Sahyadri tiger reserve (STR) and the wildlife sanctuaries in Radhanagari and Sagareshwar will soon be equipped with more camera traps, tents and wireless systems.

The forest department is considering to implement strict measures to maintain the wildlife corridor which connects Koyna wildlife sanctuary and Chandoli national park, both part of the Sahyadri tig

Researchers from the biodiversity department of Abasaheb Garware College have recorded the presence of 70 species of dragonflies in northern part of Western Ghats during a project funded by the Ind

The national tiger census will begin at the Sahyadri tiger reserve (STR) from Thursday amid much curiosity, as no tiger was sighted in the 50 camera traps installed in the Chandoli national park an

PUNE: The state is in the process of declaring areas around national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as eco-sensitive zones.

Environmental activists and experts have said that “green norms” are needed to regulate the country’s wind energy projects.

Pune: A recent study by citybased Ela Foundation and MES Abasaheb Garware College, to assess the impact of wind farms on birds at the Bhambarwadi Plateau in the northern Western Ghats, found 27 bird species out of 89 at the risk of collision with the rotor blades of the wind turbines.

Out of the 12 birds (belonging to seven species) that were found dead, five were raptors belonging to three different species. Also, out of five Indian endemic bird species observed in the study area, the Malabar Crested Lark (endemic to the Western Ghats) was recorded in the risk zone. The study also reported a reduction in the birds in the study area due to the increasing wind farm construction and associated infrastructure development. But the drop in the number of birds in the region is gradually reducing.

The human mind is brilliant, and enterprising. First we build dams and drown vast stretches of wilderness under reservoirs.

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to disclose its stand on the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) report. The court had earlier said the report must be made public. The state government has been asked to file an affidavit by March 12.

The WGEEP report pertaining to the ecosystem of the western ghats was prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in 2010. The report covers the 35-km narrow strip of Sawantwadi-Dodamarg corridor that consists of 30 villages.

Pune: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) recently shortlisted the Western Ghats for inclusion in the World Heritage list, taking this biodiversity rich area a step closer to protection from landuse change and other developmental activities.

The 39 serial sites in the Unesco shortlist include four sites in Maharashtra (Sahyadri)