The fourth phase of the intensive ‘Tiger Monitoring Programme,' envisaged by the Tiger Task Force of the Union Government, began at the Kalakkad - Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) in Tirunelveli on Friday.

Giving details about the programme H. Malleshappa, Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director, KMTR told The Hindu that the work on three phases had been completed. In the fourth phase, the setting up of 100 cameras in every four area had begun.

Will identify herd and fix it on one of the animals
CHENNAI: In an attempt to reduce man-animal conflict and warn farmers about the movement of crop raiding elephants in Coimbatore Forest Circle, the State Forest Department has proposed to radio collar an elephant from a herd, which will be monitored for two years.

Forest Department sources said the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-I) has

Better patrolling, prevention measures, growing awareness and rain cited as reasons

CHENNAI: There has been a considerable decrease in the number of forest fires in the State this season.


CHENNAI: A pure white frog was sighted in a house at Pulikudivakkam, near Chengalpattu, a fortnight ago.

Herpetologist Romulus Whitaker spotted the frog in his garden.

The frog