Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday the Centre plans to adopt a new policy to allow sand mining in forest areas to stop flood waters from flowing into forest

Advocating for lifting of ban on sand mining from the rivers, especially those passing through forest areas, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on

Gujarat high court (HC) on Thursday directed the state authorities to initiate action against commercial establishments and under-construction buildings around Gir sanctuary that exist in violation

Lion census 2015 has pegged that the empire of the king of jungle is spread over 22,000 sq km — 2,000 sq km in Gir sanctuary and the rest outside.

The forest department and wildlife conservationists took as sigh of relief as over 27 lions, that had gone missing after flash floods in Shetrunji river, were located in villages around Liliya and

Indian Air Force helicopters rescued over 100 people from various parts of Amreli, with four helicopters pressed into service.

RAJKOT: It's a scene of complete devastation in Amreli, which has been ravaged by the worst floods in 90 years.

In an effort to prevent lion deaths in rail accidents, the state forest department has decided to fence both sides of the 70km railway tracks connecting Pipavav to Bhamar in Amreli district.

Niranjan Savani (39), a dentist in Pennsylvania, has taken urgent leave from work to come to India for two weeks.

The much awaited Asiatic Lion census, covering one of the biggest ever area in its census will cover over 1500 villages around the sanctuary.