In the midst of continuous fighting between the Congolese army and various rebel groups in Virunga National Park , rare mountain gorillas living in the heart of the conflict zone are at high risk of getting trapped and severely wounded in the crossfire.
Monthly Archive: September 2012
Against the concerns expressed by wildlife experts and senior forest officials, the MoEF has granted an in-principle approval to divert 163.84 hectare forest land for the expansion of Adani’s 3,300 mw thermal power plant in Tiroda in Gondia district.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has circulated a list of Asian species that are at a “conservation crossroads” and are desperately in need of the sort of concerted effort that saved the bison from extinction.
The proposal was first sent to the government in September 2010 but was returned for some changes. Even as it now gathers dust, five new sanctuaries viz. Mansinghdeo, New Bor, New Nagzira, Navegaon and Umred-Kharangla have been notified. Why the officials are unable to act only on Navegaon-Nagzira proposal?