Guwahati, Sept.

Kapurthala: Scores of fish have been found dead at the Kanjli wetland.

This assessment of cumulative impacts of hydroelectric projects in Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river basins in Uttarakhand. It takes into account impact of 70 Hydro Electric Projects of which 17 are existing, 14 are under-construction and 39 are proposed.

Dhubri, Dec. 22: After years of movement and persuasion at the bureaucratic level, the Assam Assembly will discuss tomorrow if Sareswar Beel (wetland) can be called a bird sanctuary.

Imphal, 27 Oct: Winged guests migrating to Manipur as well as countless fishes who swim across from bordering Burma for breeding now have to look elsewhere.

The Department of Fisheries is planning to promote aquatic tourism in select areas of the State, following encouraging results from a pilot project in Guwahati.

From April onward this year, the department

PARADIP: Leakage of acid water from the Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) pipelines has posed a threat to the aquatic life affecting the livelihood of over 500 fishermen here.

The study from March 2011 to February 2012 in the Tanguar haor, Sunamgonj, Bangladesh found three habitat types of vegetation composition as upland, emergent and aquatic which included submerged plants (23), free floating plants (12), rooted floating plants (21), sedges and meadows (35), reed swamp (7), freshwater swamp forest (9), crop field vegetation (21) and homestead vegetations (36) species in the haor. The haor was rich in faunal composition that providing habitat of 122 species of fishes, 28 amphibians, 26 reptiles, 154 birds and 14 mammals in winter season.

Nagercoil: The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2010 as the International year of biodiversity in its 61st session in 2006 to help create awareness of the importance of biodiversity through activities and events.