NEW ISSUE OF THE PROTECTED AREA UPDATE – JUNE 2013

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PROTECTED AREA UPDATE
News and Information from protected areas in India and South Asia

Vol. XIX No. 3
June 2013 (No. 103)

LIST OF CONTENTS

EDITORIAL
Exciting times for the PA Update

NEWS FROM INDIAN STATES
ANDHRA PRADESH
– Remains of a rare spider sighted in the Seshachalam BR
– Ban on heavy vehicular traffic through Kawal Tiger Reserve

GUJARAT
– No lion poaching in Gir in two years

JAMMU & KASHMIR
– Trikuta WLS de-notified

JHARKHAND
– Palamau TR takes up repair of its core roads

KARNATAKA
– Water level in Kabini reservoir drops to lowest in ten years
– 19 tiger deaths in Karnataka in one year ending March 2013

KERALA
– Kerala to prepare Marine Biodiversity Register
– Decline in Rock bee colonies in Idukki WLS

MADHYA PRADESH
– NBWL refuses permission for highway upgradation project through Ratapani WLS

MAHARASHTRA
– Three tonnes of plastic removed from relocated village in Melghat TR
– NTCA releases funds for STPF in Tadoba-Andhari and Pench
– Special funds to provide water to wildlife in drought-hit districts
– One tiger cub killed, another injured in train accident in buffer zone of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
– Leopards kill six, tigers two, in and around Tadoba-Andhari TR, Umred-Karhandla WLS

ODISHA
– CAG points to serious deficiencies in tiger reserve management in Odisha
– Rice for Olive Ridley Conservation scheme in four coastal districts

TAMIL NADU
– Blackbuck population rises in Vallanadu Sanctuary

UTTARAKHAND
– Uttarakhand seeks tiger reserve status for Rajaji National Park

WEST BENGAL
– Sunderban tigers to be radio-collared

NATIONAL NEWS FROM INDIA
– NPV of forest land for CAMPA to be reviewed
– Any citizen can move National Green Tribunal to report violations

SOUTH ASIA
Nepal
– Barasingha population rises in Shuklaphanta


IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS UPDATE
ANDHRA PRADESH
– Dispute over Kolleru land remains unresolved
GUJARAT
– Increase in vulture populations in lion country in Gujarat
– ‘Mission Clean Thol’ by CCI
KERALA
– CRZ nod for huge construction project in Vembanad Lake
MAHARASHTRA
– Project to study forest owlets in Melghat &Tadoba TRs and in Toranmal, Nandurbar district
UTTAR PRADESH
– Illegal constructions, sewage discharge and fluctuating water levels threaten Soor Sarovar WLS


*WILDLIFE CRIME DIARY

*The FRA, PAs and WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
CHATTISGARH
– Update from Chhattisgarh State Assembly on issues related to the FRA and also wildlife conservation
MAHARASHTRA
– No basis yet for declaration of Critical Wildlife Habitat: a report from Yawal WLS

*Quick NEWS
*A Gir Diary: April-May 2013
*A DECADE AGO
*PERSPECTIVE
The lion translocation judgment: Implications for wildlife conservation in India

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