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Living Planet Report 2018: by WWF

CHAPTER 1- WHY BIODIVERSITY MATTERS? The importance of nature in our lives Humans have evolved, grown and thrived, in nature. Modern human society needs the resources of nature to thrive. Perception that nature is ‘nice to have’ and its protection is secondary to the more important tasks of increasing economic growth, creating jobs, enhancing the… Continue reading Living Planet Report 2018: by WWF

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Ken-Betwa project: Panel warns of dangers to ecology and animal life

A team of wildlife experts have submitted a crucial report on Ken-Betwa River linking project. The report warns of the dangers to the ecology and animal life due to the proposed Ken-Betwa project. Details: The report neither endorses nor disapproves of the Ken-Betwa project but notes that if the government were to go ahead it… Continue reading Ken-Betwa project: Panel warns of dangers to ecology and animal life

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Eco-sensitive Zone

The concept of Eco-sensitive Zone is to conserve biodiversity and endangered wildlife and protect environment around the protected areas such as National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, as a ‘safety zone’ without impeding legitimate socio-economic development of the area and also providing adequate opportunities for livelihood security of the local people. An ‘Eco-sensitive Zone’ is notified… Continue reading Eco-sensitive Zone

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6 Animal Welfare Organisations of Importance in India

#1. Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) Founded on 15 September 1883, is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in India engaged in conservation and biodiversity research Headquarters: Hornbill House, Mumbai The BNHS logo is the great hornbill, inspired by a great hornbill named William, who lived on the premises of the Society from 1894 until… Continue reading 6 Animal Welfare Organisations of Importance in India