Odisha rural polls: Fishermen of Kendrapara district predict rough weather for parties

With panchayat polls ahead, this resentment does not augur well for the BJD, which, so far has a stronghold in the coastal district.

published on : 22nd January 2022

With hike in wild animal attacks, forest dwellers willing to relocate under Kerala government scheme

Around 50 families in Katlappara settlement located 15 km inside the Shenduruney forest have availed the relocation scheme launched by the forest department.

published on : 17th January 2022

Kodagu reserve forest under threat from illegal stone miners; wrongdoers include forest staff

Over 30 feet deep earth mines have been found inside the reserve forest area and ironically, these mines have been dug with the support and help from the people appointed as forest staff and forest gu

published on : 9th January 2022

Forest dept halts check dam project proposed inside Kaliveli sanctuary

Villupuram District Forest Officer Sumesh Soman has issued notice to the PWD asking not to proceed with the project.

published on : 23rd December 2021

Fishing harbour to come up near Kaliveli sanctuary?

The estuary is ecologically contiguous with the Kaliveli wetland ecosystem, of which 5,151 hectares was declared a Wetlands Birds Sanctuary just last week.   

published on : 21st December 2021

Six held for hunting sloth bear for game meat in Tumakuru  

Killing of the sloth bears is a cognizable offense as the animal is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife Act 1972.

published on : 17th December 2021

Controversial proposal to reduce Vedanthangal area nixed

In the letter Niraj said, bird census conducted year after year indicated presence of about 28,000 land and water birds visiting this prestigious wetland sanctuary.

published on : 17th December 2021

Let-up in monsoon rains brings back migratory birds to Kodiyakarai

Ornithologists say the increase in bird visits is due to the presence of organisms such as zooplankton, prawns, and types of Benthic fauna between habitats.

published on : 15th December 2021

Camera traps capture rare hyena in Delhi's Asola Sanctuary

This is the first time a striped hyena has been caught on a camera trap in Delhi. As per reports, a striped hyena was killed in a road accident in Dera Mandi in 2015.

published on : 8th December 2021

Tamil Nadu declares 5,151 hectares of Kaliveli wetlands in Villupuram as bird sanctuary

Kaliveli wetland system is one of the largest waterfowl congregation sites in Tamil Nadu, and a well-known raptor roosting site for some bird species.

published on : 6th December 2021

Three Odisha forest guards injured in mid-sea assault

Patrolling vessel of Forest department also damaged; nine fishermen arrested for the attack

published on : 29th November 2021

Efforts on to radio collar elephant 'Ramu' in Odisha's Khurda forest

Sources said that the team tried to tranquilise the jumbo in the forests of Khurda on Sunday but were unsuccessful.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Five new cottages at Habalikhati beach

In a bid to attract more tourists, Forest department has built five new sea-facing cottages besides renovating the existing four at Habalikhati beach within Gahirmatha marine sanctuary. 

published on : 17th November 2021

Bad weather adds to fishing ban pain of fishermen

The bad weather has come as a blow to the fishermen who are already reeling under the seven-month-long fishing ban from November 1 within 20 km from the coast in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.

published on : 17th November 2021

Karnataka: Row over five-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ in wildlife sanctuary

The area where the statue and a small shrine were built over the last few months stands on forest land in Hoogya (also known as Hoogyam) area located near Jallipallya village.

published on : 15th November 2021
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