On the suggestion of an official in Uttarakhand, the Union government has announced special awards for those aiding the conservation of the nation's biodiversity.

Restrictions on constructions in Wayanad district

Cutting trees for timber has a devastating impact on birds, with a decline of more than 50 per cent recorded in Ghana's forests, a new study finds.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zonal Bench, Chennai) in the matter of K. Savad Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 31/08/2015 regarding construction activities in Kodancheri and Nellipoyil Villages among others in Kozhikode District, Kerala which are within the purview of Ecologically Fragile Land (EFL) as per the reports of Prof. Madhav Gadgil and Dr. Kasthuri Rangan Committees submitted to the Government of India and the same was notified on 13-11-2013.

Four of the six Western Ghat states including Karnataka have not submitted the assessment of their eco-sensitive areas to the Centre, though the deadline to notify these areas on the basis of the K

Western Ghats, a global biodiversity hotspot, is facing huge crisis due to developmental demands.

Kerala High Court on 7 July 2015 directed the Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority (TRIDA) to cut less than 10 trees in the area leased to them to construct a shopping complex and plant thrice the number of trees to maintain sufficient green cover. Read full text.

The Centre on Tuesday will hold a crucial meeting on Western Ghats where environment ministers of six states - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu - will discuss the progres

Area likely to be declared biodiversity heritage site

Environment and forest ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu will meet here on Tuesday to discuss conservation of biodiversity of the Western Ghats and ways to pr

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