Articles about Forest Department
28 Jul 2021
Maharashtra: Rescue centers established for crocodiles swept away by floods
With crocodiles being spotted in some residential localities of Sangli after flooding due to heavy rains, the forest department has set up six centers in such areas to rescue the reptiles and avoid incidents of human-animal conflict, officials said on Wednesday.
12 Jul 2021
Bengal Forest Department seeks approval for zoo at Eco Park
The West Bengal Forest Department has sent a proposal to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) for developing a mini open-air zoo having two sections - herbivore and carnivore - at the Eco Park in New Town, the emerging satellite township near Kolkata city.
22 Jan 2021
West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet
In yet another setback to CM Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government, the state's Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee has announced his resignation from the position on Friday.
12 Jan 2021
Relocated tiger flees from Rajaji Tiger Reserve
A tiger translocated recently to the Rajaji Tiger Reserve has fled from its Motichoor range creating panic among people living in the periphery of the forest area.
08 Jan 2021
UP: Three arrested for killing endangered Gangetic dolphin
Days after a Gangetic dolphin was beaten to death in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, three men have been arrested for the crime.
08 Jan 2020
India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard
India has reportedly succeeded in the breeding of the bird species Great Indian bustard (scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps) through a state-sponsored conservation program.
26 Jan 2019
Five injured after leopard attacks Nashik locality; captured hours later
On Friday morning, panic and fear gripped the residents of a Nashik locality after a fully grown male leopard entered an upmarket area and went on an attacking spree.
12 Jan 2019
40-feet long endangered giant whale washes ashore in Odisha, dead
A 40-feet-long endangered whale was washed ashore in an estuary close to Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha's Kendrapara district, Forest department officials said today.
10 Jan 2019
Chhattisgarh: 500 villagers attend funeral of 130-year-old crocodile
In what could be seen as one of the purest forms of human-animal coexistence, an entire village in Chhattisgarh gathered to mourn and bid adieu to a 130-year-old crocodile who passed away on Tuesday.
05 Nov 2018
Leopard enters Gujarat Secretariat campus, search operation on
A leopard sneaked inside the premises of the high-security Gujarat Government Secretariat in Gandhinagar in early hours today, prompting the Forest Department to launch a search operation for the feline.
03 Nov 2018
Tigress, responsible for 13 deaths, killed in Maharashtra
Tigress Avni, believed to have been responsible for the deaths of at least 13 people in Maharashtra in the past two years, was shot dead last night in Yavatmal as part of an operation.
03 Nov 2018
Maharashtra: Man-eater tigress shot dead, reportedly in cold blood
On Friday, a six-year-old man-eater tigress was shot and killed in the Yavatmal district forest of Maharashtra after a major hunt.
28 Oct 2018
Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Sunday ordered an inquiry by the crime branch into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district.
28 Oct 2018
UP: Prime accused in Mailani-range forest guard's murder case arrested
The police on Sunday claimed to have solved the sensational murder case of forest guard Sukhpal Singh in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri.
20 Aug 2018
Odisha: Camera trap installed to protect sheep from wild animals
The Forest Department has decided to install a trap camera at Tamanada village in Odisha's Ganjam district to track down wild animals that are attacking sheep, a forest official said.
19 Aug 2018
Gurugram firm employees caught on camera burning garbage near Aravalli
A Gurugram-based company engaged in waste management has been accused of burning garbage in ecologically sensitive Aravalli mountain range.
15 Aug 2018
MP, 'role model' in dealing with rapes of minors: CM
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the state has become a "role model" in dealing with rape cases of minors.
09 Jul 2018
Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!
In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.
25 Jun 2018
Delhi's 'Chipko movement': Thousands hug trees, say 'won't leave them'
Sarojini Nagar saw a lot of activity yesterday afternoon, as more than 1,500 people came out in unison to protest the cutting of a whopping 16,500 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.
22 Jun 2018
Madras-HC angry at govt over solar fences in reserve forest
Madras HC reprimanded PWD and Forest department for allowing encroachers to put up solar-fences in the reserved forest and water-spread area in Tamil Nadu's Erode and Coimbatore districts and directed the forest department to take immediate steps to remove them.
28 May 2018
Bengaluru: Man attacked by crocodile, dies bleeding from severed leg
A Sunday outing turned traumatic for the friends and family of a 52-year-old man, who died of bleeding post a crocodile attack.
18 May 2018
Mumbai: Video showing deer eating plastic leaves environmentalists fuming
A video has surfaced on social media that has left wildlife experts and environmentalists fuming.
01 Apr 2018
Odisha: Infant snatched by monkey dies, found in well
In a shocking incident, a 16-day-old baby who was snatched by a monkey, in Talabasta village in Odisha, has died.
12 Mar 2018
University of Washington may study Delhi's deadly air pollution
The Delhi Government, determined to find out the source of its now-deadly air pollution, is getting ready to commission a project to University of Washington to conduct a real-time source apportionment study.
12 Mar 2018
Tamil Nadu: Atleast 9 killed in forest fire, many trapped
At least nine trekkers were killed when a forest fire broke out in the Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu (TN) yesterday.
12 Feb 2018
One leopard captured every 10 days: Karnataka Forest Department
At least 143 leopards were captured in the last four years after they were found venturing into human habitat areas of Bengaluru, according to Karnataka Forest Department's data. It roughly translates to : one leopard is caught every 10 days.
27 Nov 2017
Coimbatore farmers take to WhatsApp to solve man-animal conflict
Man-animal conflict in India is a significant one where animal encroachments on agricultural land leave massive amounts of crop damage in its wake.
06 Sep 2017
Leopard scare grips outer Delhi residents; Forest Dept scans area
Residents of outer Delhi's Alipur were panic-stricken after some farm laborers there had claimed they spotted a leopard in the fields.
15 May 2017
Database can help Mumbaiites to watch out for sex-offenders
Kerala governor P Sathasivam, during a legislative Assembly session in Thiruvananthapuram detailed a plan to maintain a national sex offenders' registry.
08 May 2017
Bengaluru's VVIP convoys directed to make way for emergency vehicles
City police commissioner of Bengaluru, Praveen Sood issued a memo to the traffic police directing that ambulance and emergency vehicles must be granted the right of way even despite of VVIP movement.
01 May 2017
Forest dept searches for national level shooter over illegal-wildlife recovery
The Forest Department is on the lookout for Prashant Vishnoi, a national level shooter, after they recovered illegal wildlife trophies from his father's house in Meerut.
28 Apr 2017
Mumbai: Survey declared Gateway of India's public toilet dirtiest
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conducted its survey of pay-and-use toilets, and discovered that the public toilet at Gateway of India is one of the dirtiest.
19 Apr 2017
Delhi to get driverless metro trains from June
The Delhi Metro Rail Corproation (DMRC) is expected to wrap up its work on the Noida and Kalkaji section of Phase-III by May.
08 Mar 2017
Bengaluru: Serial rapist nabbed in gunfight
On Tuesday, serial rapist Shivarama Reddy from Bengaluru was injured in a run-in with the police; he was shot at by one of the officers for trying to attack them.