Man dies while in custody of Kadayam forest dept officials

A 65-year-old farmer, accused of installing illegal electric fence in his farmland, died allegedly while in the custody of Kadayam Forest Range officials here on Wednesday night.

published on : 24th July 2020

Tribal carried on ‘doli’ gives birth in forest in Telangana

 A tribal woman from Yerrampadu village under Cherla mandal in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district gave birth in the middle of a forest while she was being carried in a doli to the hospital. 

published on : 19th July 2020

Uttarakhand okays transfer of forest land for construction of roads 

The proposal was cleared at a meeting of the State Wildlife Advisory Board, chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, on Monday evening.

published on : 1st July 2020

Forest policy draft in cabinet for approval

The policy has been pending since 2016 after it drew criticism and was withdrawn by the Environment Ministry.

published on : 30th June 2020

Forest officers trap men trading in pangolin scales

The culprits revealed during investigation that they were residents of N Jagganadhapuram, Mukalpalli mandal and were provided the scales by Ashok.

published on : 14th June 2020

Move to remove 40 forest warriors from Bhadra Tiger Reserve irks many

Bhadra TR is considered one of the best tiger reserves in the country with a tiger population of 40 and an elephant population ranging from 155-160 as also a healthy prey population.

published on : 1st June 2020

Forest fire triggers landmine blasts along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

The fire broke out across the LoC and spread to this side of the border in the Balakote sector, resulting in mine blasts early Friday.

published on : 29th May 2020

Turning fallow into fertile land

Chief secy got thousands of acres of forest land into productive agri fields, reports Ejaz Kaiser

published on : 17th May 2020

China's bad days continue: 18 firefighters killed in massive forest fire

They were trapped in the fire due to a sudden change in the wind direction, the report said.

published on : 31st March 2020

Forests may open up for developmental projects as government looking to do away classification norms

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has already circulated a note to ministries informing about the proposed revision in forest classification.

published on : 3rd March 2020

Centre to hold review meeting of states on Forest Rights Act

The Centre is also planning to hold capacity building and awareness-level programmes in states in order to sensitise officials on the importance of effective implementation of FRA.

published on : 23rd February 2020

Uttarakhand government sanctions Rs 16 crore to fight forest fire

The department had completed the precautionary exercise of rotational burning and controlled burning to prevent the outbreak of forest fire out of control in February 2019. 

published on : 16th February 2020

Monkeys drive Thuraiyur villagers to wits’ end

Monkeys continue to torment residents of Nalliyampalayam and Puliyampatti villages in Thuraiyur block.

published on : 5th February 2020

Fire Free Forest collective gets into the act to tackle raging wildfires

According to sources, in Vattavada and Kottakambur areas in Munnar alone, over 1,000 hectares of forest was charred in last March.

published on : 14th January 2020

Big forest covers build booming economies

Overall, the forest cover has gone up 3 per cent since 2011 – an increase of over 20,000 square kilometres.

published on : 5th January 2020
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