The world’s largest mangrove forest Sunderbans took a major hit, consequence of being in the eye of cyclone Aila that caused havoc in parts of West Bengal and Bangladesh.
It is exactly 3 years ago that Al Gore’s documentary that laid bare complex environmental in simple layman’s terms was released. A thousand and odd days later it still holds center stage as the definitive reference for Global Warming and Climate Change. As persuasive as can be, the movie enlightens why fighting global warming is more of a moral imperative than a political issue. Well, the good news is that there is still time to making a difference. Catch a snapshot of this must watch movie..
Ever since I started trekking in the early nineties, it has always been my ambition to spot a tiger in the wild. Numerous treks, thousands of miles traversing dense jungles, hundreds of water holes crisscrossed, yet I have not been able to get within spotting distance of these magnificent felines.
Plant a tree by recycling your old unused mobile phone. Yes it is true. All you have to do is to particpate in the Nokia ‘Take Back’ green campaign bandwagon and get rid of your old, abandoned mobile phones.
Its the last few measured breadths of a year in passing as I start to pen this. I just take this opportunity to wish everyone of you and your dear and near ones, a peaceful and joyous new year, sprinked in good measure with all thats part and whole of the very best life has to offer, more so peace and joy in bountiful buckets.
First of all, apologies to all those visitors who have tried to reach treesouls using the contact form the past couple of months or so and did not get a response from us. The reason is a malfunctioning contact form that did not work the way it should. The good news is that it is […]
Today is World Environment Day. A day set aside by the United Nations to sway non existent emotions or just nudge plain reason to ponder on the state of the living planet. The slogan this year – CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Apt almost to a fault. Its a no brainer […]
The latest tiger census report says it all. Only 1,411 tigers left in the indian subcontintent according to the latest tiger census report by the Govt of India. All the more tragic is the fact that India has lost more than 50% of its tiger population in the last five years, a grim testimony to the rampant poaching, lack of conservation, the feeble will of the government in getting proactive about an issue that needs urgent redressal.
The Chinese Giant Salamader (Andrias davidianus) is an amphibian that has seen it all happen. Pre dating even the Tyrannosaurus rex, the largest living amphibian known to man is finding it quite difficult to escape extinction. Commonly found in aquatic habitats in the United States, China and Japan, it is quite uncommon nowadays to spot them, a sad testimony to man’s mindless destruction of eco habitat.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the modest beekeeper who conquered Mt Everest on 29 May 1953 is no more today. 1919 – 2008 – An era has come to an end. Knighted for his achievement on the big brother of all mountains (approximately 8,882 meters), the likeable Aucklander has done his bit and more for the sprit of adventure and the cause of conservation.