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Issue Date: Dec 15, 2011
Sundarbans in peril This refers to the article, “The secret garden” (November 1- 15, 2011). The Sundarbans is one of the largest mangrove forests and home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger and numerous fauna, including spotted deer. Situated in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta of the Bay of Bengal, the forests cover an area of 10,000 sq km, of which about 4,000 sq km lies in India. The rest is in Bangladesh. In 1987 it became inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site. But today the ecology of the Sundarbans is at risk due to illegal felling of trees and rampant poaching.

Panna’s poaching nexus exposed

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2011
The forest officials of Panna Tiger Reserve worked in close nexus with poachers for over a decade, says an internal report prepared by the Intelligence Cell of the tiger reserve, which had lost all its tigers by 2008.

Special enclosure at Pench for orphaned tiger cubs

Issue Date: Sep 27, 2011
In an effort to rehabilitate three orphaned tiger cubs, the Centre has decided to erect a four hectare open enclosure at the Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra to house and train them. The three cubs, two females and one male, were found in Dhaba forest in Chandrapur in 2009, after they were separated from their mother. They were then brought to the Bor wildlife sanctuary near Wardha.

Forest staff helped poachers in Panna Tiger Reserve: report

Issue Date: Sep 26, 2011
The forest staff at the Panna Tiger Reserve was working in close nexus with the poachers and this ultimately led to the big cat disappearing from the area in 2008, reveals an internal report of the Madhya Pradesh forest department.

From the blurbs

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2011
The Compass Of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, And Gambling Feel So Good by Viking Press, US $ 16


Issue Date: Jul 15, 2011
Issues over tea


Issue Date: May 31, 2011
Applaud, not evade, policies In the write-up “Taking on industry’s risks” (April 16-30, 2011), the authors question the proposed symbiotic venture plans of the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with some multinational companies.

Rethink growth with forest capital

Issue Date: May 31, 2011
Can you love tigers but hate forests? This is the question that troubled me as I visited the middle of India last fortnight. I was in Nagpur, where local politicians, conservationists and officials were discussing what needed to be done in this chronically poor and backward region endowed with forests and tiger habitats.

Science And Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2011
ASTROPHYSICS Clue to cosmic rays’ origin
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