On the auspicious occasion of International Forest Day, a vulnerable turtle has been rescued from a pond in the Motirchar area of Dhubri district on March 21.
Forest officials were excited when they spotted a tiger in Arunachal’s Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve in Changlang district on February 10.
Manipur State Wetland Authority had selected seven wetlands for its restoration under Wetlands (Management and Conservation) Rules 2017.
Visitors, environment activists have stumbled upon carcasses of migratory birds in Jorhat’s Barsala Beel and have raised concerns over the safety of these winged creatures.
However, many people indulged in community fishing at Deepor Beel from wee hours of January 8. During fishing season fishing starts as early as 4.30 am in the morning.
A four-day ‘Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival’ to celebrate the winter migration of birds to our region. It will continue till January 17 in different sections of Deepor Beel
Talking exclusively to IndiaTodayNE, Lansothung Lotha, a Range Forest Officer shared some inputs as to how this event is helping young birdwatchers from the state and the purpose behind this one-of-a-kind event.
Higher concentration of heavy metals also has been a major concern for environmentalists and locals residing beside the Ramsar site. Migratory birds thrive at sites and various types of amphibians are also found at Deepor Beel. Locals beside the site also depend upon the beel for its resources like fish.
Over the last 45 years, the mosaic of grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture patches has been converted to either tea gardens or contiguous agriculture areas in most of the districts of Assam. Population growth has led to the expansion of urban and suburban areas in Kamrup, Dhubri, Majuli and Tinsukia.
Guwahati has shown a significant dip in air quality with the Index Value showing 230 with prominent pollutants displayed as PM 2.5 levels.
At a time when the forest department should have given more importance to the safety and protection of the national park and its vibrant species of birds and animals, instead the destruction has already begun under the patronage of the forest department.
Several flocks of birds, most of which are migratory from Siberia and Mongolia, were seen in the various water bodies of the Sanctuary from the second week of November 2022.
The Kaziranga National Park which opened for tourists on October 2 this year, has caught the attention of nature lovers where one wild animal after the other has been making a rare appearance, unperturbed by the presence of humans near their proximity.
Only 800 individuals of the white-winged wood duck are thought to be left in the wild, with 450 of them known to exist in India. This species is only found in the northeastern states of India
A dying Oriental Pied Hornbill is currently preparing to fly into the open sky after getting his life in the hands of nature lover Manoj Gogoi.
The group of migratory birds will remain in Manipur and Nagaland till the end of November and fly back to Africa in a non-stop flight covering over 20,000 km, said a forest department official.
A viral video on October 22, showed fireworks causing severe damage to birds. In Guwahati, hundreds of birds were observed fleeing from a tree
Addressing the 70th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Guwahati, the Meghalaya Governor said that nearly 80 percent of the state’s population is dependent on natural resources for sustaining varied forms of agri-based livelihoods.
25 districts are still under flood. 29,80,493 people are still affected by the floods. The number of people who lost their lives in flood-related incidents in the state this year has increased to 159 (141 in Flood & 18 in Landslide).
Asia Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) welcomes the decision of Assam government’s forest department to dispose the rhino horns which are in the stock of the state treasury to discriminate the message that it does not carry any aphrodisiac quality.
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