Preserving Biodiversity

INDIAN GOVERNMENT'S HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE REPORT ON REFORM OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

A Non-trivial Threat to India's Ecological and Economic Security

Press Release : Bangalore : 9 January 2015

On 29th August 2014 the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change of the Government of India (hereinafter referred to as MoEF & CC) set up a High Level Committee headed by former Union Cabinet Secretary Mr. T. S. R. Subramanian, IAS (Retd.).

Bangalore's own Green Ambassador reminds us of what it took to make Bangalore the greenest city in the 1980s

Even as BBMP and the Government dither on complying with High Court directions to involve citizenry in re-greening efforts

Press Release : Bangalore : 1 December 2014
S. G. Neginhal

In "Green lessons from the past"  (published in Deccan Herald, Dec 02, 2014), S. G. Neginhal reveals how extensively and sensitively the Karnataka Forest Department worked to protect the fast depleting greenery of Bangalore during the 1980s.  The article is written by the very man who creatively led the Forest Department's efforts in re-greening Bangalore arduously marshalling popular support and extensive political and administrative endorsement.

Access the Complete Report of the High Level Committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change to fundamentally review various Environmental Laws of India

Leaked report yet to be released by the Government of India

Press Release : Bangalore : 1 December 2014

Leaked Report of the TSR Subramanian headed High Level Committee indicates fundamental, and regressive, changes to Environmental, Forest Protection and Forest Rights Laws of India in the offing 

01 December 2014

 

An Urgent Appeal to Help Verify Claims of BBMP about Tree Planting in Bangalore City

Requesting Bangaloreans to count trees planted by BBMP since 2007

Press Release : Bangalore : 22 April 2014

 

Bangaloreans Join hands with the global movement against Monsanto and for safe Food

Say a loud NO to GMOs and corporatisation of food/farming systems

Press Release : Bangalore : 15 October 2013

 

Thousands urge Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to save Ahinda communities of Challakere by giving back the AmritMahal Kavals to the people

A Release from Chitradurga Amrit Mahal Kaval Horata Samithi shared by ESG in the wider public interest

Press Release : Bangalore : 3 September 2013

 

JILLA AMRITMAHAL KAVAL HORATA SAMITI, CHITRADURGA
Press Release

September 03, 2013

ESG Report on Challakere Amrit Mahal Kaval Grasslands Submitted to Expert Committee Appointed by National Green Tribunal

Forfeiting Our Commons: A Case for Protecting and Conserving Challakere’s Amrit Mahal Kavals as Livelihoods-Supporting, Biodiversity-Rich and Ecologically-Sensitive Grassland Ecosystems

Press Release : Bangalore : 29 June 2013

PRESS RELEASE : Bangalore : 29 June 2013   Report Submitted to Expert Committee Appointed by National Green Tribunal   “Forfeiting Our Commons: A Case for Protecting and Conserving Challakere’s Amrit Mahal Kavals as Livelihoods-Supporting, Biodiversity-Rich and Ecologically-Sensitive Grassland Ecosystems”   During the years 2009-2010, at least 10,000 acres of precious, biodiversity-rich, grassland ecosystems, protected for centuries as Amrit Mahal Kavals - grazing pastures in Challakere Taluk of Chitradurga District, were diverted by then Deputy Commissioner of Chitradurga, M