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Exotic birds on display in Andheri until Tuesday (April Week #3 (2016))
Exotic birds on display in Andheri until Tuesday [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80880]

MUMBAI: A unique exhibition of exotic birds, fish and animals got under way at Chitrakoot Ground in Andheri on Friday. The highlight of the four-day display from April 15-19 is large 3-ft macaws in various colours, cockatoos that say hello to visitors
and a couple of Persian cats that languidly sit upon a counter, patiently allowing excited babies to pet them as their parents take pictures

Lack of rain water pits dry up (April Week #3 (2016))
Lack of rain water pits dry up [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80863]

Visakhapatnam: Inadequate number of scientific rainwater harvesting pits is the reason for depleting ground water levels in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) limits, said experts in the field of water resources as well as bore-well
digging companies.




Lack of rain water pits dry up (April Week #3 (2016))
Lack of rain water pits dry up [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80863]

Visakhapatnam: Inadequate number of scientific rainwater harvesting pits is the reason for depleting ground water levels in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) limits, said experts in the field of water resources as well as bore-well
digging companies.




SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL (Issue of the week, April Week #2 (2016))
SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80768]

A yearly contribution of Rs 5,000 or more ensures that people from Nyishi community in that state look after bird havens, protect dwindling species

From the northeast to the western climes of the city, efforts to save the Hornbill have come a long way. The state bird of Arunachal Pradesh is facing a fast decline, thanks to anthropogenic pressure. Around five years ago, the forest department launched
an initiative there, with the help of the local Nyishi community, to spread awareness for the protection of the nest and habitat of these birds. Now, this conservation campaign is also picking up in other cities, including Pune, with more and more people coming
forth to adopt hornbill nests.




Odd-Even phase II: Govt plan to collect air quality data with mobile van hits stumbling block (April Week #2 (2016))
Odd-Even phase II: Govt plan to collect air quality data with mobile van hits stumbling block [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80743]

The only mobile monitoring van hired by Delhi government to collect real-time data on air quality ahead of the odd-even scheme has encountered problems with a “critical part” after operating for barely two days since April 6. The van is unlikely to start
rolling again before April 14, a day before the second phase of the vehicle rationing scheme starts, said sources. The van has not been functional since April 8, added the sources.




PM Modi urges international collaboration for tiger conservation (April Week #2 (2016))
6. PM Modi urges international collaboration for tiger conservation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80753]

NEW DELHI: Making a strong pitch for tiger conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the need for collaboration between governments at the highest level to check trafficking in body parts of the wildcat.

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