But within India there are the seeds of a conservation movement that may yet save our one and only planet.
The forests of the Manas Biosphere Reserve in western Assam, India have been threatened by illegal logging since the early 1990s. In the last 10 years approximately one third to one half of the three Reserve Forests, Ripu, Chirrang, and Manas, encompassing 350,000 acres, have been deforested. These Reserve Forests and the Royal Manas Sanctuary of Bhutan that borders to the north are the main range of the golden langur ( Trachypithecus geei ) , a leaf-eating primate species occurring only in Assam and Bhutan. In Assam, the species also inhabits a number of “island” fragments south of the main range such as the Kakoijana Reserve Forest (RF), Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary (WS) and Nadangiri Reserve Forest.
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|MASS believes in our Founder Mr. Rajeev Kumar thoughts – “The Faith, Motto and the Strength of our MASS is to enhance and improve the quality of Human Development, Human Right, Human Values, Human Behavior and be the part of our Mother Nature, always………………………………..Forever” More….|
|Movement and Action for Social Services (MASS ) will shortly open an Educational channel with International perspectives like Gyan Darshan and Gyan Vani. Also MASS have complete blueprint to print a Monthly, bilingual National news paper and Magazine.|
|MASS 1st Secondary School will Shortly be opened in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.|
|MASS is committed to run a Training centre for women (For Self employment like Computer, Sewing etc.) MASS will affiliate its centres to National Council for Technical Education (NCTE) or United Nations ( UN )|
|Currently MASS is associated with many national and International, Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies and Organizations. MASS will present the real and right concept of One Earth-One Being without discriminate to caste, Religion, Sex, Race, Age, color etc.|
|One award will be given by MASS to topper student in the name of Shri RAM DASS AWARD which will include one shawl, one certificate and Rs.11,000.|
Above mentioned points are Future Plans of MASS , MASS will frame out these points after the approval of relevant agencies or organizations
And this organization too. But its slow work…will they get there in time?
At last, some good news on conservation
India’s community conservation areas (CCAs) are nowhere near prosaic; they are instead heartening and remarkable pools of ecological and biodiversity rejuvenation in a country beset with environmental degradation in its bid to industrialise. Keya Acharya identifies the silver lining.
21 June 2007 – If you use the acronym ‘CCA’, it sounds like yet another dry file on a matter or discussion in, say a climate change conference or a development debate. But community conservation areas (CCAs) are nowhere near prosaic; they are instead heartening and remarkable pools of ecological and biodiversity rejuvenation in a country beset with environmental degradation in its bid to industrialise.
CCAs are forests, grasslands, wetlands or marine areas of various types, small and large, either specific ones set up for conservation, or for cultural and spiritual reasons with some having been around for centuries. They involve village-level efforts at conservation of a varied range of natural resources from wildlife nesting, feeding or roosting sites, threatened wildlife species to water catchment reservoirs and resource reserves.
“Even though some are disappearing and inspite of the difficulties involved in conservation of natural resources for a varied number of reasons, CCAs still remain in the hundreds of thousands countrywide,” says Ashish Kothari, founder-member of environmental NGO Kalpavriksh, who together with Neema Pathak and others at Kalpavriksh has spent years searching for and documenting some of these initiatives countrywide. Kalpavriksh is now in the process of publishing a directory of such community-conservation areas.