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Rare species of turtles to be released in Sunderbans

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 14:49

A bale of a rare species of Northern River Terrapin or Sunderbans Batagur turtles, which is considered critically endangered across the globe, will be released in the Sunderbans in mid-2014.

Tigress X-rayed in Sundarbans after found struggling to walk

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 21:58

A young tigress has been put through an X-ray examination in the wild perhaps for the first time in a new initiative to treat animals after the big cat was found struggling to walk.

BSF jawans in Sunderbans, Kutch to get hardship allowance

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 19:12

BSF jawans deployed in Sunderbans in West Bengal and Rann of Kutch in Gujarat will be given a hardship allowance every month, Sushilkumar Shinde said.

Crocodile raids Sunderbans village for food

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 22:38

An estuarine crocodile has been raiding a village at Pathar Pratima area of Sunderbans in South 24-Parganas district for goats and other livestock, forest department officials said.

Bengal comes up with new plans for Sunderbans

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 23:36

In a bid to attract more tourits, the state Tourism Department is planning to start a world class project in the Sunderbans under public-private partnership model and will also start a Tiger Project there.

Belinda Wright slams mainstream tourism in Sunderbans

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 18:03

Tiger conservationist Belinda Wright has slammed the idea of large-scale tourism in the Sunderbans, saying "it would be a complete disaster".

Delhi among five Indian hotspots of illegal trade of tigers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 23:28

Delhi, Sunderbans and the Western Ghats are among the hotspots of illegal trade of tigers, their parts and products, says a new global report.

Delhi among 5 hotspots of illegal trade of tigers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:33

Delhi, Sunderbans and the Western Ghats are among the hotspots of illegal trade of tigers, their parts and products, says a new global report.

Melanistic leopard cat sighted in Sunderbans?

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 13:54

During a camera trapping exercise by WWF-India to estimate the population of tigers in South 24-Parganas forest division, images of two black cats with long tails were found for the first time.

Shrinking Sunderbans push Royal Bengal tigers to the edge

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 15:16

Fast-disappearing mangrove forests of the Sundarbans pose a question mark over the future of the Royal Bengal Tiger, an endangered species, say scientists.

`Concrete embankments along Sunderbans an ecological disaster`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 14:05

The fragile ecology of the Sundarbans delta, is now facing a fresh threat from large-scale construction of concrete embankments all over the islands.

Boat carrying 40 people overturns, rescue work on

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 22:37

A boat carrying 40 people on Wednesday overturned in Vidya river in South 24 Parganas district, police said. The boat was going from Gadkhali to Gosaba, one of the islands of Sunderbans.