Under the Ama Jungle Yojana, women of a Sambalpur village are helping Forest dept in protecting 50 hectare of forest land through ‘Thengapalli’, writes Sudarsan Maharana
The objective of this progamme, to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore, is to conserve and breed the Oriental White Backed Vulture and Long Billed Vulture species.
The Forest Department will shortlist a thousand schools from across the nation. Of the total 1,000, 20 schools will be selected from Delhi.
Till five years ago, there was a high number of school dropouts in the Cholanaikkan community, said Vinod Mancheeri who recently enrolled for a PhD. "But things are changing now," he added.
The accused, Ashok Kumar Nath (44), was a sarpanch of Sorisiapada, sources in the forest department said.
The Japanese technique of Miyawaki refers to planting native species in the same area.
In the first phase, villages under Jujumura and Maneswar block are being covered.
But several departments concerned have been turning a blind eye to it as land grabbers encroach upon it and illegal mining damages the landscape.
The fire in Balnoi forest in Mendhar sector started from across the LoC and spread to this side, triggering several land mine explosions, the officials said.
The officials discussed the need to implement the measures that are already in place to protect tigers migrating between Tadoba, Indravati and Kawal tiger reserves.
A forest guard of Biswanathpur range in South Kalahandi division has been untraceable since the last nine days.
On October 23, a dead calf was found with bullet injuries, along with a buffalo, near Dammagudem village of Pudur mandal in Vikarabad.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Ajai Misra told TNIE that the carcass was found by forest officials during their regular beat.
In a curious case, the Centre has not been able to frame guidelines to handle cases of alleged corruption against a former central vigilance commissioner (CVC).
fter 19 days’ efforts, forest department officials captured a tigress by trapping it in a cage they set up in Wayanad’s Cheeyambam 73 near the Chethalath Forest Range.