Forest Department News
From Dacoit to 'Cheetah Mitra': The story of Ramesh Sikarwar, raising awareness about the wild cats coming to Kuno
Ramesh Sikarwar, 72, has been roped in by the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department as a 'Cheetah Mitra' to sensitise people on the spotted felines that are being brought to the state from Africa under the Centre's ambitious programme
Explained: Why Ranthambore tiger T-104 is likely to spend the rest of his life in a cage
Once the mainstay in Ranthambore’s national park, the majestic T-104 has been labelled as ‘dangerous to human life’ after killing three people. Officials now want to move the big cat from his current enclosure away from tourist limits and other tigers
Delhi forest guard PET /PST admit card out, find out how to download
It is to be noted that the PST/PET is being held for those candidates only who had cleared the Computer Based Test as per the notification released earlier
Tamil Nadu: Elephant tramples woman to death near Gudalur, second incident in 2 days
Malu, 40, was attacked and killed by the wild elephant past midnight on Saturday near her house in Ovalley Farm
Madhya Pradesh: Two sons of BJP MLA, two others booked for assaulting forest department staffers
A video of the incident, which showed some persons thrashing a group, went viral on social media soon after
Maharashtra Forest department to consider translocation of four tigresses to improve big cat population
The presence of only eight tigers has been recorded at the Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve, which is insufficient, as the minimum carrying capacity of the park is at least of 25
Elephants struggle to cross tracks in Tamil Nadu, viral video prompts action from Railways
In the video, six elephants can be seen struggling to cross a barrier near the railway tracks
Himachal Pradesh: 17 trekkers missing in Kinnaur district, search operation on, say police
The trekkers had left Harshil in adjoining Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi for Chitkul on 14 October, but they reportedly went missing during inclement weather from 17 to 19 October in Lamkhaga pass
'Serious monkey business': Determined to take revenge on human foe, animal travels 22 kms
After being left in the Balur forest by officials, the simian hopped on to a truck that passed through a road near the forest and reached Kottigehara
India to conduct first scientific estimation of its elephant population in 2022
The Union Environment Minister said that local and indigenous people should be involved in the conservation efforts.
Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district
This is the fourth elephant succumbing to anthrax in the last decade in the district
Uttar Pradesh's Tharu Adivasi women resist systemic usurpation of their forest land, rights by local authorities
The Tharu women’s front continues to ensure forest protection and management, besides standing up to repeated assaults on the community by the local police and forest departments.
How community-run tourism can help Sundarbans recover from Cylone Amphan's devastating effects
Community-run ecotourism in and near the Sundarbans has the potential to popularise some of the existing and new tourism routes and locations. But a number of obstacles have to be overcome before it can really work.
Mumbai wall collapse: 15-year-old girl trapped beneath debris dies taking toll to 21; locals slam political parties’ apathy
At the scene of the tragedy in Malad, Mumbai, an eyewitness said when the wall collapsed, it was like a "tsunami accompanied by a massive thud".
Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness
In the span of seven days, rigorous efforts were made by wildlife professionals to reunite a leopard cub with her mother.
Forest officials, Mumbai Police rescue leopard from residential complex in city's Andheri suburb
A sub-adult leopard cub which entered a residential complex in Marol in Mumbai's Andheri suburb was Monday rescued by forest department staff, an official said
A new book on the Great Himalayan National Park offers compelling insights into the quest to save the region
Sanjeeva Pandey and Anthony J Gaston's book underscores the underlying theme at the Great Himalayan National Park — that of placing people at the centre of conservation
Leopard caught in Nashik's Savarkar Nagar area; Shiv Sena corporator, two TV cameramen injured
A leopard entered a crowded locality in Maharashtra's Nashik district and injured a Shiv Sena politician and two media personnel
One of tigress Avni's two cubs captured in Anji forest in Maharashtra, to be kept in enclosure in MP's Pench; no word on second cub
A team of around 100 people, including six veterinary officers from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, have been tracking the cub since Avni was shot dead by a sharpshooter who was part of a team of Forest officials.
Maneka Gandhi's rage at Avni's killing inconsistent with her reluctance to speak up against alarming rise in lynchings
On the rare occasions that Maneka voiced her concern at the emerging culture of lynching, she has been seemingly shy of condemning it outright.