Forest Department

Leopard enters Maruti's Manesar plant, goats brought in to lure the big cat

Leopard enters Maruti's Manesar plant, goats brought in to lure the big cat

A leopard was spotted early on Thursday morning in Maruti Suzuki's plant in Manesar following which police and forest officials cordoned off the premises and launch a search for the wild cat, the police said.

Oct 05, 2017, 10:49 AM IST
Tiger count in U'khand goes up to 242, 2nd highest in India

Tiger count in U'khand goes up to 242, 2nd highest in India

According to the data, at least 208 tigers have been identified in Corbett Tiger Reserve, up from last year's 163.

Jul 27, 2017, 10:24 AM IST

Wild elephant goes on rampage, kills four in Tamil Nadu

Four people including a 12-year old girl and two women were killed in when a wild elephant went on a rampage in a residential area of Coimbatore's Vellalore on Friday.

Jun 02, 2017, 10:49 AM IST
Forest department places two cages with baits to catch tiger

Forest department places two cages with baits to catch tiger

With the tiger killing cattle frequently at Sukla village in Rukhad forest range, its habitants were not venturing out of their house during the dark.

Mar 18, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

The Wildlife Crime Control Unit of Bangladesh's Forest Department has rescued about 300 birds of different rare and endangered species, officials said on Friday.

Dec 23, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

Forest dept staff in sensitive areas can carry arms: HP govt

Forest personnel posted in sensitive areas adjoining Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir can carry pistols, guns, revolvers or rifles during raids to check illegal felling and smuggling of trees.

Jul 15, 2016, 02:18 AM IST
Saplings planted in village panchayats

Saplings planted in village panchayats

The saplings, including teak and rain tree were raised on the banks of the Marudayar river basin, schools, and colleges besides either sides of highways.

Jan 23, 2016, 15:20 PM IST

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.

Nov 04, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:31 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2015, 16:09 PM IST
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.

May 19, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

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.

May 15, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

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.

Mar 28, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2015, 21:44 PM IST

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.

Feb 26, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2015, 17:32 PM IST

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.

Jan 26, 2015, 20:48 PM IST