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Video: "One in a Million" By Owen Cant

Old Post: Bird of prey (Juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle) Electrocuted (Assam India)

Bird of prey (Juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle) Electrocuted (Assam India)   These photographs were taken at 8.10 am on 7.8.11 when Mr. Arun Kaul  was coming out of Salonah Tea Estate (in front of Borghat Bungalow). The boys who were carrying the bird said the bird had been electrocuted. Photo credits: ©  Arun K Kaul —————————————————– These incidents are common in the area – India remains to loose some of its amazing wildlife species to human induced protection mechanisms that protect the garden surroundings / village communities from elephant attacks. Ignoring species like birds get caught up in these snares / protected wires and end up fatal. ——————————————– Acknowledge:  Thanks to Mr. Arun Kaul in sending the pictures.  Bird identification with help of Nikhil Devasar (Delhi bird Club) and Anish Andheria (Wildlife Conservation Trust). ——————————————–

Evolution Lost (Video)

A must watch video on Evolution Lost Thanks to Zoological Society of London / Globe International and Earth Touch to come up with this amazing video

2011 India’s Ecotourism Guidelines (review) on draft version

India’s Ecotourism Guidelines (review) on draft version  (2011 version) The Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF), Government of India took out the first draft version of India’s Ecotourism guidelines for in and around Protected Areas: The full report can be viewed on attachment.  Report Ecotourism Guidelines Draft version My comments  (non Italic) are as follows: Having gone through the draft version and I am not sure where to start as points laid out are very general and a lot more research needs to be put in to fine tune the real outcomes. Have tried to sum up points which can be taken on board for the draft version – recommendations as below: (mentioned in the draft) 2.2.1 Each Protected Area must develop its own Ecotourism Plan, as part of its Tiger Conservation Plan, Management Plan, or Annual Plan of Operation, and should be duly approved by the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State, and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (where relevant). The plan should