The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday warned Uttar Pradesh of a heavy fine if the State government failed to issue a notification pertaining to the identification of a wetland in the Gorakhpur reg

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mather Nagar Residents Association Vs The District Collector, Ernakulam & Others dated 05/03/2018 regarding construction of a multi storied building on wetland area of Thrikkakkara North Village, Kalamassery, Ernakulam District, Kerala. Supreme Court sets aside the Order passed by the Kerala High Court which allowed the builder to continue construction and remanded the matter for a fresh decision after taking into account the detailed report submitted by the Sub-Collector, Fortkochi, Ernakulam District, Kerala.

With more than 1.25 lakh winged guests thronging Punjab’s four wetlands, the number of migratory birds arriving in the state remained consistent this season.

A cross section of Harare residents have blamed the Harare City Council for double standards which have led to corrupt allocation of land on undesignated sites such as wetlands.

Government has issued a 21-day ultimatum to residents of 11 villages that have encroached on Lubigi wetland located northwest of Kampala.

Climate change is dialing up the pressure on species around the world.

The passing away of Dhrubojyoti Ghosh, the engineer-turned-internationally acclaimed ecologist, on February 16 has left the East Calcutta Wetlands more vulnerable than ever.

We used a first-of-its-kind comprehensive scenario approach to evaluate both the vertical and horizontal response of tidal wetlands to projected changes in the rate of sea-level rise (SLR) across 14 estuaries along the Pacific coast of the continental United States. Throughout the U.S. Pacific region, we found that tidal wetlands are highly vulnerable to end-of-century submergence, with resulting extensive loss of habitat. Using higher-range SLR scenarios, all high and middle marsh habitats were lost, with 83% of current tidal wetlands transitioning to unvegetated habitats by 2110.

NAGPUR: Five months after wetland rules were notified by the Centre, state government has finally constituted a 21-member Maharashtra State Wetland Authority (MSWA) under environment minister.

Global warming and direct anthropogenic impacts, such as water extraction, largely affect water budgets in Mediterranean wetlands, thereby increasing wetland salinities and isolation, and decreasing water depths and hydroperiods (duration of the inundation period). These wetland features are key elements structuring waterbird communities. However, the ultimate and net consequences of these dynamic conditions on waterbird assemblages are largely unknown.

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