Even a simple avian head count could tell you about the health of India's wetlands

The price of power THE Arun III controversy continues to dog Nepal, reports Jan Sharma from Kathmandu. In an uncanny coincidence, just as loan negotiations for the construction of the Arun III

All might not be well in our wetlands, as indicated by -disturbing migratory trends of birds. "The disappearance of Siberian cranes is not the only cause for concern," says Ravi Aggarwal, member

The wetlands of Bangalore are falling prey to rapid urbanisation, according to a paper prepared by a group of researchers. The report says urbanisation is also affecting water quality. It notes the

US PRESIDENT Bill Clinton has proposed a package of measures that would afford additional protection to Alaska's wetlands, but also ease some of the present restrictions on wetlands use.

A unique fishing cooperative that salvaged the wetlands leased to them by the Calcutta Port Trust has successfully fought off attempts to repossess the land for building projects

A proposal to include the Calcutta wetlands in the list of waterbodies of national importance will protect it from real estate developers as well as facilitate funds for its conservation

Calendar of events in the Calcutta wetlands over the last century

The Calcutta Port Trust (CPT) has jumped onto the bandwagon of real-estate developers that are grabbing the few urban green spaces left in the city. CPT, which claims ownership of land on the banks

The West Bengal Assembly has adopted legislation barring the filling up of wetlands that exceed 0.035 ha in the state's notified urban areas. The ecological importance of these wetlands