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Dearth of Technical Manpower at CPCB - A serious concern

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Creating Space for Community Conservation Initiatives (CCIs) in Academics

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Central Empowered Committee of the SC under purview of RTI

Central Empowered Committee of the SC under purview of RTIThe Supreme Court (SC) appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) that is mandated with looking into issues of forests and wildlife protection has been brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.The Central Information Commission (CIC) recently rejected the plea of the CEC to review an earlier decision which had declared the CEC a public authority under the RTI Act. The CEC has now been directed to facilitate the…See More
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‘Miss Kerala’ added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

‘Miss Kerala’ or Denison’s barb, Puntius denisonii (Day 1865), India’s most popular freshwater fish in the international aquarium trade has finally found its way to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The most recent version of the Red List has categorized P. denisonii as a ‘vulnerable’ (VU) species in view of its restricted range of occurrence, decline in habitat quality, number of mature individuals in the wild and declining population trend.…

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Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on February 1, 2010 at 6:47am

Koraput to be desginated as Globally Agricultural heritage system

Koraput to be desginated as Globally Agricultural heritage system,

Bhubaneswar | Saturday, Jan 30 2010 IST



On the lines of World heritage sites, declared by the UNESCO for better conservation and preservation, the Koraput region of Orissa with full of rich bio-diversity will be soon designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System(GIAHS). Addressing a discussion on ''Effective Community Management Bio-diversity in era of Climate Change '', Dr Swaminathan said the… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on February 1, 2010 at 3:00am

Central Empowered Committee of the SC under purview of RTI

Central Empowered Committee of the SC under purview of RTI



The Supreme Court (SC) appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) that is mandated with looking into issues of forests and wildlife protection has been brought under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.



The Central Information Commission (CIC) recently rejected the plea of the CEC to review an earlier decision which had declared the CEC a public authority under the RTI Act. The CEC has now been… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on January 25, 2010 at 1:25am

New guidelines for biodiversity conservation

National Biodiversity Authority has come up with a set of guidelines for the declaration of Biodiversity Heritage Sites across the country. But the existing laws limit the scope for expanding the role of local community in biodiversity conservation.



India's Biological Diversity (BD) Act came into existence in 2002 after the Parliament ratified it. Amongst other things, it put forth a framework under which access to biological resources and related knowledge could henceforth be… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on January 22, 2010 at 1:34am

Shortage of Technical Manpower at CPCB!

Dearth of Technical Manpower at CPCB - A serious concern



An excerpt from an interview with Dr. B. Sengupta, Member Secretary, CPCB, India.

In which he mentioned as "there is acute shortage of technical manpower, even in CPCB we have very less, for eg: in EPA of USA there are more than 18000 technical people while in entire CPCB we are hardly 150 technically qualified people. Mandates are very high but manpower is low".



Is this not a serious concern????… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on December 30, 2009 at 6:30am

Special Economic Zones or Special Embezzlement Zones?

The Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Act 2005 is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation passed in recent times. Andhra Pradesh has been at the fore front of establishing SEZs, with 56 notified SEZs - one of the highest in the country and several more such zones in various stages of approval. Amidst claims of accelerating industrialization, economic growth, employment generation and high export potential being made by the government, the primary opposition to the establishment of these… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on December 26, 2009 at 3:00am

Top ten environmental losses of 2009

Washington, December 16 (ANI): A recent article in National Geographic News has made a list of the top ten environmental losses of the year 2009.

At number one is the finding that the environmental challenge of global warming has worsened.

2009 saw vast patches of the planet protected and world leaders pledge to fight global warming, but the climate continued to change dramatically, putting it in the "loss" column for the environment this year.

At number two is the finding that… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on December 24, 2009 at 1:30am

[forestrights] 'Afforestation' with money from destroying forests

Due to a quirk of law, the money earned from cutting trees is being used to fund the country’s ambitious afforestation programme. Madhu Sarin on how Indian forests and their inhabitants are paying a heavy price for this contradiction.
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090802/spectrum/main1.htm

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on December 24, 2009 at 1:30am

National Afforestation Programme for regeneration of degraded forests in the country

11:38 IST

Lok Sabha



The Government is implementing a National Afforestation Programme for regeneration of degraded forests in the country. The National Afforestation Programme (NAP), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forests through a two-tier decentralized mechanism of Forest Development Agency (FDA) at Forest Division level and Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) at the village level. As on 30/10/2009, 796 FDA projects… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on December 24, 2009 at 1:00am

Ecocriticism

Defining Ecocritical Theory and Practice



1994 Western Literature Association Meeting

Salt Lake City, Utah--6 October 1994



The word "ecocriticism" traces back to William Rueckert's 1978 essay "Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism" and apparently lay dormant in critical vocabulary until the 1989 Western Literature Association meeting (in Coeur d'Alene), when Cheryll Glotfelty (at the time a graduate student at Cornell, now Assistant Professor of… Continue

Posted by KANNA KUMAR SIRIPURAPU on December 24, 2009 at 1:00am

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