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Government to raise awareness on wetland conservation (February Week #1 (2017))
Government to raise awareness on wetland conservation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88671]The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) under the Environment Ministry has decided to organise two events to spread public awareness about conservation of wetlands which includes a radio-outreach and awareness generation campaign. The World Wetland day 2017 on Thursday, with the theme ‘Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction’ is being celebrated in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh government at Bhoj Wetlands Bhopal, which is one of the 26 Ramsar sites that India has designated under the Ramsar Convention.

Guards in Sariska tiger reserve may get firearms [ (February Week #1 (2017))
Guards in Sariska tiger reserve may get firearms [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88679]AJMER: Environment minister Rajendra Singh Khimsar said the government is mulling over the idea of equipping the forest guards in Sariska Tiger Reserve with firearms after incidents of poaching reported form the area. Khimsar, who is also the minister in charge of the district, was talking to the media in Ajmer on Thursday.

Bombay Natural History Society proposes Thane Creek as a Ramsar site (February Week #1 (2017))
Bombay Natural History Society proposes Thane Creek as a Ramsar site [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88684]Thane Creek features as one of the two sites that the Bombay Natural History Society has recommended to the state government as potential Ramsar sites on February 1, a day before World Wetland Day.

In a first, greater flamingoes spotted in Himachal's Pong wetlands (February Week #1 (2017))
In a first, greater flamingoes spotted in Himachal's Pong wetlands [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88650]PONG DAM (HIMACHAL PRADESH): More than 125,000 birds of 93 species have been spotted in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands. Among them, greater flamingoes, a common migratory species in India's coastal areas, have been recorded for the first time here, an official said.

Flouting environmental laws, Trimulgherry lake becomes a dumpyard (February Week #1 (2017))
Flouting environmental laws, Trimulgherry lake becomes a dumpyard [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88639]HYDERABAD: While a number of rules exist on paper with respect to environmental protection, laws on solid waste management and control of pollution in water bodies do not seem to apply to the Secunderabad Cantonment Board.

NGT pulls up UP Govt. over Ganga pollution (Issue of the week, December Week #5 (2016))
NGT pulls up UP Govt. over Ganga pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87279]Dec. 21 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday reprimanded the Uttar Pradesh Government and asked as to what initiatives it has taken so far to check Ganga pollution. The NGT also directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, UP Jal Nigam and Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation to furnish details of all the industrial cluster located in segment B including the industries situated in Tributaries of river Ganga.

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