Tamil Nadu Forest Department

No insurance cover for Tamil Nadu forest frontline staff amid human-elephant conflict

The sanctioned strength of anti-poaching watchers in Tamil Nadu’s 13 forest circles is 1,119. District forest officials hire additional manpower depending on their requirements.

published on : 18th July 2022

1,197 sq km land in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari declared as Agasthiyarmalai Elephant Reserve

Once the reserve is notified, the forest department can get additional funding under Centrally-sponsored Project Elephant.

published on : 7th July 2022

Tamil Nadu's Valparai plateau loses no one to elephant attacks in one year

The majority of the victims were labourers of tea and coffee estates on 200 sqkm of the region and equally, 75 elephants had also died between 2012-13 and 2021-2022.

published on : 17th June 2022

Efforts underway to capture leopard in Tamil Nadu's Palacode

A farmer in the town noticed that chicken in his farm were preyed upon and spotted the leopard while checking CCTV footage, and alerted the forest department.

published on : 4th June 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.

published on : 2nd June 2022

Tamil Nadu Forest department gives nod for road in Thellai tribal hamlet

With this, residents of the Thellai tribal village may no longer need to cross rocky roads and 11 river streams to get to hospitals and shops.

published on : 31st May 2022

Organisations and the pain of transformations

For many grown-up companies, ‘creative destruction’ is essential to survive and prosper in the long term. The transformations of The Gap, Netflix, etc,. are worth reading.

published on : 19th May 2022

Tamil Nadu: No more office duty for forest watchers

A ten-year ordeal for the Tamil Nadu forest department’s uniformed staff ended on Monday.

published on : 11th May 2022

Tamil Nadu: Delay in establishing holistic warning system causes death of elephants on tracks

TK Ashok Kumar, District Forest Officer said projects such as setting up Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation Cell in District Forest Office could not be implemented due to administrative reasons. 

published on : 9th December 2021

Tiger search: Tamil Nadu Forest department yet to sight big cat, two others spotted

Sources said that tiger movement was not recorded in cameras fixed near Moyar river where a cow was believed to have been killed by a tiger on October 8.

published on : 11th October 2021