The problems facing wild elephants in India differ from forest to forest and from one state to another.

The city is likely to get another `lung area' like Cubbon Park within five years if the state government accepts a proposal of a group of naturalists to declare Hesaraghatta lake and its nearby gra

BANGALORE: Male parenting may be recent in humankind. But male members taking care of their brood is not new to the animal kingdom.

Overexploitation In Bangalore Urban, Rural, Says Report

Bangalore: The city stares at an arid future. Bangalore Urban and Rural districts, besides Chikkaballapur and Kolar, have exhausted their
groundwater, show statistics available with the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB).

They Fear Such A Deal Could Help The Centre For Wildlife Studies Take Over Karnataka Forests

Bangalore: A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Karnataka forest department and the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) has not gone down well with environmentalists. They say the move will result in CWS chief Ullas Karanth taking complete control of forests in Karnataka.

Coffee planters in Karnataka's Kodagu district are an apprehensive lot.

Luckiest Member Of The 800-Strong Census Team Says There’s No Adventure Sport To Beat The Thrill

Bangalore: There is nothing that distinguishes Gopala Krishnaiah, 60, from the nearly 800 volunteers who were part of the tiger census that concluded on Monday. But the oldest of the volunteers was blessed with oodles of luck: In one hour, he spotted five tigers at Bhadra Tiger Reserve which extends across Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts.

Big Cats Come Out Of Hiding More Often To Quench Thirst

Bangalore: As summer peaks, the state forest department has something important to contend with — vulnerability of big cats in Project Tiger areas.With soaring temperature, they come out of hiding often to quench their thirst at water holes, rendering them visible.

Sparrows Indicate Environmental Well-Being, Their Absence Worrying: Experts

Bangalore: They may be small but their presence makes a big impact. Sparrows are an indicator of the environmental health of an area, say experts. And their disappearance can be linked to increase in infectious diseases and ecological changes, they warn.

Karnataka, With 41 Eco-Conscious Constructions, Is No. 4 In The Country

Karnataka is home to 41 green buildings, the fourth largest figure for any state in the country. Of them, 39 are in Bangalore. Green buildings are fast catching the imagination of the people. Though the penetration level is just around 5%, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is happy the residential sector is coming up with such buildings. Going by industry prediction, the residential sector — both independent houses and residential apartments — are set to outnumber commercial buildings by 2030 in India.