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Rain exposes new weak spots in Nilgiris roads

Sources in national highways and state and highways departments said around Rs nine crore would be needed to restore the damaged roads from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor.

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Where have they gone? Below-par butterfly migration, from Eastern to Western Ghats, witnessed this monsoon 

This phenomenon is observed during the current year too and the movement was observed from Kallar region towards Sirumugai and STR in the second week of November. 

28 Nov 2023

Staying true to the roots

The 73-year-old K J Raju, from Nilgiris, has been leading a silent revolution to protect the species of his land and to educate Gen Z about why the initiative is important.

26 Nov 2023

Eviction drive caught in a mix-up between NHAI, district administration in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore

RDO Pandarinathan said  the department has not received communication from NHAI and that the court had directed only NHAI to conduct an inspection. 

23 Nov 2023

Forest Department to plant 59,000 native tree saplings in Nilgiris

"We have constructed check dams to improve water availability for the wild animals. Afforestation in low tea density areas with native tree species and efforts are on to create an original ecosystem."

11 Nov 2023

Hunt on for apt location to release tiger found stranded in a tea estate in TN's Coimbatore, Sept 2021 

Radio collar to be fixed on big cat; forest officials plan to  release animal at a place free from male tiger dominance

08 Nov 2023

Survey in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve: 50 Odonata species identified

Forest department field-level staff, members of the Society for Odonata and volunteers of ACT NGO have been participating in the survey, which will reveal the population of dragonflies and damselflies

05 Nov 2023

Railway, tourism departments violate wetland laws in Ooty

Tourism officer Uma Shankar told TNIE that district collector M Aruna and DFO S Gowtham inspected the construction carried out at Ooty Lake on Thursday and that they are awaiting their reply.

03 Nov 2023

In TN, 9,000 people died of electrocution since 2006

Additionally, 2495 animals (both domestic and wild animals) have been killed across the state in the last 17 years.

01 Nov 2023

Food for fauna: Goverment to restore 520 hectares of grassland in Tamil Nadu

As per the sources, the forest department has allocated a total of 2.66 crore as part of restoring 520 hectares in 22 forest divisions within a year.

29 Oct 2023

Tamil Nadu: One year on, no signs of forest committee meeting

According to sources, former collector Sameeran convened the meeting in October 2022, but Kranthi Kumar Pati, who assumed office in February this year, has yet to convene it.

27 Oct 2023

SACON develops artificial falcon and dog to protect crops from peafowls

According to sources, the system has been installed on a trial basis. It is connected to a daylight sensor and will be activated every 7 minutes for a duration of 30 seconds.

25 Oct 2023

Podanur to be renamed as Coimbatore South station

J Sathish, director of Kongu Global Forum, said Podanur junction is the third oldest railway station in south India after Royapuram in Chennai and Tiruchy.

23 Oct 2023

Rehabilitated jumbo 'Moorthy' who was once ordered to be shot dies at Theppakadu camp

The 68-year-old wild makhna (tuskless male) elephant had attacked and killed 23 persons in Kerala before 1998.

15 Oct 2023

Coimbatore forest, HR&CE depts spar over temple upkeep

We reach the foothills and temple steps soon after getting information about wild elephant movement and chase them back into the forest,” said sources in the forest department.  

10 Oct 2023

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