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Intruding crocs put Bhitarkanika authorites in a bother

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 17:34

With the breeding season of estuarine crocodiles fast approaching, Bhitarkanika National Park authorities in Odisha`s Kendrapara district are in a spot of bother.

India`s mangrove cover increases, Guj takes lead

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 15:24

India recorded a net increase of 23.34 sqkm of mangrove cover between 2009 and 2011.

Adi Godrej offers land to Mumbai city for green lung

Last Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011, 18:03

Indian industrialist Adi Godrej has offered 1,750 acres of land to Mumbai city for developing it as a nature reserve to protect its dwindling mangrove forests.

Court upholds closure of Kerala`s controversial mangrove park

Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 16:21

A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday upheld the decision of the union environment and forests ministry to close down a controversial mangrove theme park in Kannur.

15% of Sunderbans will be submerged: UNDP report

Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2010, 18:14

An estimated 15% of the Sunderbans delta will go under the sea by 2020.

New Mumbai airport plan: environment Vs business

Last Updated: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 11:30

Govt is expected to make a decision on the 90-bn-rupee project on the outskirts of Navi Mumbai soon.

HC stays survey report of slum rehab on Mangrove land

Last Updated: Thursday, March 04, 2010, 21:17

The Bombay High Court today directed the district authorities not to submit a survey report made for the purpose of slum rehabilitation scheme on a 233-acre piece of land in suburban Dahisar.

No `non-forest activity` in mangrove areas: Bombay HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 18:49

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said that no non-forest activity can be permitted in the areas where mangroves grow, even if such areas have not been yet declared as `protected forests`.

World’s 50% mangrove forests lost in 50 yrs

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009, 12:45

A NASA scientist has made what is believed to be the first full assessment of the African continent’s mangrove forests.