Uttarakhand has space for just 100 more tigers. The state already has 340 tigers as per the latest 2014 All-India tiger census report.
Around 7 to 8 hectares of forests have been lost in the Nanda Devi National Park in the last one decade either due to climate change or the Kedarnath flash floods of 2013.
Come winter and man-animal conflict turns to worst in the state with Pauri Garhwal district the major sufferer.
Uttarakhand is all set to conduct leopard census in December. The last census in 2008 revealed the presence of 2,343 leopards in the state.
Geologists and environmentalists have said if a Nepal-like earthquake strikes Uttarakhand, there will be a large scale destruction and death owing to hydropower projects.
The Nepal earthquake has necessitated the need for expanding the scope of the Centre for Himalayan Study proposed in Uttarakhand by the Narendra Modi government to further encourage studies in the
A scientist of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dr Vikram Gupta, does not rule out the Himalayan region witnessing more landslides in the near future, particularly during the rainy season,
In an attempt to bring people closer to forests in Uttarakhand, the Harish Rawat government in last one year did try to involve them in environment conservation with its Chief Minister’s flagship H
Uttarakhand continues to face winter wildlife challenges year after year.
Supreme Court advocate and environment activist Ritwick Dutta believes that people in rural areas are more aware of laws relating to environment compared to those in urban areas when it comes to co
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