Meera Bhardwaj 

Decoding forest laws for better wildlife protection

Effective implementation of the law and prosecution of offenders requires forest officers to understand the rules, says author Praveen Bhargav

12 Jun 2019

Karnataka notifies expansion of 2 protected areas, adds one new reserve

The state government has notified the expansion of two protected areas and formation of a new conservation reserve in Karnataka.

08 Jun 2019

BBMP’s tree census tender may become a non-starter

Various conditions turn impediment for civic body’s plans; greens ask to include all in process

12 May 2019

Bamboo felling in Koppa forest as per plan: Forest officials

 The large scale extraction of wild bamboo in the reserve forests of Koppa division has artisans and environmentalists divided.

30 Apr 2019

Caste and polls go hand in hand in Karnataka

While North Karnataka is known as the Lingayat heartland, Old Mysore is the Vokkaliga bastion with selection of candidates being purely done on caste basis.

29 Mar 2019

Tech-savvy tree census to take off

A first of its kind tree census using the latest available technology will take off on a pilot basis in Jayanagar here on Sunday.

17 Mar 2019

Bee hives create buzz, complaints for removal pour in 

This has resulted in many citizens opting for chemical pest control to get rid of bees rather than opting for the environment-friendly methods.

19 Feb 2019

BMRCL ducks HC order to chop 260 trees for Metro line

So, if in one part, the permission had been asked for 44 trees to be axed, it was 49 in the next. 

13 Feb 2019

Elephant herd on NICE road near Kengeri gives commuters a scare

Shrinking forest area and vanishing corridors have led to herds of elephants are being sighted on major roads in the outskirts of Bengaluru.

06 Jan 2019

Karnataka Wildlife Board to meet on January 9 after over a year

There are hardly two-three people in the board who have the credibility to serve on it.

05 Jan 2019

Bengaluru citizens rally to save Bannerghatta 

More than 50,000 citizens have raised objections against the government’s move to reduce the Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of the Bannerghatta National Park.

01 Jan 2019

New lease of life for 35 trees translocated to JP Nagar 

The work was taken up by BMRCL contractors who transplanted 37 trees that were located on the median near Jedimara signal, JP Nagar 3rd Phase.

01 Nov 2018

Rampant change in land use cause for floods in Kerala, Kodagu: Study

The contour trenches here might have played a vital role, while elephant-proof trenches, where large amounts of water got accumulated, may also have played a role.

03 Oct 2018