Keri: Volunteers of the Vivekanand environment awareness brigade of Keri-Sattari presented a street play to create environment awareness at a nature orientation camp organized by the extension and

A year after their pilot camera trap survey shot the big cat in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, a team from the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, led by their trustee-founder Ullas Karanth, wi

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has notified a 1-km eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) for five wildlife sanctuaries and a 3-km zone for Cotigao wildlife sanctuary recently.

No mining will be allowed around the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of six wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Goa with the environment ministry on Thursday imposing a ban on such activities.

The Centre will also constitute a state-level ESZ Monitoring Committee (SESZMC) under Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, to see that the ESZ notification for the state is complied with.

Mines had flourished without clearance from the standing committee of the National Board of Wildlife: panel

Mining would not be permitted within one km of national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, the Union Environment Ministry has decided in an order that could take the State one step closer to restart iron ore excavation in a regulated fashion.

All 22 working mining leases within the one km buffer zone of wildlife sanctuaries in the state will have to be shut down in a phased manner with a time-bound closure plan, as recommended by a comm

PANJIM: Manohar Parrikar-led Government’s decision to have one km buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries and the national park, has been denounced by environmentalists and concerned citizens who alleged that the “Government is trying to protect the interest of mining lobby”.

The environmentalists recommend that the buffer zone should not be less than three kms for the State. Cabinet Minister in the BJP-led Government Alina Saldanha had also expressed her unhappiness over the one km buffer zone and had said that the zone should be two kms.

The forest department has assured to compensate farmers likely to be affected by the declaration of Bondla as a critical wildlife habitat.
This was disclosed at a public hearing, organized by the forest department and attended by about 100 residents from Paikul and Kankeri villages in Guleli panchayat.

The Forest Department has organised public hearings in three village panchayats

Forest Department officials have clarified that not a single person will be affected after declaring Chorao Bird Sanctuary and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary as a Critical Wildlife Habitat (CWH).