Elephant herd raid mango groves

Mango groves stretching to more than 200 acres in Rajapalayam, Srivilliputhur, Watrap and Saptur have suffered extensive damage over the past three days as elephants from adjoining forests raided and broke branches besides eating the mangoes, forest officials said.

Leopard captured from ordnance factory premises

A wild leopard was caught from thickets of Ordnance Factory Itarsi (OFI) premises located in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district here today, a forest official said.

Bhitarkanika officials rescue endangered barn owl

Bhitarkanika National Park officials have rescued an endangered barn owl, which is a scheduled animal under the Wildlife Act, from a house in the village near to the forest in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank
Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank

 Inadequate piped water supply is one of the main reasons for high instances of diarrhoea in Sunderbans, home to the world's largest mangrove forest, according to Word Bank, which called for immediate concrete steps to tackle the problem.

Kerala proposes eco-sensitive zones in its protected areas

Kerala government Monday said that it has proposed eco-sensitive Zones for all protected areas in the state.

Three labourers injured in fire in UP

Three labourers were injured in a fire which broke out in forest area near Phugana village here, police said today.

How about living in giant skyscraper with beach, forest and farm inside?

A team of ambitious designers has proposed a mile-high, self-contained city in the heart of New York, with a beach, forest and farm inside.

Bodies of leopard, two deers found floating in dam

Bodies of a leopard and two deers were found floating in Tirumurthy Dam in nearby Tirupur district on Friday, police said.

Leopard trapped in Jalpaiguri, released in forest

A full grown female leopard at Binnaguri tea garden here was captured and released in a forest Monday, forest department officials said.

India ready to impart training to conserve tigers: Javadekar

India is ready to impart training and even donate tigers to other countries as part of efforts for the conservation of the endangered species, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.

Tasmania's swift parrot can go extinct in 16 years

 The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot can soon follow the dodo as researchers have found that the bird is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years.

Elephant found dead in Tamil Nad
Elephant found dead in Tamil Nad

A 23-year-old male elephant was on Sunday found dead near Valparai taluk of the district, under the Anamalai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu, raising number of such deaths to four in past couple of months.

Elephant torso found, tusk removed

 The torso of an elephant was found with its head and tusk cut off in Alipurduar district on .

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.

Irrawaddy dolphin population in Chilika drops
Irrawaddy dolphin population in Chilika drops

The population of Irrawaddy dolphin in Chilika lake in Odisha, famous for one of the biggest habitats for the sea mammal, dwindled as their number dropped from 153 in 2013 to 144 this year, state's Chief Wildlife Warden S S Srivastav said.

Centre promises help to intensify devp works in Naxal areas

The Centre on Monday promised to help Naxal-hit states to intensify developmental projects relating to roads, bridges, education and other infrastructure in such locations besides carrying out offensives against the rebels.

KC Rao for enhancing forest cover in Telangana

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday urged the forest department officials to work towards transforming the state into 'Green Telangana'.

Forest issue: SC grants time to Centre for appointing Regulator

Supreme Court on Friday granted six months time to the Centre to appoint National Regulator for appraising projects, enforce environmental conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

Need for forest clearance hindrance to development works: Das

Jharkhand government has informed the Centre that several programmes in the state have been pending because of requirement of forest clearance.

2,000 tortoises rescued, three arrested

Three persons were today arrested and around 2,000 tortoises were rescued in Howrah district, forest officials said on Sunday.