People Could Pay Amount And Cut Trees

Pune: The National Green Tribunal has asked the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to deposit Rs 6.40 crore collected by the civic body as fine from people for felling trees illegally in the city, in an escrow account.

The city needs a leader with a long-term vision to conserve its environment and take policy decisions that would help the city manage its limited resources more effectively, said green activists in

PUNE: The Maharashtra government has drawn up a species recovery plan for the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) that will be implemented from April, an expert from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS

Pune: The municipal court on Wednesday sentenced five persons to a month-long imprisonment and also fined them of Rs 5,000 each for cutting trees without obtaining the requisite permissions from th

Pune: As many as 337 villages in Pune district have been included in the eco-sensitive area (ESA) of the Western Ghats, as per the draft notification the ministry of environment and forests issued on Tuesday.

However, experts pointed out that the authorities will have to take several measures, particularly involving locals, to ensure that declaring the area as eco-sensitive translates into the conservation of its biodiversity.

Pune: Bird lovers gathered at the Pashan lake on Sunday to discuss ways to deter people from indulging in tree-felling and fishing in the water body.

“I visit the lake regularly. In some of my recent trips, I was witness to a lot of disturbing activities around the lake. Others like me too had similar experiences. We thought it was time something was done about it,” said Arvind Patole, a bird watcher, who organized the meeting.

Pune: A decade after it was found that veterinary diclofenac had triggered a catastrophic decline in the vultures of South Asia, their numbers in the region appear to be stabilizing.

Civic Body Begins Process To Axe, Transplant Them

Tree activists in the city are up in arms because the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has advertised for felling or transplantation of hundreds of trees in just two months.

The zero-garbage project – a joint initiative of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), non-governmental organizations (NGO) and corporate sector – has found many takers in housing societies and com

Pune: The western bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered that notices be issued to the collectors of 12 districts to seek their response to a petition that alleges that they have fa