The Indian Environmental Protection Act, 1986, states that the term ‘environment’ includes water, air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property. The word ‘inter-relationship’ plays a key role in our understanding of the environment.
This blog is a continuation of the ‘environmental crime: a brief introduction’ blog and is aimed at helping the reader understand the limitations of how environmental crime data in India is compiled.
The science has spoken! As per the recently released report “The physical science basis” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is irrefutable evidence that humans are responsible for the current climate crisis we find ourselves in.
With over 5 months left in 2021, we’ve already used up our ecological resources for 2021. We need to stop funding further fossil fuel extraction. Inclusive & sustainable decisions need to be taken to #MoveTheDate & live within #Earth’s means. #EarthOvershootDay
According to WWF, there are only 3900 #tigers left on #Earth. Climate change induced sea level rise and forest fires are posing a threat to the already fragmented tiger habitats. Their survival is in our hands. #wildforlife #conservation #SaveTigers. #InternationalTigerDay
Fossil fuel exploration has a negative effect on biodiversity & biodiversity loss is having large cascade effects on ecosystem function and productivity. This #WorldNatureConservationDay let us take a pledge to care & protect nature. #SayNoToFossilFuels #nature #climatechange
#Mangroves are valued as a remarkable and diverse ecosystem that protect the coastal communities against extreme weather events. But increasing effects of #ClimateChange are posing a great threat to mangroves in #India. #savemangrove #nature #InternationalMangroveDay
There is something hopeful and inspirational about summer. It is that time of the year when nature is at its bountiful best with flowers blooming, birds singing, bees buzzing and the environment in general is more vibrant and colourful. However, climate change is threatening to take away from us everything that we have come to love.
"We are ravaging the very ecosystems that provide us with the food, water and resources we need to survive. The Earth is resilient, but she needs our help”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
#Seabirds are a vital part of marine ecosystems and valuable indicators of ecosystem health. #ClimateChange is causing frequent extreme events like heat waves and increase in sea level which has resulted in a massive decline of Seabirds population. #WorldSeabirdDay