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Destruction Of The Karbi Hills Landscape

December 11, 2011: Dear all, The Karbi hills are integral to the Kaziranga Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve and The East and North Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuaries together constitute the 16th Important Bird Area (IBA) of Assam. The two Wildlife Sanctuaries are Biodiversity Rich Locations identified through Global and National Priority Setting Exercises and are Sites identified by the…

Chandaka: Elephant Refugees in Their Own Land

October 2011: The Chandaka-Dampada Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa was created in 1982 to provide refuge to a population of elephants that was an extension of the Satkosia-Aathgarh-Kapilas population. However, the elephants are being increasingly isolated due to the anthropogenic pressures that are tearing their home apart. The sanctuary (175 sq. km.), home to leopards and other wildlife,…

Damming Jammu And Kashmir Kishenganga Project In Gurez Valley

August, 2011: An poshi teli yeli wan poshi."  (Food lasts till forests last.) – Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA), 14th Century Sufi Mystic from Kashmir

Local Support For A Tiger Reserve At Mhadei

August 2, 2011: Dear Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Digamber Kamat,


We are writing to you in support of the request from the Ministry of Environment and Forests to the State Government of Goa to expedite and send the proposal for a tiger reserve at Mhadei.

Sikkim Under Attack

June 2011: The tiny eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, known for its stunning forest vistas and amazing biodiversity, is under threat from the cumulative impacts of close to 30 large hydroelectric projects. While several are already under construction or completed, many more are at various stages of clearance.

Road Through The Neora Valley National Park

April 2011: The Neora Valley National Park is one of the last remaining hill forests of the Eastern Himalaya. However, as in many other parts of the country, a proposed road through the park could soon result in its tranquility being lost forever.

Dachigam – A Litany Of Betrayals

April 2011: The Dachigam National Park is undeniably one of the most beautiful spots on Earth. The Dagwan river that runs through it, a valley of flowers up in the hills at Sangargulu that rivals the better known Valley of Flowers National Park and the Marsar lake that nestles between tall ridges that rise up to more than 4,000 m. – all add to the stunning and tranquil vistas of this…

Kol Dam Threatens The Cheer Pheasant

February 2011: In October 2010, the 800 MW Kol Dam project in Himachal Pradesh was turned down by the Standing Committee of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL). This project could drown 124.054 ha. of forest land within the Majanthal Wildlife Sanctuary which is one of best refuges and  prime habitat of the Cheer Pheasant, a Schedule I species under the Wildlife Protection Act

Sand Dredging Threatens Olive Ridleys

December 2010: The Dhamra Port project already poses a huge threat to the olive Ridleys in the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Orissa thanks to the port that has been constructed by Tata Steel. Now we hear allegations of large scale, illegal, sand dredging by yet another steel company, Essar Steel Orissa Ltd. (ESOL) at the mouth of the Mahanadi river.

The Mukurthy-Mudumalai Large Mammal Corridor

October 2010: Corridors are a lifeline for the future of Indian wildlife. One of the most important yet unrecognised large mammal corridors in the Nilgiri landscape is the stretch between the Mukurthy National Park (NP) and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) that includes the Naduvattam, Gudalur, Ouchterlony Valley (O'Valley) and Singara ranges.

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