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New species added to invertebrates list after UAE discovery

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 19:52

A new species has been added to the global list of invertebrates after an unexpected discovery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lok Sabha polls: Threat to wetland an election issue for fishermen, farmers

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 09:46

Ecological degradation of Deepor Beel, a freshwater lake of international importance on the outskirts of Guwahati, has turned out to be a major electoral issue for hundreds of fishermen and farmers dependent on the wetland.

Campaign launched to preserve famous Mirik Lake

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 13:08

An environment group in Mirik in Darjeeling hills has launched a campaign to demand the tourist town`s famous Mirik Lake that has shrunk in size, be included in a central government project for conservation of water sources.

Decline in migratory birds coming to India: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 18:17

There has been a decline in the number of migratory birds arriving in India due to habitat loss and wetland pollution, the government today informed Lok Sabha.

Migratory birds keep date with Kashmir

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 13:03

Heralding the arrival of winter, migratory birds have started arriving in the wetlands of the Kashmir valley from Siberia, eastern Europe, China and the Philippines

Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands

Last Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 11:31

Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get more funds for their conservation.

Govt orders halt to housing project on wetland in UP

Last Updated: Saturday, February 04, 2012, 23:16

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Saturday ordered a halt to the work on a housing project of a private builder on a wetland, home to migratory birds, in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida.

Wetland in Kanyakumari made Bird Protection Zone

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 20:40

Tamil Nadu government today announced the wetland near Suchindram Theroor in the district as a Bird Protection Zone.

China restores 23,000 hectares of wetlands

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 12:08

China will step up wetland protection and restoration efforts this year, having already restored 23,000 hectares of wetlands in 2011, the country`s State Forestry Administration (SFA) has revealed.

64 Lesser Flamingos found killed near Rajkot

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 19:47

64 Lesser Flamingos smallest among Flamingos -- have been found killed, allegedly by poachers,

It`s `no entry` to aquatic guests now in Manipur

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 13:41

Winged guests migrating to Manipur as well as countless fishes who swim across from bordering Burma for breeding now have to look elsewhere.

Local people resent Assam Rifles to occupy land

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011, 11:00

The Assam Rifles` plan to occupy a piece of land in a wetland, has run into protests by local people who said their source of livelihood would be jeopardised.