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World’s first sanctuary for white tigers opens in MP (April Week #1(2016))
World’s first sanctuary for white tigers opens in MP [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80606]

REWA: Politicians share space with white tigers on hoardings put up across Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, in preparation for the opening of the world's first white tiger sanctuary. As thousands converged for the inauguration on Sunday, shouting slogans, the ceremony
began to resemble an election rally. Fairly so, for locals say the white tiger has been an election issue here for years now.




Environment Ministry plans to introduce tree farming (April Week #1(2016))
Environment Ministry plans to introduce tree farming [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80602]

NAGPUR: PTI The Centre has planned to introduce tree farming in India to increase the forest cover in the country, Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javdekar said here on Sunday.

Madhya Pradesh loses 16 tigers in last 12 months (April Week #1(2016))
Madhya Pradesh loses 16 tigers in last 12 months [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80659]

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has lost nearly 16 tigers, including seven in Pench reserve, due to poaching and others reasons in the last one year.




While an NGO blamed the state government for it, forest officials contended that most of the deaths were natural. 




CLEAR 10,000 ACRES OF FOREST, SOLVE STATE’S JUMBO PROBLEM (Issue of the week, MarchWeek #4 (2016))
CLEAR 10,000 ACRES OF FOREST, SOLVE STATE’S JUMBO PROBLEM [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80525]

The Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has decided that the best way to curb man-elephant conflict in the Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) Tiger Reserve area is to clear out 10,000 acres of teakwood trees and replace them with fruit-bearing ones.




What's more, the decision has even garnered nods from elected representatives of the Kodagu and Mysuru regions.




Shimla’s monkey menace may end as vermin status clears killing (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Shimla’s monkey menace may end as vermin status clears killing [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80547]

New Delhi: Monkey menace in the tourist hotspot of Shimla may abate with the central government clearing the way for its large-scale extermination, by declaring it vermin in a notification issued on 14 March.

Experts, however, question the science behind declaring animal vermin.




India's e-waste problem (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
India's e-waste problem [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80563]

By notifying fresh rules to govern the handling of electronic waste or e-waste (the earlier rules issued five years ago were quite inadequate), the Indian government has taken a key step to combat this most lethal form of pollution. Organic and easily
recyclable metal, glass and plastic waste need not permanently remain in landfills. But hard-to-recover substances from e-waste like mercury make their home in landfills and keep leaching into ground water. According to a 2011 Rajya Sabha secretariat study,
e-waste accounts for 70 per cent of Indian landfills. Critically, the new rules have included things like discarded CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs which contain mercury.




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