SV Krishna Chaitanya

Leopard at Chennai zoo died because of brain haemorrhage: Postmortem

After 70 zoo staff tested positive for COVID-19, authorities started collecting nasal swab samples of big cats and fourteen samples were collected.

19 Jan 2022

Leopard dies in squeeze cage at Vandalur zoo

Animal dies during procedure to collect Covid-19 sample; zoo director orders inquiry

18 Jan 2022

Preparations on for three-phase TN bird census, record numbers expected

Members of civil society, NGOs, college students, and anyone else interested are welcome to participate in the census.

16 Jan 2022

Karunanidhi memorial project on Chennai's Marina Beach clears CRZ hurdle

The Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNSCZMA) has approved the construction of the Kalaignar Karunanidhi Memorial proposed on Marina Beach.

13 Jan 2022

TN industrial park work on despite ruling by NGT?

Status quo ordered based on proof of migratory birds at Ennore site

12 Jan 2022

TN launches project to digitise demarcation of forest boundaries

The State government has launched ‘Tamil Nadu Digital Forests’ project to take stock of all the valuable forest resources, and digitise the forest boundaries to identify and curb encroachments.

08 Jan 2022

TN renews push to get Ramsar tag for 13 wetlands

The State has already given an undertaking before the MoEFCC that all efforts will be taken to protect and conserve the wetlands once they are designated as Ramsar Sites,” Sahu said.  

07 Jan 2022

Olive Ridley turtle nesting season begins

Chennai Wildlife Warden E Prasanth told TNIE, this year the number of turtles coming to city’s coast for laying eggs is expected to be higher, as is the case after every good monsoon. 

06 Jan 2022

Govt firm builds ‘illegal’ road in Kosasthalaiyar

According to CRZ rules, the area must be restored to its original shape after the completion of construction. 

02 Jan 2022

Ill-treatment of temple jumbos: Seven-member team to investigate allegations

The order, accessed by TNIE, says the special team was formed following the allegations of improper maintenance and poor management by the owners.

30 Dec 2021

CRZ clearance for Adyar mouth widening put off

Central panel, which had already turned down project, flags ecological concerns

29 Dec 2021

Flamingos breeding in TN? Pics of chicks raise speculation

For the first time ever, chicks of the greater flamingo were photographed in Tamil Nadu, throwing speculation on whether the majestic birds are breeding in the State.

28 Dec 2021

Tamil Nadu bird census to begin on January 22 as migratory birds' arrival to reach peak

A webinar involving Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History and Wildlife Institute of India will be held before the bird estimation.

26 Dec 2021

TNPCB nod must for fuel pumps, says NGT

The tribunal said the oil companies must comply with the deadlines and install VRS, failing which CPCB has been directed to take appropriate action and impose environmental compensation.

26 Dec 2021

Plastic-free TN? ‘Buy back’ plastic policy on anvil  

As part of Extended Producers Responsibility, firm to build 1K toilets out of plastic waste

24 Dec 2021