Meera Bhardwaj

Karnataka railways reduce train speed at wildlife hotspots

In other locations, loco pilots have been advised to blow the horn to warn animals.

25 Sep 2018

After opposition, Centre may come up with fresh notification on Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area

With Karnataka rejecting the draft notification, the Centre had asked the state to form a state-level committee to readdress the issue.

25 Sep 2018

No conflict: Karwar villagers coexist with leopard family

Almost every morning, a leopard and its two cubs relax on a hilly forested patch in Baithakola village near Karwar in Uttara Kannada district.

16 Sep 2018

Compelling canvas

Artists S G Vasudev loves connecting contemporary art and public, and his works reflect his deep interest in literature, poetry, theatre, music and cinema.

15 Sep 2018

Living with leopard, Karwar villagers show the way

Almost every morning, a leopard and its two cubs relax on a hilly forested patch in Baithakola village near Karwar in Uttara Kannada district.

13 Sep 2018

Preference for hybrid cattle breeds increasing man-carnivore conflicts

A recent research has shown declining levels of tolerance towards tigers and leopards from people living in the vicinity of Bandipur National Park.

09 Sep 2018

Scrap Hubballi-Ankola rail line project, say wildlife activists

If this railway line is approved, it will leave everlasting and disastrous environmental/social consequences in the years to come, they said.

07 Sep 2018

Pangolin trafficking gang busted in state, four held

Operating in the jungles of Western Ghats, this gang of wildlife hunters and traders have revealed details of their operations that stretch across districts.

06 Sep 2018

Kali Tiger Reserve watchers finally receive wages, some ask for hike

As many as 270 forest watchers in Kali Tiger Reserve finally received their wages for June-July, as the reserve authorities struggling to make payments to daily wagers in the past two years.

05 Sep 2018

Karnataka to compensate forest personnel event of death, injury and disability

As per the state government order, Rs 20 lakh compensation will be paid to on-duty forest officers and staffers (RFO and below) in the event of death.

31 Aug 2018

Three hundred Kali Tiger Reserve watchers haven’t received wages for months 

An earlier inquiry report of NTCA on poor status of protection in KTR points out issues such as delayed payments to watchers and deployment of less than five watchers in anti-poaching camps.

28 Aug 2018

Tracks of doom: Activists call for action on rising wildlife kills in Karnataka

With a leopard succumbing to death on the Karnataka-Goa border recently, wildlife activists have appealed to the Centre to take action on the rising number of wildlife deaths on rail tracks. Despite t

24 Aug 2018

Final phase of tiger census to take off in Karnataka

THE final phase of All India Tiger Estimation 2018 will take off in September and is expected to be completed by the year end. With rains tapering off, camera trap exercise will begin soon in ‘other W

21 Aug 2018

Kodagu floods: It was a major man-made disaster waiting to happen, say experts

Geological experts say heavy rains and maybe last month’s tremor have triggered landslides in areas that developed fractures.

20 Aug 2018

The river of repose

With monsoons active and watercourses in full flow, it is the best time to visit a river retreat. Close to Shivamogga city, the Gateway to Malenadu (the land of rains) in Karnataka is the River View F

16 Aug 2018