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White-rumped vultures make a comeback in Kangra (Issue of the week, June Week #4 (2015))
Himachal Pradesh’s vulture breeding and conservation programme is showing encouraging results with white-rumped vultures making a comeback in the state’s Kangra district.

Once declared as critically endangered species with a decline of 95 per cent of its population, around 175 birds sighting have been reported in the district.

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With 90K trees, palkhi route to become greene (June Week #4 (2015))
Civic authorities, BSI and NGO join hands to launch massive plantation drive along the 230-km route from Dehu to Pandharpur; space to be made in city

Thanks to ever-widening urban limits, coupled with infrastructure projects, Pune and its surrounding areas have been suffering from an important loss of green cover. Moreover, much of the existing green cover consists of exotic species rather than native,
which experts believe may not qualify as quality cover.

http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=72606

Highways, environment ministry face-off over wildlife mitigation (June Week #4 (2015))
NAGPUR: The union highways and transport ministry headed by Nitin Gadkari and environment ministry by Prakash Javadekar seem headed for a face-off over wildlife mitigation measures in four-laning of NH-7 and NH-6 in the Central Indian landscape.

The latest report on proposed mitigation measures for maintaining habitat contiguity and reducing wild animal mortality between Mansar-Khawasa (37km) on NH-7 and Marhamjob-Mundipaar on NH6 submitted by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wildlife
Institute of India (WII) is not acceptable to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=72533

Centre will try to lift ban on Jallikattu: Prakash Javadekar (June Week #4 (2015)) The Centre would consider taking steps, including amending laws, to allow Jallikattu (a popular bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu), which has been banned, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on.

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Mapping India’s biodiversity through wildlife cartoons (June Week #4 (2015))
Have you ever seen maps that take you through lush forests harbouring endangered animals, birds and people enveloped by nature’s bounties, all depicted through enticingly funny caricatures?

Well, thanks to wildlife cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty’s prowess with the pen and some digital tools, these ‘illustrated biodiversity maps will soon be made available at certain popular Indian biodiversity hotspots to make conservation more appealing to
the public.

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BirTalab Deer Park gets nod for tiger safari (June Week #4 (2015))
BATHINDA: After a wait of over one-and-a-half year, the BirTalab Deer Park has got the nod from Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI) to add tiger safari in its area spread over 145 acres.

The CZAI has granted the permission for tiger safari and a proposal for Rs 12 crore has been sent to the Punjab government wherein enclosures for tigers and leopards will be made. A pair each of tiger and leopard will be added to the zoo. Also an interpretation
centre is being set up in the deer park to enable visitors have a closer look at the wildlife.

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