Bihar forest dept officials on toes after tigress kills 3
The tiger is wounded and weak, hence hunting down human beings, say officials; no trace of it so far
State animals and birds: Do they make a difference to conservation?
As the Indus Dolphin is declared Punjab’s State Aquatic Animal, Down To Earth pops the question to conservationists
Implementation of forest rights in protected areas virtually non-existent, claims new report
Implementation of FRA in protected areas has been virtually non-existent and claims filed under FRA lie pending for as long as since 2009
Uttarakhand forest minister blames UP poachers for tiger deaths in Corbett
Minister Harak Singh Rawat said increased fencing and drone surveillance will be introduced to curb poaching
Ken-Betwa project gets wildlife board's approval
The project has a significant environment and wildlife impact as it passes right through the reserve where tigers had vanished in 2009
'Did the blackbuck and chinkara commit suicide?'
There’s a lack of seriousness in prosecuting offenders under the Wildlife Protection Act
Madhya Pradesh government gives go-ahead to Ken-Betwa river link
The nod is a blow to the Panna Tiger Reserve, a part of which would be partially submerged by the project
China syndrome in tiger trade
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Remaining tribals in Simlipal tiger reserve to be displaced
Those shifted out last December are living under plastic sheets in searing heat. Is this how relocation is meant to be carried out?
Forest officials kept eyes tightly shut
When it was found there were no tigers in the Panna Tiger Reserve, P K Sen was called to join the government special investigation team. …
Tiger reserved: Fiftieth anniversary of Project Tiger means little to forest-dwelling communities
The fact is that despite amendments, our policies still follow the fortress conservation approach where the strategy is to “exclude and …
International Day of Forests: Can India shift from a ‘plantation’ mindset to an ‘eco restoration’ one
On World Forestry Day 2022, a retired forest officer offers some suggestions on India’s future forest policy
Conservation plan chalked out after 150 vultures spotted in Bihar’s Valmiki Tiger Reserve
A rescue centre for vultures will be set up in the reserve’s Ganauli range to increase the number of vultures
Tigress Sundari, brought to Odisha from Madhya Pradesh in 2018, heads back home
The inter-state tiger relocation project has been put on hold after the first attempt was unsuccessful
Similipal forest fire: It is time to act
Forest fires can be controlled in the first few hours; it is important to engage local communities in the first line of action
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 3, 2019)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
'Sariska's tiger reserve status needs reconsideration'
Ghazala Shahabuddin says the protected area may lack sufficient habitat for a viable population of tigers
‘India has to change its attitude towards leopards’
Leopard expert, Vidya Athreya responds to alarming report on leopard mortality, says finger-pointing must end
Apex court rejects petition against NH-7 widening project
Petitioners have been asked to appear before the Bombay High Court and inform it about the measures needed to be taken for tiger conservation
Lurking in danger zone
Wild animals are increasingly moving out of protected areas. What should the government do to ensure their safety?
'Poaching figure for this year is alarming'
Over 100 tigers have died in 2014 and 2015. Shekhar Kumar Niraj, head of wildlife trade monitoring agency Traffic, talks about the problems of …
Our tigers, their tigers
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Experts call for people-oriented conservation
The total preservation policy has alienated people living in and around national parks and caused much harm to the forests. Experts say effective …
Conservation at what cost?
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"Future of local population rests on tiger-related tourism"
Jim Knight, UK's minister for biodiversity, landscape and rural affairs, responds to Kushal Pal Singh Yadav's queries on the British government's …