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Mumbai schools participate in Climate Action project, introduce climate change curriculum

The project, as part of which schools will teach a six-week long curriculum in climate change, is in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jane Goodall Institute and UN . A total of 107 countries are a part of the initiative.

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Published on Oct 04, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkita Bhatkhande

20,000 winged guests visited Keshopur Chhamb this season, less than last year

Keshopur Chhamb in Gurdaspur, one of Asia’s biggest wetlands, has recorded a dip in the number of migratory birds this year. The annual bird census conducted on Saturday and Sunday pegged the number of winged guests that arrived in the wetland this year at 20,528 birds.

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Published on Jan 12, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | ByKamaljit Singh Kamal, Gurdaspur

On the brink of extinction

Dholes face local extinctions in 37,000 sq km surveyed across the Western Ghats, which is their only habitat in India.

World Wide Fund for Nature-India’s species and landscape director Dipankar Ghose said the government’s conservation measures for endangered species are mainly research-oriented.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 22, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Make nature an election agenda in the 2019 polls

Internationally, politicians have started talking about nature. But as India faces multiple threats from climate change and biodiversity loss, it becomes increasingly important for political parties in India to talk about them in elections

Politicians can no longer talk about, say, agriculture without the need to protect birds and bees responsible for pollination and organisms responsible for soil health(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 08:56 AM IST
ByRicha Tyagi

Ganga river dolphins count rises to 33, up from 22 in 2015

Officials said the 33 dolphins found during the survey included three calves and claimed that it indicated that the slow -breeding dolphins have flourished on the stretch and also indicates positive river health and biodiversity.

In a recent survey conducted by WWF-India and UP forest department, the population of Gangetic Dolphins has increased from 22 in 2015 to 33 in 2018 at a 200km stretch of river Ganga from Bijnor to Narora in western UP.(Sourced)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 03:02 PM IST
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