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Is Corbett turning into poachers’ den? (March Week #2 (2016))
Is Corbett turning into poachers’ den? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80350]

DEHRADUN: The revelations by an arrested member of the Bawaria gang has raised serious questions about the safety of tigers in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR).

The gang would travel barely 15km from Kotkhadar in Bijnor to SonaNadi Wildlife Sanctuary in CTR for tiger hunt. Once there, the gang would set up traps to catch the animal and would eventually kill it to remove its skin and
bones. On Monday, Uttarakhand Police's special task force seized the skins of five big cats from Haridwar forest division and arrested one of the poachers belonging to Bawaria gang. Officials said that the team also recovered tiger skulls, jaws, bones and
nails weighing over 125kg.




Olive Ridleys Arrive at Gahirmatha (March Week #2 (2016))
 Olive Ridleys Arrive at Gahirmatha [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80452]

BHUBANESWAR: Ending the long wait, Olive Ridley turtles have arrived for mass nesting at Gahirmatha, the biggest rookery for the marine species. At least 10,000 Olive Ridleys turned up at Kalam Islands (previously known as Outer Wheeler Islands) during
wee hours of Thursday and began the nesting process.

5 states to soon launch massive plantation drive along river Ganga (March Week #2 (2016))
2. 5 states to soon launch massive plantation drive along river Ganga [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80444]

NEW DELHI: Five Ganga river basin states - Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal - will soon launch a massive plantation drive as part of rejuvenating the country's national rive. The scheme, aims to develop huge green patch along
the river to absorb water and stop soil erosion, will be implemented over a period of five year in Phase-I (2016-21).




Green panel fines university Rs 40L for polluting Cooum (March Week #2 (2016))
Green panel fines university Rs 40L for polluting Cooum [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80446]

CHENNAI: The Southern bench of the National Green Tribunal has fined Dr MGR University Rs 40 lakh for discharging sewage into the River Cooum. The tribunal also directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to initiate criminal proceedings against
the university. The directive came after the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) sub mitted a report saying Dr MGR University Research & Educational Institute in Maduravoyal, Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital in Mogappair, Thai Moogambigai
Polytechnic College in Nerkundram and two of the university's hostels in Maduravoyal were letting untreated sewage into the Cooum.




Pollution watch at centre of next odd-even plan (March Week #2 (2016))
Pollution watch at centre of next odd-even plan [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80441]

New Delhi: As the second phase of the odd-even scheme is approaching, the Delhi government is fleshing out a robust air pollution monitoring plan.




Delhi Pollution Control Committee recently floated a global tender for hand-held air pollution monitoring devices, which scientists hope would come before the plan kicks in. The major change in the scheme this time would be in the way monitoring is done
and the locations selected, officials said.

30 cameras at Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary to aid counting of leopards (March Week #2 (2016))
30 cameras at Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary to aid counting of leopards [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80410]

Mumbai: To carry out a headcount of leopards inhabiting Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, camera traps will be placed across the forested part. This sanctuary stretches from the fringes of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and extends beyond Virar.

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