India counts the dwindling tigers

BBC News / January 16 2006 India has launched the biggest ever survey to count its tiger population. The countrywide census focuses on national parks and reserves where scores of tigers have gone missing. Read…

Wetland under threat

A long stretch of the Kottuli wetland in the heart of the Kozhikode city along the Aryidathupalam bypass is under threat from construction activities. The Central Government has released funds for its protection and development…

SPARE OUR RIVER- SAVE OUR LIVES

The indefinite Athirappilly Satyagraha  launched against the proposed 163 MW Athirappilly Hydro Electric Power Project  crosses around 2 months. As decided at the Convention on 'Water Rights' held at Athirappilly  Grama Panchayath on the 27th…

Biological capital on the decline

Nearly 40 species of plants and animals in the country have already become extinct due to the lack of conservation, says  S. Kannaiyan, chairman, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). Biodiversity represents the very foundation of human…

Leaking lake poisons water

BBC news > South Asia / January 15 2006 Leaking lake poisons water A rare good monsoon in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan should be cause for celebrations. But in Udaipur, the city of…

Arundhati Roy declines Sahitya Akademi Award

Hindustan Times / January 14 2006 / (PTI) ---- Arundhati Roy declines Sahitya Akademi Award Prize-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy has declined this year's Sahitya Akademi Award, saying she cannot accept the honour from…

Protest over TN toxic landfill

The Peninsula online / January 14 2006 / ---- Chennai: A major confrontation is brewing between Tamil Nadu villagers and the authorities over a hazardous waste disposal site, which people say will poison the land…

Now tigers to get photo identity cards!

Expressindia / January 9 2006 // DEHRA DUN : In order to conduct a scientific survey of the tiger population this year, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) would soon be issuing photo identity cards to…