DMC. Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana told reporters Friday that the adverse weather conditions in southern and western parts of the island could still worsen in the next 72 hours. The rains were the most destructive this year.

Clamour for creation of mangroves

Jul 27, 2017 In view of the crucial role the mangroves play in protecting the marine life in coastal region and the biodiversity, there is a growing clamour for regeneration of more mangroves. Mangrove forests stabilise the coastline by reducing erosion due to high tides and currents. The intricate root system of mangroves makes the forests attractive to fish and other organisms seeking food and protection from predators.

Afghans welcome women recruitment in Kabul Municipality

Jul 27, 2017 Recently, a number of women have been hired for cleanliness by the Kabul Municipality and Habitat agency—an action has been warmly welcomed by the countrymen.Head of Kabul municipality publications, Abdul Jalil Sultani told The Kabul Times that we hire those women who are keen to work alongside their brothers.

Over 8 million people in Pakistan are living with hepatitis C

Jul 27, 2017 Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection that is associated with a greatly increased risk of liver cirrhosis (scarring of liver) and liver cancer is one of the most important health issues throughout the world including Pakistan where well over eight million people are living with the disease.

No polio case reported in Fata in one year

Jul 27, 2017 The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) achieved a milestone on Thursday as it completed a year without reporting a single case of polio. According to a statement issued by Fata Secretariat, the last polio case in Fata was reported on July 27, 2016.

Crowdfunding restores ponds in drought-hit south India

Jul 27, 2017 The worst drought in more than a century in southern India has led to protests, farmer suicides, and clashes at the water taps as reservoirs and lakes dry up in the searing heat.

Meel; a documentary on domestic waste and waste water management

Jul 27, 2017 Gone are the days where we looked at problems in our society; it is time we start looking for simple and easy solutions that can make a difference in the long run. And that’s what Chennai-based architect Vishnu Priya aims to do with her documentary, Meel, which means ‘to recover’. The idea clicked when she was having a chat with friends about a lack of decent sanitation in Government schools.




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