Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Fact-Finding-Team-at-Work-27MZIFI9ZNKQ.htmlConceptually similarFact Finding Team at WorkGP02I5QCompleted★★★★Fact Finding Team at WorkGP02I5RCompleted★★★★View Of Mining SiteGP02I5VCompleted★★★★Padmapur Coal Mine in ChandrapurGP02I5TCompleted★★★★Fact Finding Team at WorkGP02I5NCompleted★★★★Local Resident at Public MeetingGP02I5YCompleted★★★★Fact Finding Team at WorkGP02I5PCompleted★★★★View Of Mining SiteGP02I5UCompleted★★★★Coal Pile at Padmapur Mine in ChandrapurGP02I5LCompleted★★★★View AllGP02I5SFact Finding Team at WorkLocal NGOs explain a map of the forest & coal mining areas in Chandrapur, Maharashtra to members of the Fact Finding Team.Locations:Asia-India-Maharashtra-South AsiaDate:9 Sep, 2011Credit:© Dhiraj Singh / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4608px X 3114pxKeywords:Cars-Climate (campaign title)-Coal mining-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Fossil fuel (energy)-Hands-High angle view-KWCI (GPI)-Maps-Meetings-Newspapers-Outdoors-Small group of peopleShoot:Impact of Coal Mining on Environment in IndiaWith the Coal Ministry demanding more forests space for coal mining, Greenpeace sends a fact finding team to visit Chandrapur in Maharashtra to understand the impact of coal mining on the ecology and wildlife of the region. Chandrapur is part of the Wardha coalfields and has been mined by the Western Coalfields Limited. It has more than 30 active coalmines, which have devastated a significant forest area, leading to degraded wildlife habitat and human-animal conflict. The three member team comprising of eminent individuals in the conservation and wildlife field visited Chandrapur between 7th and 9th of September 2011. The team also visited existing and proposed mines in the region and also met representatives of the forest department and the Western Coalfields Limited.