Meera Bhardwaj

Wild elephant attack: Death of camp elephant Rajesh raises questions

The death of a camp elephant in Dandeli forests has raised many questions about sustaining camps in core critical habitats and the lack of dedicated wildlife veterinary care in this region.

16 Nov 2018

Eco zone reduction won’t impact Bannerghatta: Forest Deptartment

As per the draft notification, the extent of the ESZ varies from 100 metres to one kilometre around the BNP, with the total ESZ area being 168.84 sq km.

15 Nov 2018

Muthodi’s mysterious Nilgai found dead

The Nilgai was found dead by the anti-poaching camp staff near Hippla of Muthodi range on Monday evening.

14 Nov 2018

Karnataka to initiate action on SC’s electric fence removal order

As per court directions, such installations put up by resort owners should be removed immediately as they can injure elephants and other wildlife.

13 Nov 2018

Elevated structures will pose serious threat to Asiatic elephants, says Forest Department

The Save Bandipur Campaign continues with protesters agitating against the Centre’ elevated road proposal for the tiger reserve.

11 Nov 2018

New draft cuts Bannerghatta park ESZ by 100 sqkm, activists see red 

The draft re-notification of the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) by the Centre has come as a shock to many.

11 Nov 2018

NTCA recommends rejection of Hubballi-Ankola rail project

In fact, successive state governments have been pushing for this project but have faced rejection from every statutory authority be it Central or state.

08 Nov 2018

Karnataka: Environmentalists cry foul over NH-4A widening, felling of over 1000 trees

According to the activists, 14 km of this stretch passes through thick forests and they are widening the road from the current 14 m to 26 m in spite of low-vehicular density.

06 Nov 2018

Tigress Avni may have been problem tiger but not man-eater: Activists

Further, forest department should not avail the services of known private hunters or professionals who are in the business of killing animals.

06 Nov 2018

Forest Department’s move to chalk out vision paper hits hurdle

The preparation of ‘Vision Document-2030’ by Karnataka Forest Department in collaboration with Dutch agency KPMG has landed them in trouble.

05 Nov 2018

Activists say MM Hills sanctuary road being widened, officials deny

The PWD had taken up the road widening project on a 4.5km road from Hanur to Ramapura via Ajjipura inside the protected area within the Hanur buffer zone. 

05 Nov 2018

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike says 700-800 trees along ORR Metro Line can be translocated

Meanwhile, tree committee members have appealed to BMRCL to translocate as many trees as possible like it was done along the RV Road-Bommasandra and Gottigere-Nagwara Metro Lines.

03 Nov 2018

Snaring in coffee estates raises concern 

 Snaring of wildlife at coffee estates in Western Ghats districts is on the rise, with both prey and predators being hunted and killed silently.

30 Oct 2018

Save Bandipur campaign gets support in Kerala too

On Saturday, people from Wayanad and other parts of Kerala joined the protest at the Maddur range checkpost in Bandipur tiger reserve. 

28 Oct 2018

Environment groups from Kerala join 'Save Bandipur' campaign

Environmentalists and wildlife activists who have launched a series of protests in Mysuru and Chamrajnagara districts said, 'We are against any kind of elevated roads in Bandipur Tiger Reserve.'

27 Oct 2018