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Journalist paddles across states spreading word to save Western Ghats

Sep 01, 2014

Journalist paddles across states spreading word to save Western Ghats

From spreading a word on Facebook to paddling 3,080 kms across four states, a Coimbatore-based journalist has taken up the cause to protect Western Ghats, bleeding due to human intervention. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Goa #Western Ghats #Kalai Selvan
Goa to demarcate eco-sensitive areas near wildlife sanctuaries

Aug 14, 2014

Goa to demarcate eco-sensitive areas near wildlife sanctuaries

Goa government will demarcate the ecologically sensitive areas around its wildlife sanctuaries and submit a detailed report to Union Ministry of Environment and Forests by 31 January next year, State Environment Minister Alina Saldanha said on Thursday. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Goa #Western Ghats #MoEF #Alina Saldanha #Vijay Sardesai #Dr Kasturirangan report
Goa CM Parrikar to ask Modi govt for more IAS officers

May 30, 2014

Goa CM Parrikar to ask Modi govt for more IAS officers

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be in the national capital on 3 June with several demands including sanctioning of more Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers for the state. #India #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #Goa #Western Ghats #MoEF #Manohar Parrikar #IAS officers #Madhav Gadgil
Scientists find 14 new species of 'dancing frogs' in Western Ghats

May 08, 2014

Scientists find 14 new species of 'dancing frogs' in Western Ghats

There are other dancing frogs in Central America and Southeast Asia, but the Indian family, known by the scientific name Micrixalidae, evolved separately about 85 million years ago. #India #Environment #ThingsWeLike #Western Ghats #Frogs #Dancing Frogs
Parrikar wants to 'save' Western Ghats, but not stop mining

Apr 25, 2014

Parrikar wants to 'save' Western Ghats, but not stop mining

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wants to "save" the Western Ghats, but not at the cost of mining. Parrikar underscored the sentiment in an official letter written to the union environment and forests minister last week but which became known only a few days after a crucial Supreme Court judgement lifting a 19-month ban on mining in the state. #NewsTracker #Goa #Western Ghats #Manohar Parrikar #Goa mining

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Why Karnataka is saying no to the UNESCO tag

Jun 17, 2011

Why Karnataka is saying no to the UNESCO tag

The Karnataka state government's refusal to allow a UNESCO tag for the Western Ghat forests is because it will prevent them from plundering these sites at will. #ThatsJustWrong #Karnataka #Kudremukh #Western Ghats #United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization #Vijayashankar