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ENVIS Bulletin ‘Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in India: Challenges and Way Forward’ Volume 15 brought out by the Wildlife Institute of India, ENVIS Centre on “Wildlife & Protected Areas” was released by the Hon’ble Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in presence of Dr. S.S. Garbyal, Director General of Forests & Special Secretary to Government of India in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun on 30 August, 2014.
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3rd IPRN ExCom 2014-15 ELECTION RESULTS
Vice-President (Research, Education and Outreach): Archana Dayal
Vice-President (Social, Outreach and Website): Abhinav Srivastava
Vice-President (Membership, Affiliations and Finance): Anant Pande
Call for Applications: IPRN 2014-2015 Leadership Positions - APPLY BY 27th JULY
The Indian Polar Research Network (IPRN) invites applications for the 2014-2015 IPRN Executive Committee. This presents a unique opportunity for you to become a member and gain leadership and collaboration experience in a polar organization.
What will you gain?
· Leadership skills
· Connect with researchers/scientists working around the world.
· Exposure to exciting research/news of the polar regions.
The Executive Committee consists of 3 working groups:
In May 2014, UNU-IAS students in the Master of Science in Environmental Governance programme conducted a fieldwork assignment in Rajaji National Park, India. The assignment was organized by UNU-IAS in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Uttarakhand. After one semester of preparation, the students spent 10 days in the field collecting and analyzing empirical information to address a series of research questions prepared by UNU-IAS and WII faculty, as part of the students’ research methods course.
Rajaji National Park covers over 820 sq km across the Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand. It is representative of the ecosystem at the junction of the Himalayan foothills and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic Plain, which supports the livelihoods of around one billion people. The park is also at the northwestern species distribution limit of the Asian Elephant and Royal Bengal Tiger.
During their fieldwork, the students analyzed.....................read more
India's Fifth National report to CBD released by the new environment minister Sh. Prakash Javdekar on the occasion of World Environment Day 2014
Our publication on Asiatic Wildcats is published on the webpage of International Society of Endangered Cats
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SCAR supports International Workshop on Ocean Acidification
The Laboratory of Integrative Taxonomy and Microbial Ecology, based in the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (IISER-K) recently organized an 'International Workshop on Ocean Acidification - Consequences for Marine Ecosystems (IWOA'13)' in Kolkata, India from 20-21 September, 2013.
The workshop was attended by 50 enthusiastic participants, including several early career scientists from countries such as Mauritius, Bangladesh and Thailand. Four invited speakers, who are leaders in the field of ocean acidification research, including polar acidification, namely Richard Bellerby (Norwegian Institute for Water Research), Stephen Widdicombe (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), Bayden Russell (University of Adelaide) and V. Thiyagarajan (University of Hong Kong), delivered a series of lectures and actively interacted with workshop participants.
As part of this workshop, three enthusiastic young scientists, Anant Pande (Wildlife Institute of India), Priyanka Chowdhury (IISER-K) and Gitanjali Katlam (IISER-K) from the Indian Polar Research Network (IPRN) .....read more
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