Forest Department

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India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

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.

Five injured after leopard attacks Nashik locality; captured hours later

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.

40-feet long endangered giant whale washes ashore in Odisha, dead

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.

Chhattisgarh: 500 villagers attend funeral of 130-year-old crocodile

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.

Leopard enters Gujarat Secretariat campus, search operation on

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.

Tigress, responsible for 13 deaths, killed in Maharashtra

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.

Maharashtra: Man-eater tigress shot dead, reportedly in cold blood

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.

Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution

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.

UP: Prime accused in Mailani-range forest guard's murder case arrested

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.

Odisha: Camera trap installed to protect sheep from wild animals

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.

Gurugram firm employees caught on camera burning garbage near Aravalli

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.

MP, 'role model' in dealing with rapes of minors: CM

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.

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

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.

Delhi's 'Chipko movement': Thousands hug trees, say 'won't leave them'

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.

Madras-HC angry at govt over solar fences in reserve forest

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.

Bengaluru: Man attacked by crocodile, dies bleeding from severed leg

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.

Mumbai: Video showing deer eating plastic leaves environmentalists fuming

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.

Odisha: Infant snatched by monkey dies, found in well

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.

University of Washington may study Delhi's deadly air pollution

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.

Tamil Nadu: Atleast 9 killed in forest fire, many trapped

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.

One leopard captured every 10 days: Karnataka Forest Department

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.

Coimbatore farmers take to WhatsApp to solve man-animal conflict

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.

Leopard scare grips outer Delhi residents; Forest Dept scans area

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.

Database can help Mumbaiites to watch out for sex-offenders

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.

Bengaluru's VVIP convoys directed to make way for emergency vehicles

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.

Forest dept searches for national level shooter over illegal-wildlife recovery

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.

Mumbai: Survey declared Gateway of India's public toilet dirtiest

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.

Delhi to get driverless metro trains from June

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.

Bengaluru: Serial rapist nabbed in gunfight

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.