Meera Bhardwaj

Ecologists write to government to keep Bengaluru's Bannerghatta National Park land intact

Activists, NGOs and forest officials say that the 2018 draft notification is impractical and defeats the very purpose of having an Eco Sensitive Zone around the Park.

13 Nov 2019

Bannerghatta forest ESZ may shrink by 100 sqkm

Earlier, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests had requested the state to reconsider the proposal and examine the possibility of retaining the original proposal of ESZ around BNP.

09 Nov 2019

Scientists want independent review of tiger data

According to wildlife scientists and experts, India’s tiger census method does not bode well for the country’s tiger success story due to lack of transparency on data and analysis.

07 Nov 2019

A bear hug for all

Daroji Sloth bear Sanctuary in Ballari district, celebrating its silver jubilee, is home to birds and other animals too

03 Nov 2019

‘Bandipur Tiger Reserve fares better in habitat’

Recent scientific findings reveal that Bandipur has shown improvement in terms of its vegetation during a three-decade period after it was declared a tiger reserve.

29 Oct 2019

Despite stiff opposition from greens, Karnataka okays Sharavathi hydel project

The proposed 2,000 MW Sharavathi Pumped Storage Hydroelectric project falls in the middle of the Sharavathi river valley.

23 Oct 2019

Bandipur killings expose lack of scientific measures and veterinarians

The recent human and cattle killings in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve have exposed the sheer lack of action on the part of state government.

21 Oct 2019

Activists ask govt to utilise CAMPA funds for relocation programmes

In fact, the aims and objectives of these guidelines are: conservation, protection, regeneration and management of existing natural forests.

18 Oct 2019

DNA samples key in finding right tiger

It will be a tough task to identify the tiger which killed a farmer in Chowdanahalli village of Bandipur Tiger Reserve, on Wednesday.

10 Oct 2019

Kerala’s agitators create confusion over traffic movement at NH-212

Some agitators have been demanding that this national highway should be kept open during day time too while it is anyway open. 

06 Oct 2019

Forest dept recommends pay rise for foot soldiers

It wants parity in payscales and allowances with equivalent cadres to that of police department

04 Oct 2019

Wildlife Board meeting to discuss various issues on Thursday

The Kappatagudda Wildlife Sanctuary, which was notified recently, is likely to come up for discussion in the State Wildlife Board meeting on Thursday. 

26 Sep 2019

Death trap  

with a thriving wildlife comes the poaching headache.   k’taka at present is seeing a battle between forest dept and hunters who are  on the prowl 

23 Sep 2019

Kaiga expansion: Villagers to get funds for relocation

Villagers in Kali Tiger Reserve have been waiting for relocation due to frequent man-animal conflicts, and release of effluents from power plant 

22 Sep 2019

Forest police bust massive ivory smuggling racket

The men were trying to sell close to 52 kg of tusks worth `1.27 crore

20 Sep 2019