Meera Bhardwaj

Open wells turn death traps for Karnataka’s leopards, 70 fall in nine years

The area of study was 2 lakh sqkm in the state comprising a habitat ranging from forests to agro-forests, rocky outcrops, grasslands to urban areas and farm lands.

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Encroachers make 6 temples their home, ASI pleads helplessness

These are the monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

11 Dec 2019

NTCA directs appointment of full-time vets for tiger reserves

Many tiger reserves had no vets and they had to depend on government vets.

07 Dec 2019

Karnataka opposes eco zone in Western Ghats, BSY writes to Centre

States that restrictions in Western Ghats not feasible, will be counter-productive

06 Dec 2019

Safaris, thronging tourists stressing out the big cat

Aggressive tourism interferes with conservation, regulation necessary: Activists

04 Dec 2019

Russian raptor’s migratory journey ends in Karnataka

The recent death of a winter raptor from Russia, the Osprey, in Ilkal, Bagalkot taluk, has raised serious concerns with migratory birds falling prey to power lines and wind turbines.

28 Nov 2019

Hampi's Queen’s Bath restoration a crass job, say historians; ASI defends work

Archaeological Survey of India officials say restoration in Hampi is a continuous process and is being done as per guidelines and expert help, and only after approval from its directorate.

27 Nov 2019

Mining impacts 1,200-year-old Kumaraswamy temple in Ballari

The 1,200-year-old Kumaraswamy Temple Complex in the verdant Swamimalai Range of Sandur taluk in Ballari district has been impacted with mining leases legally operating there.

21 Nov 2019

Glass facade of buildings in Bengaluru pose threat to Indian Pitta birds

Recently, BBMP wildlife volunteers rescued a few injured birds in HSR Layout, RR Nagar, Jayanagar and other areas.

18 Nov 2019

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