12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count
12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count

As many as 12,314 birds of various species were found during the day-long summer bird count exercise at Pong Dam, to monitor the number of birds present in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Himachal forms 4.80 percent of India's forests
Himachal forms 4.80 percent of India's forests

 Himachal Pradesh constitutes 4.80 percent of India's total forests and the state's cover has swelled by over 2,900 sq km in 24 years due to plantation programmes, an official said on Monday.

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis
Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

 A new study has suggested that forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger.

Forests trump card in efforts to end global hunger

 The world's forests have great potential to improve the nutrition and ensure livelihoods of the people across the world, said researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Govt committed to protect wildlife: Haryana Forests Minister

Haryana's Environment Minister Captain Abhimanyu on Friday said the state government was committed to protect and further develop the wildlife and bio-diversity in the state.

Tamil Nadu suggests funds for states for relocating people from core areas

Raising concern over increasing human-animal conflicts, Tamil Nadu today suggested timely funding to states to help voluntary relocation of people from core areas of Protected Areas in forests.

Villagers to be relocated from Odisha sanctuary

The Odisha government has decided to relocate the villagers living in the core areas of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary in Kendrapada district, an official said here on Sunday.

Humans being increasingly attacked by animals: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed concern over growing incidents of man-animal conflict as evidenced by increasing animal attacks on humans.

Goa mining: Ministry lifts stay on green clearances

The union ministry for environment and forests (MoEF) has formally lifted its 2012 order holding all environment clearances (EC) granted to Goa's iron ore mines in abeyance, clearing the way for resumption of mining in Goa, while also asking the state government to be vigilant against illegal mining.

Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems

As much as 70 percent of existing forest lands are within a half-mile of the forest edge, meaning they are prone to harm from encroaching urban or agricultural influences, warns a new study.

78 tigers died in 2014: Prakash Javadekar

Number of tigers died in 2014 has increased to 78, due to both poaching and natural reasons, parliament was informed Tuesday.

Experts raise doubts over China's panda survey
Experts raise doubts over China's panda survey

The number of giant pandas living in the wild may have risen by a sixth over the past decade but experts have questioned the numbers unveiled in a latest survey by China's state forestry administration, suggesting it is unclear if the results can be compared to previous national counts.

10 most beautiful forests around the world!

When you look around, there is so much beauty in the world. Here's something that will really leave you wondering and make you pack your bags and want to explore these amazing places. Look at this list of 10 breathtaking beautiful forests around the world.

Leopard trapped in cage in Kodanadu estate

A female leopard, which had created panic among the villagers, was trapped in a cage kept by forest department officials in Kondanadu Estate, about 40 kms from here Thursday.

Two held for killing leopard in Maharashtra

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly poisoning a leopard in a forested area near Borjai village in Darwha tehsil, forest official said.

Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts
Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts

It is well known that forests play a major role in mitigating the challenges of climate change, and Madhya Pradesh, which has the largest area under forests in the country, is keen to utilise this resource not only for addressing climate change issues but also for boosting the forest-based livelihoods of local communities.

Environment ministry to organise brain-storming camp for officers

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday said his ministry would organise a "Chintan Shivir" or a platform for its officers to ideate and suggest measures geared towards "good" governance.

Salinisation posing threat to Sunderbans: Study
Salinisation posing threat to Sunderbans: Study

Accumulation of salts in the soil leading to reduced fertility (salinisation) is a "poorly understood" process and is a "silent" threat to the Sunderbans mangrove forests, a World Bank report said on Monday.

Over 1.45 lakh claims rejected under FRA in Odisha

The Odisha government has rejected over 1.45 lakh individual and community claims under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, till Dec 2014.

Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails
Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails

From visits to centuries-old villages to experiencing forest trails to participating in village festivals and carrying out traditional day-to-day agricultural activities, the urban tourist is going rural these days.