Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2016, 00:41 AM IST

Daha wetland set to get makeover

Daha, a wetland near Bhanjanagar in Odisha's Ganjam district, is all set to get a makeover with the state's Wetland Development Authority approving Rs 5.50 crore for a restoration project.

Sep 21, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

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

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.

Apr 22, 2014, 09:46 AM IST

Campaign launched to preserve famous Mirik Lake

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.

Apr 26, 2013, 13:08 PM IST

Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands

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.

Sep 07, 2012, 11:31 AM IST

Wetland in Kanyakumari made Bird Protection Zone

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

Jan 28, 2012, 20:40 PM IST

64 Lesser Flamingos found killed near Rajkot

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

Jan 04, 2012, 19:47 PM IST

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

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

Oct 27, 2011, 13:41 PM IST

Local people resent Assam Rifles to occupy land

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.

Jul 25, 2011, 11:00 AM IST