Global Tiger Day 2016 observed on 29 July

Global Tiger Day 2016 observed on 29 July

On 29th July 2016 The International Tiger Day which is also known as Global TIGER Day was observed. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific today marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent action to protect tigers and combat illegal trade in wildlife. Global tiger day is celebrated with […]

Cleanest Cities of India in 2016

Cleanest Cities of India in 2016

Alappuzha in Kerala, Panaji and Mysuru are cleanest cities in India, a survey based on solid waste management practises in towns across the country. Alappuzha had missed the Centre’s survey on cleanliness – Swachh Survekshan-2016 – due to population criteria and so the government ranking in January, but this small city of Kerala along with Goa’s […]

Know about National Green Highways Mission 2016

Know about National Green Highways Mission 2016

On 1st July 2016 Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari launched the National Green Highways Mission (NGHM) in New Delhi.Under this initiative, plantation drive on 1500 km of National Highways was launched at a cost of about 300 crore rupees. The mission also saw the launch of ‘Adopt a Green Highway’ Program.  Apart […]

Norway became first country to prohibit deforestation

Norway became first country to prohibit deforestation

The Norwegian government has pledged that the nation will become the first country in the world to be deforestation-free. Products that contribute to deforestation will not be used in the country, EcoWatch reports. The pledge comes two years after the country issued a joint declaration with Germany and Britain at the UN Climate Summit committing […]

Asia’s first Gyps vulture reintroduction programme

Asia’s first Gyps vulture reintroduction programme

What is Gyps vulture reintroduction programme? India becomes the first Asian country that has launched a vulture breeding and conservation programme for the Himayalan Griffons, aiming at a manifold increase in the number of wild vultures. Asia’s first `Gyps vulture reintroduction programme’ is being carried out by the government of Haryana in Pinjore. The Indian vulture […]

World Environment Day 2016: Theme, Host and Other Info

World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5 to raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns such as marine pollution, global warming, wildlife crimes. Theme of World Environment Day 2016 was “Go Wild for Life” The UN official underlined that the effects of wildlife trade include the destruction of natural capital in which many nations […]