Demand raised to roll back govt notification on tree-cutting

The Madhya Pradesh Van Adhikari/ Karmachari Sanyukta Morcha today demanded roll back of the Forest department's decision to free 53 species of trees, including those having religious and medicinal values, from the mandatory transit pass system.

HC raps govt for no details of trees supplied to crematoriums

The Delhi High Court today rapped the city government for the failure of its forest department to give details of the amount of wood consumed in crematoriums in the national capital and the number of trees that have been cut which were then supplied to them.

Give top priority to restoration of Shola forests: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has directed the Forest Department to give priority to the restoration of Shola Forests in the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal and Palani.

Ex-Kerala minister gets notice for illegal possession of elephant

Former Kerala minister and film actor KB Ganesh Kumar, MLA, has landed in trouble with a Vigilance Court here issuing a notice to him for illegal possession of a jumbo which he had bought from Forest Department 20 years ago to offer the animal to a temple.

Assam asks for forest battalion camp inside border forest

Assam government has asked the Forest Department to set up a forest battalion camp inside the Behali Reserve Forest to prevent recurring violence along the border with Arunachal Pradesh.

Forest department take steps to protect peafowls in Indore
Forest department take steps to protect peafowls in Indore

In view of the rising mercury in Madhya Pradesh, officials of forest department have initiated steps to protect peafowls.

HC seeks forest deptt info on trees it has planted in Delhi

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the city's forest department to show where it has planted trees after cutting about 53,000 of them over the past 15 years and how much it has earned by felling them.

JK govt to restructure the organisation of forest department

The Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to restructure the organisation of the forest department so as to make optimum use of manpower and to streamline its functioning.

Peacocks in Nashik district died due to sunstroke

The 13 peacocks which were found dead near here two days ago had succumbed to sunstroke, a Forest Department officer said Saturday.

Forest dept captures tiger which enters village

 A tiger which had strayed into a village in South 24 Parganas district was captured by Forest department officials.

Elephant tramples elderly man to death in Jhagram

A 65-year-old man was crushed to death by an elephant in West Midnapore district today, Forest department officials said.

ASI, NGO collaborate to save Agra blackbucks

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) with support from Uttar Pradesh forest department and an NGO Wild Life SOS Saturday launched a research project to study and translocate wild jackals from Akbar's Tomb area in Agra to save blackbucks.

Leopard mauls five, beaten to death

A stray leopard mauled five persons in Bandhunagar village in Jalpaiguri district, after which a mob thrashed the animal to death when it was tranquilised by the forest department personnel.

26 boars rescued from well

Amid protests by villagers of nearby Mettupalayam, forest department officials Saturday managed to rescue 26 wild boars which had fallen in an 100-foot deep well, police said.

Watch: Man agitates a lion in Gir forest

A video in which a man is seen annoying a lion in the Gir forest of Gujarat. The consequences of which could have been serious!

Forest dept, cops chased away by flood victims in Pilibhit

Pilibhit: A team of forest department and police were allegedly beaten and chased away by flood victims seeking rehabilitation here in Bundi Bhund village, police said Friday.

Lion falls into well in Junagadh, rescued

A lion reportedly fell into an open well in Amrapur village, some 85 kilometres west of Junagadh city. However, it was successfully rescued by forest department and sent to animal care centre.

Girl settles in Pakistan, father draws pension in her name in Rajasthan

An FIR has been registered against a man in Jaisalmer for allegedly drawing pension of his daughter who after taking volunteer retirement from forest department is now settled in Pakistan.

Youth dies of wild boar attack in Erode

A 18-year-old youth was killed after he was attacked by a wild boar today at Kundry forest settlement area in Kadambur of Sathyamangalam forest division, Forest Department sources said.

Tiger lifts elderly man in Sundarbans

A tiger pounced on an elderly man and disappeared with him into the jungles in the Sundarbans, Forest department sources said.