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Rajendra Kerkar calls for government action to protect the disappearing patches of biological importance

Ahmedabad: The state government's recent decision to allow 16 more overhead power lines through the area encompassing habitat of the Great Indian bustard, a critical endangered species, has sent al

The tourism dept wants to attract tourists coming for pilgrimage to the Girnar mountain.The tourism dept wants to attract tourists coming for pilgrimage to the Girnar mountain.

The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has taken "serious" note of non-submission of proposals for declaring eco-sensitive zones (ESZs) around national parks by states, and directed them to do so "

In what may turn out to be a big relief for homebuyers in Noida, the Centre will on Tuesday take a final call on notifying certain areas as an eco-sensitive and no-construction zone around Okhla b

The National Board for Wildlife (NBW), the apex body which clears projects around protected areas, has okayed 81 proposals in different parts of the country in the past seven months.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on clearance of projects, 28/07/2015. National Board for Wildlife in its Standing Committee meetings cleared 81 projects in the past six months, i.e., from January 2015 till date. The details of the project state/UT wise are enclosed as Annexure. Out of the projects cleared 9 projects fall under the Tiger Reserves and 27 proposals are close to 10km area of wildlife sanctuaries. Out of the cleared projects 40 are public commercial/private projects. Projects are cleared with proper environmental safeguards. Details are provided in the Annexure.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court last week reconstituting the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) after the apex court had earlier stayed all the d

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a toothless National Board for Wildlife without the mandatory non-government members.

The environment ministry has asked Uttar Pradesh government to submit a revised proposal for declaring the periphery of Okhla Bird Sanctuary an Eco- Sensitive Zone (ESZ).

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