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Green Movements

Eco India talks about the several severe problems facing the country. It has mainly focussed on the movements that have gained the enormous fame throughout the world's environmentalist circle. It covers the role of the common masses and the prominent leaders involved in the movemnts such as the Chipko Movement, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Project Tiger Scheme, Tiger Task Force and many more.

Project Tiger

Project Tiger concieved in, 1973, was the attempt made to put an end to the continuously declining population of teh tigers. It is considered as the most powerful and most ambitious conservation projects in the world for the protection of the tigers.
Ridley Turtle

Olive Turtle is one of the seven species of the sea turtle found all over world and has been declared as endangered by IUCN. They are the migratory creatures that nests on the sandy beaches close to the bay or estuaries.
Chipko Movement

Chipko Movement, started in 1970's, was a non violent movement aimed at protection and conservation of trees and forests from being destroyed. It was based on the Gandhian philosophy of peaceful resistance to achieve the goals.

Narmada Bachao Andolan

Narmada Bachao Andolan is the most powerful mass movement, started in 1985, against the construction of huge dam on the Narmada river. Led by one of the prominent leader Medha Patkar, it has now been turned into the International protest.
Waterman of Rajasthan

Rajendra Singh, waterman of Rajasthan isengaged in conservation of water sources in Rajasthan, is a winner of 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Award For Community leadership. The work done by the Rajendra Singh is a inspiration for the million others in the nation.

Tucked amidst the five hills, Panchgani is the best of eco holidays destinations in India. Panchgani derives its name from the five hills that surrounds it. 'Panch' means five and 'gani' means settlement. It is also popularly known as the 'Mecca of Maharashtra'.

Rainwater Harvesting

The Rainwater harvesting is the simple collection or storing of water through scientific techniques from the areas where the rain falls. The Rainwater harvesting is the simple collection or storing of water through scientific techniques from the areas where the rain falls.
tiger task force

In 2005, following the open exposure by the media on the sudden disappearance of the tigers from the Sariska Wildlife Reserve, The Prime Minister of India set up the Tiger Task Force to strengthen the conservation of Tigers in the country.
Golden Langur Conservation

Golden langur is a kind of primate which is only confined to the foothills of Himalayas and jungles of the North East India. These are enlisted in the endangered species category due to the illegal activities of human beings.

Marine Turtle

Marine turtles, also known as the Fossil turtles, are regarded as one of the endangered aquatic species. India has five types of marine turtles among the seven species found in entire world. They are on the verge of extinction due to the attacks of natural predators like sharks and also because they are used in food industry. Indian government is protecting them under the Wildlife Protection Act (1972).
PETA In India

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, is the sister concern of the global PETA organization. This NGO was launched in India in the year 2000. It is the largest organization in India which fights for the protection and welfare of animals in India. Many Indian celebrities are also engaged in protecting the lives of poor animals through this organization.
Primates of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, the largest North eastern state is famous for housing eight species of non- human primates. These are Slow Loris, Stump-tailed Macaque , Snub-nosed Monkey and Hoolock or White-browed Gibbon. These are under constant threat due to poaching and deforestation, 'jhum' (burning and shifting) cultivation and several other reasons.

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