Archive for June, 2012

 

The Indian High Altitudes

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Congratulations to Yash Veer for publishing this piece in the Tehelka. The future of biodiversity in the higher Himalayas lies outside protected areas The northern part of India is rimmed by a 2,500 km stretch of mountains, the Himalayas, the land of snow. Covering over a million sq km, it includes low Siwalik foothills at […]

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India – Central plan announced to save endangered species

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May 25, 2012 Union minister of state for forests Jayanthi Natarajan on Wednesday announced a recovery programme for saving critically endangered species and their habitats. Under the initiative, 16 species have been identified for support. This includes snow leopard, bustards (including floricans), dolphin, hangul, Nilgiri tahr, marine turtles, dugongs and coral reefs, edible nest swiftlet, […]

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On the trail of snow phantoms

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Congratulations to Yash Veer in publishing this piece in the Deccan Herald. May 22, 2012: Yash Veer Bhatnagar charts out the efforts of The Snow Leopard Trust and other organisations in unravelling the mysteries of the elusive snow cat. ‘Stones of Silence’, a classic by the renowned naturalist George Schaller changed me forever. I knew […]

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