Ahmedabad: Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has directed Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to have state-level recovery plans for the Great Indian Bustard.

Gujarat principal chief conservator of forests C N Pandey said, “We had met experts recently and have now prepared a draft report, which has been approved and is in the final stages.”

AHMEDABAD: The latest 'red list' of endangered bird species released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) includes 15 Indian bird species, three of which are found mainly in

AHMEDABAD: Even as the Gujarat government prepares to file a curative petition against the shifting of some lion prides from Gir to Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, observations made in t

Ahmedabad: If lions are not sent from Gir every four years to Kuno Palpur (Madhya Pradesh), the chance of their extinction in Kuno Palpur is 30% after a hundred years.

Ahmedabad: The state is starting to prepare its own list of threatened and near extinction plant species.

The result of examination of the presence of Canine Distemper Virus (CDR) or Pestes Des Petitis Ruminants Virus (PPVR) in Asiatic lion has brought in relief for forest officials.

Centre Sets Up Monitoring Panel To Enforce New Restrictions In Eco-Sensitive Zone

Ahmedabad: The Union ministry of forests and environment has finally cleared an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of 326.26 sq km around the Marine National Park and Marine Sanctuary situated in Jamnagar. Of this, 208.58 sq km is towards land, 105.14 sq km towards the sea and 12.54 sq km area is covered by rivers. The Centre has also announced the formation of a state-level Eco-Sensitive Monitoring Committee (SESZMC).

The agriculture department and the forest department have decided to give cash incentives to farmers who allow trees to be planted along their fields.

In 12 Years, Wildlife Rescues Have Gone Up 13 Times

In a clear indication of the increasing pressure of wild animals in the densely populated areas surrounding their habitats, the number of rescue operations carried out show an exponential progression in Gujarat. During 2000-2001, only 47 rescue operations were conducted. The same figure for 2012-13, was 627.

Cantonment, ATIRA campus, IIM-A campus, MG Science College, Shahibaugh, have the biggest vulture colony in the city.