Kerala forests register 40 percent drop in wildfire incidents

Previously, the state used to witness wildfires in close to 2,000 hectares of forest land every year.

published on : 14th June 2021

US: North Dakota governor declares wildfire emergency

Burgum said the North Dakota National Guard would deploy two Black Hawk helicopters to assist in battling the blaze.

published on : 2nd April 2021

Massive fire raging at MP's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve since Monday

The fire, that broke on Monday, has spread across core and buffer areas of the tiger reserve.

published on : 31st March 2021

Wildfires gut 4000 hectares forest area in Uttarakhand

Enumerating the losses sustained in the six months gives some startling figures.

published on : 27th March 2021

Central team happy with fire control steps: Govt 

The Central team which visited Similipal Tiger Reserve and other forests has expressed its satisfaction over measures put in place by the State government to contain the wildfire.

published on : 17th March 2021

Villagers join hands to prevent wildfire

They started cleaning the forest floor from Monday that involved removing dry leaves, creepers and twigs.

published on : 16th March 2021

BJP blames Forest department for wildfire

The BJP on Sunday blamed Forest department for the delay in dousing the fire in Similipal National Park.

published on : 15th March 2021

Wildfire forcing gentle giants to flee native forests

The raging wildfire across forests in the State have begun to impact the wildlife, forcing an animal exodus from the affected pockets to safer areas.

published on : 13th March 2021

Drastic reduction in Central funds hits forest fire management

As a result, Similipal TR had to lay off large number of PAs last year, while the situation in Satkosia TR is even worse. 

published on : 12th March 2021

As wildfires rise, Central team heads to Similipal

However, head of the State-level task force on forest fire management and former PCCF Sandeep Tripathy said only 597 of the total fire points  are in forests.

published on : 12th March 2021

Now, Sundargarh on toes to tackle wildfire  

The peak summer lies far ahead but the forested and hilly Sundargarh district has started to bear the brunt of wildfire.

published on : 10th March 2021

Fire fighting Forest dept seeks community help  

Village level meetings being conducted in forest divisions in State

published on : 8th March 2021

Forests continue to burn as 233 fire points show up

The fire mishaps were from Baripada, Karanjia and Rairangpur divisions which are also part of the tiger reserve.

published on : 6th March 2021

Similipal’s core reported the highest wildfires this season

Official sources pointed out that as many as 109 fire points were reported in Similipal South which struggled to keep it under check and finally grabbed the headlines. 

published on : 5th March 2021

Hot February triggers a wildfire with Similipal forests in the eye

Absence of post-monsoon rains last year led to a drier winter cut short by a rise in temperature across the State in February which acted as a perfect platform for the wildfire.

published on : 4th March 2021
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