Narcondam Campaign Update — Rare Hornbills in danger as Ministry Reopens Radar Project!

Campaign Update 21st November 2012

Great News! The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) has rejected the proposal by the Indian Coast Guard to erect a RADAR installation on Narcondam Island in the Andamans.

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Pulicat Bird Sanctuary in Grave Danger

Pulicat Bird Sanctuary, spanning northern Tamilnadu and southern Andhra Pradesh is the 2nd largest brackish water ecosystem in India. Hundreds of thousands of migratory waterfowl throng the lake from October to April, including large numbers of Greater and Lesser Flamingos. Efforts are underway through national conservation bodies such as Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural history (SACON) to declare it as a wetland of international importance and obtain for it the status of … Read More

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Amur Falcon campaign update — Season draws to a close with no killings!

Campaign Update 30th October 2013

Great news! The peak migration of Amur Falcons is on, and there have been absolutely no killings reported so far! This remarkable outcome has been the result of a full year of painstaking effort from the Nagaland government (especially the forest department), NGO groups, and most importantly, the local communities who were determined to end the killings.

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GIB Campaign update — Rajasthan launches ‘Project Great Indian Bustard’

Campaign Update 17th June 2013

CI is pleased to inform you that Rajasthan, the largest stronghold of the Great Indian Bustard, became the first state to announce a plan to recover its critically endangered state bird bird. On June 5th, the state announced a Rs. 12 crore ‘Project Great Indian Bustard’, which is to be initiated this year.

We applaud the government of Rajasthan for its momentous decision, and hope that other GIB range states will follow its lead.

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Flamingo City campaign update — MOEF committee rejects project

Campaign Update July 2013

The road proposal whose ecological damages CI highlighted in this campaign was unanimously and strongly rejected by all members of the MOEF constituted Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) on June 6th, 2013. The project was rejected on grounds that it was having a serious impact on the wildlife of the fragile Kutch region particularly the nesting site of flamingoes.

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