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Bombay HC bans reclamation of wetlands and construction in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:38

In a significant order, the Bombay High Court today banned reclamation of wetlands as well as construction activities on them across Maharashtra.

Bombay HC asks Maha to have permanent mechanism to monitor wetlands

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:19

The Bombay High Court today suggested that the Maharashtra Government should constitute a permanent mechanism to monitor wetlands in the state so that encroachments do not take place in such areas.

Himachal`s Pong wetlands have over 1.25 lakh birds

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 21:54

Over 1,25,000 feathered guests from 119 species were spotted in Himachal Pradesh`s Pong Dam wetlands, among them the osprey, the buff bellied pipit and the Indian skimmer, which are rare in other Indian wetlands, an official said Friday.

Green Tribunal issues notices for damage to Dadri wetlands

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 18:02

Concerned over destruction of Dadri wetlands in the NCR, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday issued notices to the union environment ministry and others for failing to take steps to protect the area.

Loss of wetlands caused disappearance of turtles from Alberta

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 18:18

Dramatic climate change was previously proposed to be responsible for the disappearance of turtles from Alberta`s Drumheller area 71-million-years ago.

Govt clears proposal for launch of Aquatic ecosystems plan

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:43

Efforts for conservation of wetlands and water bodies today received a big boost with the government clearing a proposal for rolling out a new scheme for preservation of the country`s rich flora and fauna.

Rare winter visitor Bean Goose spotted in Corbett Park

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 13:38

A lone Bean Goose was sighted by a five member team comprising Zaara Kidwai, Idrish Hussain, Ashok and Satya Pal on December 1, 2011.

Himachal to count its feathered guests this month

Last Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 10:23

The Pong Dam reservoir, 250 km from state capital Shimla, is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the foothills of the Himalayas.

ISRO prepares first national inventory of wetlands

Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011, 09:51

A detailed national inventory of wetlands has been prepared on the basis of satellite imagery by ISRO.

Little grass, bar-headed geese skip Pong wetlands

Last Updated: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 11:20

Pong wetlands, some 250 km from Shimla, are among the preferred destinations for the winged migrants.

No commercial activities on wetlands: Ramesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 18:26

Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said no commercial activity would be allowed on wetlands.

Govt won`t allow commercial activities on wetlands: Ramesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 16:56

Jairam Ramesh today said no commercial activity would be allowed on wetlands.