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Closeness to humans changing feeding habits of black bucks (September Week #4 (2016))
Closeness to humans changing feeding habits of black bucks [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84968]

Feeding habits of some endangered black bucks in Ganjam district of Odisha is getting changed due to their proximity with humans due to which a few of these deer have started living among human populace.

Due to ignorance, villagers are also making efforts to domesticate them although it is illegal. Ganjam district is a safe haven for black bucks as the villagers do not harm them and protect them. Thus their population has increased manifolds in this region
and they have started to reach out to areas where they were not seen earlier.




Centre creates a new body under PM's chairmanship to carry out its clean Ganga mission (September Week #4 (2016))
Centre creates a new body under PM's chairmanship to carry out its clean Ganga mission [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84953]

NEW DELHI: Giving more teeth to the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) — a central agency which is involved with implementation of the ongoing Gangarejuvenationprogrammes, the government on Wednesday approved setting up of a new body — National Council
for River Ganga — which would empower the Mission to work more independently and directly take action against polluters.




Amazon forest fire threatens natives, wildlife in Peru (September Week #4 (2016))
Amazon forest fire threatens natives, wildlife in Peru [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85071]

The fire broke out on September 10 in an indigenous community called Pitsiquia, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, said the National Civil Defense Institute

An enormous fire is destroying vast stretches of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, threatening natives and wildlife, officials said, blaming traditional slash-and-burn farming.




Don't clear neutrino project, pollution control board urged (September Week #4 (2016))
Don't clear neutrino project, pollution control board urged [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85073]

MADURAI: Many political parties and environmental organisations have urged the member-secretary of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board not to give the 'consent to establish' (COE) for the Neutrino Observatory near Devaram in Theni district.




South Africa’s Kruger national park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought (Issue of the week, September Week #3(2016))
South Africa’s Kruger national park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84859]

Rangers in South Africa’s biggest wildlife park are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact of a severe drought.

The national parks service says the numbers of hippos and buffalos in Kruger National Park, about 7,500 and 47,000 respectively, are at their highest level ever




Bihar intended to cull nilgai and wild boar as vermin for five years: RTI (September Week #3(2016))
Bihar intended to cull nilgai and wild boar as vermin for five years: RTI [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84638]

Over a month ago, Maneka Gandhi had expressed anger for the Environment Ministry’s move of declaring some wild animals as a vermin in a few states for a period of one year. While in Bihar, two wild animals – blue bull (nilgai) and wild boar – have been
declared as vermin for one year till December 2016, a copy of the Bihar’s proposal to the Ministry accessed under Right To Information (RTI) Act, shows that the state intended to continue culling nilgai and wild boar for a period of five years in 31 districts.




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