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Nagaur: Cattle fairs become hubs for illegal animal trafficking (February Week #3 (2017))
Nagaur: Cattle fairs become hubs for illegal animal trafficking [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88983]

In the recently held Nagaur Cattle Fair, 27 people were arrested and 200 camels, which were to be smuggled out of the state, have been rescued from them. On February 5, an FIR was lodged in Nagaur, Rajasthan under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,
1960 against 18 people from Uttar Pradesh, eight from Bharatpur and one from Alwar for trying to smuggle 200 camels out of Rajasthan for slaughter. Generally, these camels are sold within the price range of Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh.




With no hurdles, Madhya Pradesh officials optimistic of getting Gir lions (February Week #3 (2017))
With no hurdles, Madhya Pradesh officials optimistic of getting Gir lions [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88946]

BHOPAL: Forest officials from Madhya Pradesh are optimistic that a final decision would be taken to shift Gir lions from Gujarat to PalpurKuno sanctuary in the state. A meeting of the chief wildlife wardens is scheduled in New Delhi on February 15 and
February 16.




Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated', says recent study (February Week #3 (2017))
Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated', says recent study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88966]

Paris: Nearly half of endangered land mammals and a quarter of birds are already harmed by climate change — a much higher segment than previously thought, researchers have found.

Endangered primates and elephants are among the groups squeezed hardest by global warming, partly because they reproduce slowly and take longer to adapt to rapid environmental changes, they reported.




Odisha keeps keen eye on biomedical waste facility in hospitals (February Week #3 (2017))
Odisha keeps keen eye on biomedical waste facility in hospitals [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88933]

BHUBANESWAR: With the State extending the biomedical waste management programme to all Government-run hospitals, the health facilities have been asked to obtain authorisation from the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) for disposal of waste in
an organised way.




Scrapping of G.O. 111 opposed to save lakes (Issue of the week, February Week #2 (2017))
Scrapping of G.O. 111 opposed to save lakes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88892]

Pollution control boards across the country criticised for failing to stop pollution of water bodies

Civil society members accused the State Government of non-implementation of G.O. 111 and attempting to scrap it with an intention of commercialising lands around the two reservoirs - Himayatsagar and Osmansagar.




Ban disposal of micro plastic into sea: NFF (February Week #2 (2017))
Ban disposal of micro plastic into sea: NFF [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88881]

The National Fisherfolk Forum has urged the Central government to ban the disposal of micro plastic into the sea. In a letter to Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, NFF chairperson M Illango urged the Ministry to take necessary steps in this regard.
He said like US and the UK, the Union Government should also come up with laws to ban disposal of micro plastic into the sea. MrIllango also demanded that the usage of micro plastic fibers in cosmetic and cleansing products shall be totally banned.




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