‘Arbitrary’ transfers: TN Forest staff Association move to court

Alleging lack of transparency in the recent transfer of officers, the TN Forest Staff Association has decided to move the Madras High Court challenging the process.

20 Jun 2022

Tiger cub has started hunting in enclosure at Annamalai Reserve

Few days ago, the carcass of a spotted deer, which died after having been hit by a vehicle in Mettupalayam, was placed inside the cage and the cub ate it over two days.

20 Jun 2022

‘Poachers using abandoned defence land in Nilgiris to plant Avuttukai’

Sources in the Nilgiris police said that two teams have been formed to nab the culprits and the investigation is in progress.

19 Jun 2022

NHAI finalises tender to get seven speed breakers for Mettupalayam-Kotagiri Road

An official said that they have finalised the tender for setting up seven speed breakers in a 2.5 km stretch between forest research college and Kotagiri hill road at a cost of Rs 21 lakh.

15 Jun 2022

DMK, AIADMK, BJP fight for credit as Stalin opens two new flyovers

An agreement on constructing the Ramanathapuram-Sungam flyover within 24 months was signed on March 7, 2019, between a private contractor and the then AIADMK government.

12 Jun 2022

Three-layer protection given to tiger cub at Annamalai tiger reserve in Coimbatore

“Earlier when it was put in a cage, the cub used to walk for around three hours in a day. Now that it is in a large enclosure, he is continuously walking around.

07 Jun 2022

Anamalai tiger cub released into 10,000-sqft enclosure with den, pond

Tiger cub ANM T56 (Anamalai Tiger 56), which is 12-15 months old, was shifted to an open enclosure at Manthirimattam in Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) near Valparai on Sunday morning.

06 Jun 2022

Tamil Nadu: Wild elephant, handler fight it out at Gudalur forest division camp 

According to sources, four elephants --- Shankar, Krishna, Vijay and Srinivasan --- were stationed at the temporary camp on Bharathi Nagar School premises in O-Valley forest range.

05 Jun 2022

57 forest range officer posts in Tamil Nadu filled but 95 still vacant

Sources in the forest department confirmed that though the sanctioned strength of forest range officer is 542, more than 95 posts are vacant for the last six years.

02 Jun 2022

Tamil Nadu: With one doctor in Gudalur government hospital, patients sent to Ooty GH

Sources said that, currently, only one doctor is working at the hospital and two other doctors are on deputation from Coonoor and Annur in the Coimbatore district.

01 Jun 2022

Wild elephant scare galvanises Gudalur

Forest dept installing early warning systems; kumki elephants to guard residential areas 

31 May 2022

Decades later, descendents return to Tamil Nadu's Valparai and reconnect with elders

A Mahalingam, one of the organisers, said the families lost touch as the next generation migrated to the plains in search of education and employment.

30 May 2022

Submit details of vacant land in Nilgiris to increase green cover: Forest Min Ramachandran

The current forest cover in Tamil Nadu is 23%, of which, 20.27% is protected area—five national parks, 29 wildlife sanctuaries, and two conservation reserves.

25 May 2022

Anamalai Tiger Reserve tribals all set to weave a better future

MG Ganesan, Deputy Director of ATR, said out of the 70 tribal women in Sarcarpathy and Nagaroothu settlements who attended a meeting in this regard, 30 women have come forward to receive training.

18 May 2022

Liquor still adds litter in nilgiris

On Saturday, a large number of empty liquor bottles were seen dumped along the road in Kattery park, which has upset nature lovers and environment activists.

16 May 2022