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Friday, September 17, 2021



Mumbai: Stop cycle track construction along Powai lake to save crocodiles, says wetland committee member

August 25, 2021 2:38 pm

The road will block access to the crocodiles which need to come ashore to bask and lay eggs, said Stalin D, director of NGO Vanashakti and a member of the Bombay High Court-appointed wetland committee.

BNHS to conduct study on migratory birds at wetlands in Maharashtra

July 28, 2021 8:02 am

The Mangrove Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with BNHS for the five-year-study costing Rs 2.77 crore. The studies will take place at Nandur-Madhmeshwar Sanctuary, Gangapur Dam, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Hatnur Dam, Ujjani Reservoir and Visapur Dam.

Haryana forest department to recommend Sultanpur lake and Bhindawas lake for Ramsar wetland sites

January 31, 2021 2:34 am

The development came in the wake of the central government's decision to recommend 10 Indian wetlands for recognition as Ramsar site last year.

Pune wetlands near Sahyadri ranges flourishing with aquatic plants: Study

January 10, 2021 8:51 pm

As many as 198 out of the 457 taxa in the region have been found not susceptible to any kind of existential crisis, at present.

No wetlands in Uran, says Raigad collector

December 10, 2020 3:09 am

In September 2017, the Union environment ministry had notified the new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, replacing the 2010 norms. The new rules do not incorporate wetlands in coastal regulation zones (CRZ) and de-recognised salt pans as wetlands.

Why wetlands are not as sinister as they appear to be

October 26, 2014 1:00 am

Sit at the edge of a wetland and watch: right ahead of you dragonflies dart at each other as they sort out territorial airspaces or zither around in honeymooning daisy-chains.

Flagrant abuse of wetlands in and around Mumbai: Mangrove cell

July 30, 2014 12:41 pm

Due to illegal dumping, wetlands in the coastal belt near Mumbai and surrounding areas are dying.

To protect wetlands in state, panel proposes nine sites to Ramsar Convention

July 10, 2014 12:40 am

Although, India has 26 Ramsar sites, the state is yet to get one.

NGO writes to Thane collector, flags large-scale reclamation of wetlands

May 13, 2014 3:17 am

The Thane Creek area is home to 194 recorded species of birds.

Ban construction on wetlands: HC

December 10, 2013 1:23 am

The court had on October 14 this year directed the UDD to issue the circular.