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.

Forests at greater risk due to climate change than previously believed
Forests at greater risk due to climate change than previously believed

A new study has revealed that forests around the world are affected by man-made climate change, suggesting that degradation of woods cannot be ruled out for the future.

Parl panel examining recommendations on green laws

 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Forests is examining the recommendations of a government-appointed panel, which reviewed various green laws.

NGT issues notice to HP govt over illegal felling of trees

 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday took suo moto notice of alleged illegal felling of over 450 trees at Tara Devi temple complex, 10-Km from here and issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government, officials said.

Chimpanzees plan their breakfast time
Chimpanzees plan their breakfast time

Wild chimpanzees flexibly plan when and where they will have breakfast after weighing multiple factors, such as the time of day and the type of food to be eaten, research shows.

Animal campaigners demand aerial surveying of Kerala forests

Animal rights campaigners have urged the Centre to deploy drone helicopters for conducting aerial survey of Kerala forests to check wildlife crimes including poaching.

Chinese scientist proposes 6 new satellites to monitor earth
Chinese scientist proposes 6 new satellites to monitor earth

A Chinese scientist has proposed six new satellites to monitor "global change" or planetary scale changes concerning the Earth as well as human activity.

Rusty-spotted cat spotted in Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Rusty-spotted cat spotted in Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Rusty-spotted cat, one of the smallest cats in the world, has recently been sighted in Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary here.

Elephant carcass found in Odisha forest
Elephant carcass found in Odisha forest

The carcass of a female elephant was spotted by forest personnel in Odisha's Keonjhar district today, officials said.

Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border
Second tiger freed by Putin found near Sino-Russian border

The second of the three rare tigers set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin was found wandering around the Sino-Russian border while hunt is on for the other one, official media reported here today.

Greenpeace hopes for draft plan to protect wildlife, forests

Greenpeace India expressed hopes here today that the central government would draft a comprehensive plan to protect wildlife and dense forests from mining, while auctioning new blocks in future, after the recent Supreme Court decision to cancel coal blocks across several states.

Elephants still being subjected to torture in circuses: PETA
Elephants still being subjected to torture in circuses: PETA

Elephants are still "tortured" in circuses despite a decision by Animal Welfare Board of India last year to ban their registration for performing in such shows, an animal rights group has alleged.

Tiny creatures balance ecosystem
Tiny creatures balance ecosystem

Tiny creatures like earthworms and beetles play a vital role in maintaining grasslands and balancing the ecosystem, a study says.

Human activity possible reason for plummeting Cheetahs
Human activity possible reason for plummeting Cheetahs

A new study has revealed that it might have been human activity which is responsible for the decline in number of cheetahs.

NASA to map earth forests in 3D
NASA to map earth forests in 3D

The US space agency, NASA, is developing the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar device to map forests on Earth in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

We ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar
We ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances.

Scientists say world`s primary forests at risk

A new study by an international team of conservationist scientists has warned that only five percent of the world`s pre-agricultural primary forest cover is now found in protected areas.

Tuki emphasises on preservation of Arunachal forest cover

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today emphasised on preservation of the state`s vast forest cover.

Forests, water bodies have declined in NCR: Naidu

Natural conservation zones like forests, water bodies and wastelands have declined in the National Capital Region (NCR) over the years, union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu informed the Lok Sabha Wednesday.

56 proposals under Forest Act given clearance

Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.