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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam reopens (November Week #2 (2014))

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Central Assam's Morigaon district, with a dense population of the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, reopened for tourists on Sunday after a routine closure of four months during the monsoon. The sanctuary was formally reopened
for both foreign and domestic visitors this morning by Assam Forest Minister Rockeybul Hussain at a colourful programme.


Lioness’ death revives debate over Etawah Safari (November Week #2 (2014))
Lucknow: The death of lioness Lakshmi in Etawah Lion Safari has re-ignited the debate whether the terrain is fit to house lions. The pet project of the Samajwadi Party was in a limbo for over eight years at the Centre before
it got the nod in 2012. Wildlife experts had raised concerns over it saying the climate of Etawah terrain was not suitable for the royal animal.


Pallavaram residents can teach a thing about Rain Water Harvesting (November Week #2 (2014))

Chennai: In the last rains when people in the city suffered from inundated roads, residents in five wards under the Pallavaram municipality were dry and even used the rainwater to address their water woes with the dexterous use of rainwater harvesting.
Now, residents say they do not suffer from water scarcity. The initiative was kickstarted by residents of Shankarlal Jain street in Chromepet, a quiet, residential area near MIT college.


High density of leopards in Bhadravati division (November Week #2 (2014))

The first-ever leopard density estimation study conducted in Karnataka has indicated a high density of leopards in the Bhadravati Forest Division.

The study, largest one carried out in the country, as conducted by the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mysore, in collaboration with the Forest Department. 


Bureaucrats in class for green economic growth lesson (November Week #2 (2014))

The Global Change Programme, a special programme of Jadavpur University, got down to serious academics on Thursday, explaining to bureaucrats the benefits of market-based fiscal instruments such as taxes, subsidies and trading instruments to control pollution
instead of the command and control mode of environment regulation that has been the policy focus. The initiative is directed at sensitizing policy makers on the need to push for a green economic growth by strengthening science policy interface .

 The three-day workshop is funded by the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF).


Government starts pest management programme (November Week #2 (2014))

PUNE: The government has launched an I ntegrated Pest Management (IPM) - an eco-friendly approach which aims at keeping pest population at below economic threshold levels by employing all available alternate pest control methods and techniques such as
cultural, mechanical and biological with emphasis on use of bio-pesticides and pesticides of plant-origin like Neem formulations. The use of chemical pesticides is advised as a measure of last resort when pest population in the crop crosses economic threshold
levels (ETL).


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