From Four to 500: How citizens joined naturally to save nature in Kharghar

Synopsis: A small group of dedicated volunteers has managed to save Khargar wetlands. Where is Kharghar wetland located? It lies within Navi Mumbai. It is home to multiple species with natural environments like hills, green mangroves and lush grasslands. Why this wetland was in danger? Kharghar lakes were in danger of being encroached on and… Continue reading From Four to 500: How citizens joined naturally to save nature in Kharghar

Sambhar Lake needs faster restoration, says expert study

Source: This post is based on the article “Sambhar Lake needs faster restoration, says expert study” published in The Hindu on 27th August 2021. What is the News? According to an expert study, Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan is constantly shrinking with degradation of soil and water quality. About Sambhar Lake: Sambhar Lake is India’s largest… Continue reading Sambhar Lake needs faster restoration, says expert study

Assam’s Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary breathes easy after eco-sensitive zone notification

Source: The Hindu What is the News? ​​The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam as an Eco-sensitive zone(ESZ). About Deepor Beel: Deepor Beel is a perennial freshwater lake located 10 km south-west of Guwahati city, Assam. Ramsar Site: Deepor Beel was designated a Ramsar site… Continue reading Assam’s Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary breathes easy after eco-sensitive zone notification

Four new Ramsar wetland sites recognised in India

Source: PIB What is the News? Four more wetlands from India – two from Haryana and two from Gujarat – have been recognised as Ramsar sites of international importance. With this, the number of Ramsar sites in India are 46. The wetlands that have received the Ramsar Site tag are Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary and Sultanpur… Continue reading Four new Ramsar wetland sites recognised in India

Sultanpur, Bhindawas wetlands near Delhi get Ramsar tag

Source: TOI What is the News? Two wetlands of Haryana — Sultanpur National Park and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary — have been included in the Ramsar list. With this, the number of protected Ramsar sites in India has now gone up to 46. About Sultanpur National Park: Sultanpur National Park is situated in the Gurgaon district… Continue reading Sultanpur, Bhindawas wetlands near Delhi get Ramsar tag

Centre notifies new Wetland Conservation Rules

News: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has put forward Guidelines for implementing Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 Facts: Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 Key Features: Prohibits conversion for non-wetland uses, setting up or expansion of industries in wetland areas. Prohibits disposal of construction and demolition waste within the wetlands. Each… Continue reading Centre notifies new Wetland Conservation Rules