1.84 lakh hectare of forest land diverted for non-forest use

Government Thursday said that over 1.84 lakh hectare of forest land was diverted for non-forest use in 7716 cases in past five years.

11 Asiatic lion cubs born in Gir National Park: Here are the pictures
11 Asiatic lion cubs born in Gir National Park: Here are the pictures

 Four Asiatic lionesses have given birth to 11 cubs in Gir National Park in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, officials said.

Haryana forest cover to increase to 10 pc in next 5 years: Minister

 Haryana Environment and Forests Minister Capt Abhimanyu on Wednesday said the government has set a target of increasing the state forest cover to 10 per cent from the present 7 in the next five years.

NGT raps govt for failing to conduct study on plastic use

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the government for failing to come up with a study on plastic packaging of products and generation of such municipal waste, saying the people should know whether its use is harmful.

Industries, NGOs to be part of Maha's new afforestation plan

Maharashtra Government Monday announced a revised policy to boost afforestation of degraded forest land with participation from industrial establishments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Forest dept asked for utilisation of corpus in 8 mineral-rich districts

Odisha govenrment has asked the Forest and Environment Department to prepare plans for proper utilisation of Rs 869 crore of OMBADC funds in eight mineral rich districts.

Arms, ammunition found in Jammu & Kashmir forest

Security forces on Sunday recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in a forest area in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

SC orders Ranthambhore tiger T-24 to remain in Sajjangarh for now
SC orders Ranthambhore tiger T-24 to remain in Sajjangarh for now

 The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that tiger T-24 "Ustad" who was being translocated from Ranthambhore tiger reserve to a zoo after it was alleged that he had mauled a forest guard will not be moved out out of the Sajjangarh Biological Park.

35-year-old elephant found dead

A 35-year-old elephant was Monday found dead in Odanthurai area in the district, officials said.

Leopard cub killed in accident on Faridabad-Gurgaon road

A male leopard cub was mowed down by a speeding vehicle on the Faridabad-Gurgaon road, a forest official said.

Mufti govt cracks down on forest land grabbers in Jammu

 Under fire for failure to stop massive grabbing of thousands of acres of forest land in the lower Shivalik range here, Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a demarcation committee for cracking down on the "heavyweight encroachers".

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.