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Whimbrel visits Punchakari wetlands (August Week #3 (2017))
Whimbrel visits Punchakari wetlands [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92288]Thiruvananthapuram: Whimbrel, a winter bird was sighted at Punchakari-Vellayani wetlands as another migratory season got underway. Small flocks of these migratory waders were observed at the Punchakari wetlands by bird watchers last week. This is the first time that this coastal loving wader, which was seen at fresh water areas of Puchakari-Vellayani during its migratory passage, was recorded as visiting Punchakari. According to Salim Ali’s Handbook of Birds of India and Pakistan, Whimbrel occasionally visited inland areas during its migration passage.

Wildlife Trust of India launches jumbo effort to protect elephants (August Week #3 (2017))
Wildlife Trust of India launches jumbo effort to protect elephants [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92267]In a bid to protect wild elephants and their walking corridors across the length and breadth of the country, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) on Saturday launched 'Gaj Yatra' in the Capital to commemorate World Elephant Day.The elephant yatra is organised by WTI in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

Study: Health costs of pollution in India 8 times of govt's fuel subsidy (Issue of the week, August Week #1 (2017))
 Study: Health costs of pollution in India 8 times of govt's fuel subsidy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92098]India spent $16.9 billion on oil, gas and coal subsidies in 2013 and 2014 but the health costs to meet the burden of air pollution-linked diseases was eight times more at $140.7 billion, says a report by an European environmental non-profit organisation.

Giant ibis 19 nests discovered in Cambodia (August Week #1 (2017))
 Giant ibis 19 nests discovered in Cambodia [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92099]In good news for wildlife conservationists, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that 19 nests of the critically endangered giant ibis have been discovered in the Northern Plains of Cambodia in Preah Vihear province.The community members and conservationists are working together under the Bird Nest Protection Program to protect these nests from human disturbances and other threats.


Floods killed 92 animals, including seven rhinos, in Kaziranga National Park: govt (August Week #1 (2017))
 Floods killed 92 animals, including seven rhinos, in Kaziranga National Park: govt [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92066]New Delhi: Over 90 animals, including seven rhinoceroses, have died due to the flooding in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the government told Parliament on Monday.

Delhi’s dust pollution back to Commonwealth Games days (August Week #1 (2017))
 Delhi’s dust pollution back to Commonwealth Games days [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92063]Bad old days are back in Delhi. Dust pollution, the cause of many pulmonary diseases, hit the peak again in 2016, after a lull of five years, in the capital.According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), dust pollution, which includes various particulate matter like PM 10, PM 2.5 and PM 1.0, shot up to 261 micrograms per metre cube again last year.

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