Meera Bhardwaj

Tigers roar again in Malnad: Study

The tiger population is recovering in the Malnad landscape despite economic development, the world’s longest-running tiger research project (1986-2017) says.

27 Nov 2020

Exploring ancient skies

Former Planetarium director studies stone inscriptions to understand past celestial events

22 Nov 2020

Sharavathi project drilling work stops

Confirming this, forest officials said work had, in fact, slowed down but now it had been completely stopped.

29 Oct 2020

Greens win, protest stops work at Bangalore varsity Biodiversity Park

However, with the threat of the work starting again, a second protest was held recently.

20 Oct 2020

Four wildlife traders held, tiger parts seized

The pristine forests of NR Pura in Chikkamagaluru district being a ‘buffer’ for Bhadra Tiger Reserve, witnesses tiger (and other wildlife) spillovers frequently as also conflicts. 

15 Oct 2020

Thief caught red-handed with 40 kg of sandalwood

Illegal chopping and theft of sandalwood trees continues unabated in the forests and farmlands of Karnataka.

12 Oct 2020

App soon to rescue people stuck on BR Hills Road

The app will identify and confirm the entry and exit of vehicles from this road.

30 Sep 2020

Brew and biodiversity: Over to small coffee farmers

The study reveals that cultivation of all varieties of arabica coffee encourages tree species diversity which is so necessary for sustaining wildlife and its habitats.

27 Sep 2020

Greens upset over 15 acres of BU biopark going for educational hubs

In 1974, Bangalore University was allocated 1,112 acres of land by the state government for its sprawling campus.

22 Sep 2020

Banned drug still in use kills vultures 

Tamil Nadu has already taken steps to restrict the usage of such drugs by vets. 

17 Sep 2020

Forests on Bengaluru outskirts cleared of land grabbers

The Basavanatara Reserve Forest is one of the oldest ones in Karnataka and is home to many a Malenadu floral and faunal species.

16 Sep 2020

Two held for trading in tiger claws in Chamarajanagar

The forest mobile squad has seized tiger claws from two persons on Wednesday when they were planning to sell it at Kollegal town in Chamarajanagar district.

14 Sep 2020

Forest dept, locals spar over green patches around Bannerghatta

No farming activities have taken place on this patch for the past 8-10 years and it was left fallow as it was an undulating forest-like land, said a local resident.

14 Sep 2020

120 acres of Anekal forest land worth Rs 800 crore recovered

The department moved to recover the lands after the High Court vacated the stay last year on a slew of writ petitions filed by encroachers.

06 Sep 2020

Serving at the emperor of temples

For generations, Dharmadhikaris of Itagi temple have been from this priest’s family

06 Sep 2020