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World Biodiversity Day Special: Biodiversity conservation and benefit sharing with communities has become a meaningless exercise, finds a new Down To Earth analysis

In 2010, as a result, came the Nagoya Protocol, designed as an instrument for fair and equitable sharing of benefits with communities.

Prevention of wildlife crimes requires multifaceted efforts: Justice N Kotiswar Singh

The workshop which was overwhelmingly participated by judicial officers of Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts besides officials from Assam Police, Assam Forest Department, Sashatra Seema Bol (SSB).

Capacity Building Workshop for Frontline Staff of Nagaland Forest Department to aid in the conservation of the state’s rich biodiversity

Dr. Dilip Chetry, Head of Primate Research & Conservation Division of Aaranyak who is the lead of the workshop, welcomed all the trainees and appealed to the participants to make…

Our homes and housing need to be thermally comfortable to be able to withstand the heatwave – but are they?

Currently, India is constructing nearly 11 million houses in urban areas and 20 million houses in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. CSE’s research and engagement with the…

Is India’s buildings sector anywhere close to achieving the objectives of the India Cooling Action Plan 2019?

Another reason for non-compliance with ENS is the complete absence of any guidance on layouts and design for thermal comfort. 

Aaranyak’s Earth Day campaigns sensitizes the masses around Assam

In Dibrugarh district, Earth Day 2022 was celebrated at Lekai ME School along with a nature protection group, Irab-Kirab. An art competition was held followed by an environment sensitization event.

HEAT WAVES IN INDIA

The IMD also uses another criteria to declare a heat wave which is based on absolute recorded temperatures. If the temperature crosses the 45oC mark, the Department declares a heat…

Students too can chip in substantially in protecting wildlife: Aaranyak

Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, the CEO and Secretary General of Aaranyak, who is also the Chair of Asian Rhino Specialist Group of the IUCN and Asia Coordinator of International Rhino…

‘No’ to Health Star Ratings on junk food, say experts at CSE conclave FSSAI’s pro-industry move will harm consumers

“Given all the evidence, if front-of-pack labelling are to cater primarily to public health goals, they must take the form of warning labels and not health star ratings”, said Vandana Prasad, community…

“Green Revolution has run its course – India now needs a different paradigm for agriculture,” says NITI Aayog vice chairperson Rajiv Kumar at CSE’s food conclave

CSE officially released its new report ‘Evidence (2004-20) on Holistic Benefits of Organic and Natural Farming’ during the inaugural session (you can download the report on the link given above). The report presents…