JULY 2020  
Kerala Elephant Death Symptom of Failed Conservation

Though it was quite gut-wrenching, the death of a pregnant elephant from eating food crackers-laden pineapple laid out by locals in Manarkkad, a municipality in Kerala’s Palakkad district, is a mere symptom of a larger problem: human-wildlife conflict, primarily because of habitat loss. The state has launched an investigation into the wildlife-crime, and has even offered a reward for information that can help identify ‘perpetrators’, but the preliminary investigation seems to suggest that the elephant’s death was accidental, a collateral in an older fight between local farmers and boars that routinely destroy crops, foraging for food, even as forests continue to shrink.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to [email protected]

Matt Carr
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