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Western Ghats report has imperialist mindset: Ecologist

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 15:14

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has picked holes in former ISRO head K Kasturirangan`s HLWG report on the environmentally sensitive Western Ghats.

Kerala forests now have nearly 100 tigers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 19:20

The number of tigers in Kerala`s forests has gone up to 100 due to excellent protection measures for the wildlife, an official said Tuesday.

Goa begins trials to establish tiger presence in its forests

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 18:11

The Goa Forest department will post-monsoon take up the exercise to establish presence of tigers in its wildlife sanctuaries, nestled in the Western Ghats, but the trials of the same have begun from today.

Good chance for Goa Western Ghats to be in heritage list

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 19:17

Goa Environment and Forest Minister Alina Saldanha today claimed that there were bright chances of the Western Ghats crossing through Goa being included in the UNESCO`s heritage list.

Some recommendations of Gadgil panel `extreme`: Goa

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 16:58

The Goa government has taken a few objections to Gadgil committee`s report on the Western Ghats, even as it agreed to implement most recommendations.

Kasturirangan panel bats for prohibitory regime in Western Ghats

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 17:56

A crucial report on Western Ghats has recommended prohibition on development activities in 60,000 sq km ecologically sensitive area spread over Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

MoEF asked to finalise Gadgil panel report on Western Ghats

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 16:16

The National Green Tribunal has asked the MoEF to take expeditious steps to finalise the report of Gadgil Committee set up to study the environmental sensitivity and ecological significance of the Western Ghats.

TN opposes Centre`s move to set up Western Ghats Eco authority

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 21:57

Tamil Nadu Government today opposed Centre`s move to establish a Western Ghats Ecology Authority (WGEA) for approval of new projects.

Delhi among five Indian hotspots of illegal trade of tigers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 23:28

Delhi, Sunderbans and the Western Ghats are among the hotspots of illegal trade of tigers, their parts and products, says a new global report.

Delhi among 5 hotspots of illegal trade of tigers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:33

Delhi, Sunderbans and the Western Ghats are among the hotspots of illegal trade of tigers, their parts and products, says a new global report.

Kerala seeks reconsideration of Gadgil report

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 22:38

Western Ghats is one of the identified hotspots of biological diversity globally and has many endemic species of flowering plants, endemic fishes, amphibians, reptiles.

Tiger conservation guidelines, Western Ghats hog limelight in 2012

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 13:11

Fresh guidelines on tiger conservation, controversy over a proposal for speedy green clearances for mega projects and Western Ghats getting enlisted as a world heritage site.