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About 7 results for "east kolkata wetlands"

A sewage sponge

Guarding wetlands East Kolkata Wetlands, home to a wide range of biodiversity, is also a major source of livelihood for the urban poor. Bindu Gopal Rao stresses on the need to conserve this ecological haven. On a recent visit to Kolkata I had an opportunity ... Deccan Herald, 2 months ago

MoEF prepares draft guidelines to amend wetland rules

The Wetland Rules, 2010, were notified under the United Progressive Alliance to identify and conserve wetlands and ensure that they are not degraded. Bogged down by poor conservation of wetlands across states, the ministry of environment, ...
 DNA India2 weeks ago

Tales from Majuli, an island on the edge

"Do you see that sandbar there?" Ankur Das, a 26-year-old majhi, asks me, pointing to a stretch of sandy land in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra river. "That used to be a village," he says, as I try to search for any semblance of it. Barring ...
 MSN News US3 days ago
Ecologist

In praise of tigers, conservation heroes of the Sundarbans

29th April 2015 Conflict between tigers and humans in the Sundarbans is not new. If you go back in history the Sundarbans mangrove forest, which spans India and Bangladesh, was not only full of tigers, but the area belonged to them. The conflicts ...
 Ecologist3 weeks ago

Rediscovering The Emirates

The seven Emirates that make up the UAE have reinvented themselves to offer a mix of traditional and contemporary tourism products from art festivals and falconry to light and sound shows, hot air ballooning and sailing. These are just a few of the ...
 Financial Express3 weeks ago
Calcutta Telegraph

City more vulnerable than it looks

Jessore Road, 12.10pm Calcutta is more vulnerable to a major earthquake than its theoretical tag of "moderate risk zone" suggests, warn experts, blaming this on a combination of geologic and man-made factors. According to G.C. Debnath, ...
 Calcutta Telegraph3 weeks ago
Bangladesh Daily Star

Salad, balmy days of Dhaka

WHAT we miss is what we value; and what we value is what we long for. The yearning for the old charms of Dhaka, momentarily ignited through the red-splashed foliage of the Kusum tree (Ceylon oak) in Ramna Garden pictured in this article, is no ...
 Bangladesh Daily Star2 months ago
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