Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tiger-Action-at-Coal-Ministry-in-India-27MZIF2WTL9P.htmlConceptually similarTiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BXWCompleted★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BXZCompleted★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BY1Completed★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BXTCompleted★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BYPCompleted★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BXVCompleted★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BXYCompleted★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BY2Completed★★★★Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGP03BXXCompleted★★★★View AllGP03BY0Tiger Action at Coal Ministry in IndiaGreenpeace activists and the tiger mascot inside the office of coal minister Shri Prakash Jaiswal. The minister agreed to meet them after they blocked the main gate of the building that houses the Ministry of Coal in New Delhi, India to protest against their demand for more forestland for mining coal. The minister agreed to meet Greenpeace activists and the tiger mascot who handed him petitions from 112,000 people from across the country.Locations:Asia-India-New Delhi-South AsiaDate:30 Nov, 2011Credit:© Greenpeace / Sudhanshu MalhotraMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Animal likeness-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Coal mining-Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-Government buildings-Greenpeace activists-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Meetings-Political leaders-Politicians-Theatrical costumes-Three peopleShoot:Tiger Action at the Coal Ministry in IndiaGreenpeace India block the main gate of building that houses the Ministry of Coal in New Delhi to protest against the demand for more forestland for coal mining. Twenty life size tigers were placed in front of the gate and chained to each other to protest against the threat mining poses to their habitat. Two tiger mascots holding a banner saying “Our forests a ‘No Go’ for coal mining” demanded a meeting with the Minister, Shri Prakash Jaiswal. The minister agreed to meet Greenpeace activists and the Tiger mascot who handed him petitions from 112,000 people from across the country. More than 26000 hectares of forest land has been diverted for coal mining alone since 2007 making it one of the biggest threats to forests in India. The Coal Ministry wants additional forest land to increase coal production in central India, blaming forest clearance procedures for a shortfall in energy generation. The government’s mining company Coal India Limited has access to over 200,000 hectares of coal bearing land, including 55,000 hectares of forest area. Forests in central India are not only habitat to critical wildlife like tigers but also a source of livelihood to numerous communities living in it.