April 14, 2010
The red laterite cliff fringing the Papanasam beach, a famed tourist spot here, has been facing the threat of extinction, mainly from unauthorised constructions and piling works. The authorities,...
March 31, 2010
The government has decided to open 27 forest stations in the State, Forest Minister Benoy Viswom has said. Replying to questions in the Assembly on Tuesday, Mr. Viswom said 12 stations would...
March 17, 2010
Hundreds of indigenous tribal Malaysians staged a rare protest outside the prime minister’s office on Wednesday to denounce potential changes to a law that they fear will rob them of land.»
March 2, 2010
As the Karnataka forest department analyses data gathered during the six-day tiger census conducted in the state in January, various wildlife organisations have chipped in to identify the populati...
February 8, 2010
Athirapilly is another Silent Valley, rich in biodiversity, which needs to be protected, said Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Environment. »
January 12, 2010
Walking through the Tai forest of Ivory Coast, Klaus Zuberbuehler could hear the calls of the Diana monkeys, but the babble held no meaning for him. That was in 1990. Today, after nearly 20...
January 3, 2010
The forest cover alone constitutes 11.91 per cent of the total 1483.01 square km geographical area, and comprises 6.76 sq km very dense forest (as against previous nil), 49.84 sq km moderately dense forest, and 119.98 sq km open forest.
December 1, 2009
Twentyfive years after Kerala’s Silent Valley was saved by environmentalists.
November 1, 2009
Forest personnel, aided by special task force personnel have mounted operations in the wake of cutting down of more than 500 sandalwood trees in Anaimalai Tiger Reserve, officials said.The...
October 22, 2009
For too long, conservationists have been able to pit little more than their passion for nature against the immense power of economic self-interest that drives nature-destroying development a...
April 6, 2010
Vijay Ranjan Singh, who was in-charge executive director of Sri Jayachamarajendra Zoo (Mysore Zoo), on Monday handed over charge to Yathish Kumar, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Mysore,...
March 21, 2010
The State governments are deliberately delaying the notification of buffer zones for wildlife reserves, in order to make it easier to approve projects in those areas which could harm the environme...
March 16, 2010
Extremely dry conditions, threats posed by bush fires and pressure on water sources have forced the closure of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) near here.The Field Director (MTR), Rajiv K....
February 18, 2010
Top scientists and policymakers from leading national and international institutes on Wednesday issued a declaration calling on all nations to prioritise conservation of the earth's multitud...
January 13, 2010
On an average, the Northeast was rocked by an earthquake every 10 days in 2009 as statistics pointed to increasing seismic activity in the region.
Records with the Central Seismologica...
January 11, 2010
Flashy discos, motorbike racing, loud music, bright lights and lavish weddings in resorts on the periphery of Corbett National Park in gross violation of laws and scant concern for the wildlife
December 4, 2009
Benoy Viswam was a young communist (CPI) caught between his concern for nature and the party’s stand in favour of the Silent Valley Hydroelectric Project in the seventies. Now, as Minister f...
November 15, 2009
Even as the Centre awaits a report from it on the proposed YSR memorial, the Andhra Pradesh government has gone ahead with the project seeking invitation from consultants for its execution i...
October 24, 2009
Redsanders worth Rs.36 lakh recovered from Nepal
October 18, 2009
A network of informers is being planned by the West Bengal forest department to keep a tab on poachers, who recently killed a rhinoceros at the Jaldapara reserve in Jalpaiguri district.