Preserving Biodiversity

Karnataka must not capitulate. Prosecute Monsanto/Mahyco and ors. for biopiracy

Reverse decision of Karnataka Biodiversity Board to stop investigation on ESG's complaint of biopiracy

Press Release : Bangalore : 7 February 2012
biopiracy

 

We share with shock and utter dismay that the Karnataka State Biodiversity Board, a critical regulatory body to implement the Biological Diversity Act, has resolved recently that it will not initiate criminal prosecution against M/s Monsanto and M/s Mahyco and others involved in biopiracy while developing India's first GMO food: B.t. Brinjal. This decision was taken in the 19th meeting of the Board held on 20 January 2011.

 

Leo F. Saldanha, Bhargavi S. Rao, and Mallesh K. R.
Environment Support Group

Creating an Undemocratic and Unaccountable Biotechnology Regulator

A critique of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2011

Press Release : Bangalore : 29 November 2011

Biotechnology is a cross cutting issue that affects food production, farming, health, environment and information technology sectors. It is to be expected then that formulation of any law governing this high risk technology would be deeply democratic and transparent exercise.

Leo F. Saldanha
Bhargavi S. Rao

The Future of Tree Protection in Karnataka

A Talk by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, BBMP

Date: 15 April, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Venue: Xavier Hall, St. Joseph's Post Graduate Centre, Langford Road, Bangalore

 Environment Support Group and Department of Environmental Science,

St. Joseph's College, Bangalore

invite you to a talk on

Comply with directions or pay penalty, Ministry of Environment and Forests told by National Green Tribunal (Southern Bench)

Directions issued in petitions filed by Environment Support Group and anr. challenging illegal diversion of Amrit Mahal Kavals to defence, nuclear, industrial, institutional and commercial projects in Challakere

Press Release : Bangalore : 27 September 2013

 

BIODIVERSITY, POLITICS AND CONSERVATION

Session on Green Politics in 2nd Indian Biodiversity Congress

Date: 11 December, 2012
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: J. N. Tata Hall, Indian Insitute of Science, Bangalore

Environment Support Group is organising a session on Green Politics on 11th December 2012, 9 am to 1 pm, as part of the 2nd Indian Biodiversity Congress held at J. N. Tata Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.  

 

For more details of the Congress please visit: http://www.ibconline.co.in/  

Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court challenging callous disregard for biodiversity protection

Press Release : Bangalore : 16 October 2012

Release: 16 October 2012: Bangalore

Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court challenging callous disregard for biodiversity protection

 

Preserving India's Biodiversity

Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's Assurances Will Not Save Species from Extinction ESG petitions Minister to Repeal the 190 Plants Exemption List

Press Release : Bangalore : 17 February 2010

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (i/c) Mr.

Environment Support Group gets United Nations “WATER FOR LIFE” 2012 Best Practices Award

Comprehensive efforts to conserve Bangalore Lakes that bring together Judiciary, Government and wide public considered strategic to building ecological, water and economic security

Press Release : Bangalore : 23 March 2012

 

Environment Support Group (ESG) has been awarded the 2012 UN-Water "Water for Life" Best Practices Award in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome on 22 March 2012, World Water Day.