A Division Bench of Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered notices in a case filed challenging the permission accorded by the Government to set up a coal-based power plant near Sompeta in Srikakulam district.

The state of Punjab has been left with less than 1% of the area under wetlands. About 30 wetlands, most of which are of natural origin were reported to occur in the state although some have already lost their wetland characteristics.

Except 2008, the Keoladeo national park in Rajasthan has been receiving little or no water for the past six years. A seasonal breach of a dam upstream was the source of the water till 2003, the year the breach was repaired. Nobody at the time thought of the repercussions on the park. This year does not promise to be different.

Loss of wetlands increasing at an alarming rate in Tamil Nadu, says Minister

nice: Forest Minister N. Selvaraj releasing a book brought out by the Forest Department during a national workshop in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

To bolster the efforts for preserving the rich wetland resources of the State, the government is considering to constitute a State Wetland Authority. This was announced by Minister of Environment and forests, Rockybul Hussain on Tuesday.

PALAKKAD: The district administration is planning to plant bamboo, vetiver (ramacham) and lagar stroemea (neermarathu) as part of the efforts to protect the river banks, District Collector K V Mohan Kumar said.

Changing water levels and govt apathy are threatening migratory birds

Rajahmundry, Feb. 1: Following encroachment, and proposals for establishment of industries, especially, thermal power plants in wetlands with rich bio-diversity, the environmentalists called for conservation and protection of wetlands in the state, to mark the World Wetland Day to be observed on February 2.

Mumbai: Mumbaikars may have to fight it out to get the mangrove wetland centre, proposed nearly two years ago on 452 hectares of marshland along the Eastern Express Highway at Bhandup.

Announced on March 3, 2008, by then state forests minister Baban Pachpute, the proposal has since been wrapped in red tape.

Ministry of Environment on Friday approved 2 million dollar for the Pakistan Wetlands Programme to execute the work plan of 2010. This was announced by the Federal Secretary for Environment Kamran Lashari while chairing a high level meeting.

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