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Maiden Dolphin Census in State Coasts on Feb 15 (Issue of the week, February Week #2 (2015))
BHUBANESWAR: The first ever census of dolphins along the coasts of Odisha will be held on February 15.

Apart from Chilika and Bhitarkanika, the two coastal eco-systems, the survey will be conducted off the coast in Bhadrak, Balasore, Berhampur and Puri.

Who Ate My Forest? (February Week #2 (2015))
“Have you ever seen an adivasi begging?” asks an old woman in a scene from I cannot give you my forest, National Award-winning filmmaker couple Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl’s latest film. “That’s because we don’t need to beg for food, as long as our forests
are alive,” she says. But today, many from her tribe cannot say that with the same sense of pride. And this is what the film deals with, the dependence of tribals on uncultivated forest food, which is fast depleting. While the 30-minute film is in its post-production
stage, a part of it was screened in Bhubaneswar earlier this month, at a national-level seminar focusing on tribal malnutrition in India.

HP moves SC seeking environment clearance exemption for mining in smaller areas (February Week #2 (2015)) SHIMLA: Seeking exemption from the mandatory clause of environment clearance for carrying out mining in less than 5 hectares of area, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to approach the Supreme Court. The move comes in the wake of people in the hill
state facing trouble in getting mining material for their day-to-day need. The exemption, if granted, would keep out around 90% mining area from the ambit of environment clearance.
India among most vulnerable to climate change, says Global Commission (February Week #2 (2015)) India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
Vanishing wetlands (February Week #2 (2015))
They recharge groundwater, act as a drain during floods, recycle nutrients, purify water, provide livelihood and are a haven for naturalists. A look at the wetlands on February 2.

Militants kill rhino, fire at guards (February Week #2 (2015))
Jorhat, Feb. 3: Militants from Karbi Anglong hills killed another rhino at Kaziranga National Park in the wee hours today and engaged in a gun-battle with forest guards for over an hour, firing from AK-47 rifles as they made good their escape.

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