Elephant-human conflict

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Experts Suggest Elephant Catching As Step To Reduce Man-Elephant Conflict

To reduce elephant-man conflicts, an expert panel has requested the Union Environment Ministry to lift the ban on elephant catching. The panel wrote a letter reading the country has been successful in saving elephants but need to "re-think if our forests are ready to handle such a huge population of elephants." The experts have recommended the elephants that are caught could be trained and used for other purposes.

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 06:34 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Elephants, Forest Department, Elephant Catching, Human-animal conflict

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Uttarakhand forest department

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Uttarakhand: City Forest In Jhajhra to Open from Navaratri

'Anand Van' - the city forest at Jhajhra, developed by the forest department, was inaugurated on September 22 by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The conservation project has an intent to showcase the state's flora and fauna heritage, and will be shortly open to visitors. Reportedly, the forest was completed in 3.5 years at a cost of Rs 43 lakh. Similar theme-based parks are under construction in Rishikesk and Haldwani.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 08:08 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Uttarakhand, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, Forest Department, city forest

Courtesy: ANI News

Forest Department Guidelines To Open Protected Areas, Ecotourism Centres, Parks, Gardens, Zoos

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West Bengal Forest Department Issues Guidelines To Reopen Public Places

The Forest Department of West Bengal issued a two-page guideline on September 18, about re-opening of the public places that include protected areas, such as eco-tourism Centres, parks, gardens and zoos of the state. National Parks (Forests), Eco-tourism centres, parks & gardens will be opened from September 23, while the zoos will open from October 2. The steps has been taken to revive the economy and help forest department in ‘… read-more

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 03:49 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, Forest Department, Coronavirus, Economy

Courtesy: Brifly News

Mining activity done between forest stretches

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Mines Ministry's Plea Seeking "Inappropriate" Exemption from NPV Rejected

Ministry of Environment refused Mines Ministry’s plea seeking exemption from 'forest penalty'. It called any exemption 'inappropriate' as per the SC mandate in this regard. Currently, Environment Ministry charges Net Project Value (NPV)- monetary estimate of the value of forest cover lost in mining or excavation projects- on flat basis. However, the Forest Advisory Committee said instead of charging 2 or 5% NPV, it may consider charging on… read-more

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 - 11:07 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: environment, Forest Department, mine, MoEF&CC, deforestation

Courtesy: The Hindu

Elephant grazing somewhere in Coonoor hills

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Tamil Nadu Forest Authorities to Carry Study on Elephants in Coonoor Area

Tamil Nadu Forest department in association with WWF-India will study elephants on the Coonoor ghat stretch. Authorities say this will help them know more about elephant’s habitat range along Coonoor hill area. Reportedly, forest officials will study the seasonality of movement, habitat entry points and the fodder that makes the elephants climb the slopes. This, according to them, will provide insights they need to conserve the area better.… read-more

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 09:37 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Elephant, Tamil Nadu, conservationists, environment, Forest Department

Courtesy: The Hindu

Prabhas donates 2 Crores for forest preservation

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Telugu Actor Prabhas Adopts 1650 Acres of Reserve Forest in Telangana

Bahubali famed actor Prabhas adopted over 1,650 acres of Khazipally reserve forest, under the Green India Challenge, in Hyderabad. The forest will be developed as an urban eco-park and the foundation was laid by Prabhas along with Telangana Forest Minister Allola Indra Karan Reddy and MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar. The actor donated Rs 2 crore to the Forest Department Officials for the conservation of the area.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 11:44 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Prabhas, Forest Department, BAAHUBALI, Telangana

Courtesy: Tribune India

Arial view of Kerala flood

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Kerala Landslide: 15 Dead, Over 50 Trapped, NDRF Rescue Operation on

Massive landslide ravaged the tea plantation workers' settlement in Kerala's Idukki district on August 7, which caused 15 deaths and trapped over 50 people. Idukki district collector H Dineshan reported that around 16 people were rescued and sent to hospital. Reportedly, the adverse climate in the area is slowing down rescue operations. A team from NDRF has arrived for the rescue. Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Wayanad are under… read-more

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 - 08:37 PM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: landslide, flood situation, Kerala Government, Forest Department, NDRF

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Video Shows UP Men Smearing Paint on a Pinned Down Monkey: Four Arrested

In an alarming video that is being spread across social media, a few men from Uttar Pradesh are shown torturing a monkey by pinning it down using ropes and smearing black paint all over it. They then let the monkey escape, only to follow it. Four people have been arrested by the UP Police with a Rs. 60,000 fine after an FIR was filed by local forest department officials.

Sun, 19 Jul 2020 - 03:07 PM / by Aashna Suresh

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, UP Police, monkey, Forest Department

Courtesy: The Quint

A Whale Was Found Injured In A Beach In Bengal

A 35 foot giant humpback whale was found washed up ashore on a beach in Mandarmani, West Bengal on June 29. The whale was covered with blood and injury marks all over its tail. Officials of East Midnapur District and Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Department are yet to determine the cause for the injuries. Earlier, on May 23, another whale was found in Odisha, with similar injuries.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 04:19 PM / by Mahesh GM

Tags: West Bengal, Wildlife, Forest Department

Courtesy: Indiatimes

Assam Leopard
Leopard beaten to death in Assam, paraded as trophy on camera

A leopard entered a residential colony on the outskirts of Assam's Guwahati was beaten to death by a group of men before the forest department could rescue the animal. In a video, locals are seen parading its carcass as a trophy. Six people who could be seen in the videos have been arrested. Search for other people involved is on.


Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 03:04 PM / by Harsh V Singh

Tags: Leopard, Assam, Guwahati, Forest Department

Courtesy: NDTV