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Browsing Archive: February, 2010

Future of China’s Tiger Farms in the Balance

Posted by Arvind Telkar on Saturday, February 6, 2010, In : Environment 

The road to the world’s first tiger summit in Vladivostok later this year will have to be paved with answers about the future of tiger farms in China and other East Asian countries, said conservationists.

Pressure to place such farms on the agenda at the September summit in the Russian city stems from the estimated 5,000 domesticated tigers in China’s tiger farms, which exceed the total number of tigers living in the wild – about 3,200 – in the forests of 13 Asian countries.

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Brahmaputra erosion destroys nearly 4,000 sq km of Assam land

Posted by Arvind Telkar on Thursday, February 4, 2010, In : Environment 

The mighty Brahmaputra has wiped out nearly 4,000 square kilometres of area at a rate of 80 square kilometres per year, destroying more than 2500 villages and affecting more than five million people in Assam. Assam's Water Resources Department has identified 25 vulnerable and very severe erosion-prone sites and estimated that the Assam valley portion of the Brahmaputra has lost approximately 7.4 per cent of its land area due to river bank erosion and channel migration.

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Major emitters set carbon goals after Copenhagen

Posted by Arvind Telkar on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, In : Environment 

Fifty-five countries accounting for almost 80 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions have pledged varying goals for fighting climate change under a deadline in the ''Copenhagen Accord'', the United Nations said today.

''This represents an important invigoration of the UN climate change talks,'' Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, said of the national targets for curbs on emissions until 2020 submitted by January 31.

The countries, including top emitters led by China and t...
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Bhitarkanika poised for world heritage site status

Posted by Arvind Telkar on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : Environment 

Already declared a Ramsar wetland site, the Bhitakanika National Park with its rich bio-diversity and a unique eco-system is set to receive an even more exalted position being shortlisted for a World Heritage site. The Bhitarkanika National Park has been shortlisted from among 27 additional sites by the UNESCO, official sources said.

The only World Heritage site in Orissa is the architectural wonder Konarak temple. P K Behera, divisional forest officer, Rajnagar mangrove & wildlife forest divi...
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Arvind Telkar Trekking in the wild with camera is the way of my life. Maharashtra is known for Mountain Forts, Water Forts, Thick and Bush Forests. We have Tiger Projects situated in Vidarbha region. Everyone is welcome to My Rock State with gentle flowers.
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