MUMBAI: A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking judicial intervention to protect the eco-fragile Sawantwadi-Dodamarg region from rampant mining and haphazard development has been filed in the Bombay high court.

The 35-kilometre stretch in Sindhudurg district is an integral wildlife corridor for sanctuaries and national parks in the state, Goa and Karnataka.

The PIL, filed by NGO Awaaz Fou

The protest march by villagers against the Sahyadri Tiger Project took an ugly turn on Monday evening when angry villagers pelted stones on the forest department (wildlife) office in Patan in Satara district.

The villagers were agitating against the Sahyadri Tiger Project, which was initiated last year by combining the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park.
The rally, led by Zill

A proposal to set up the 800 sq km Sahyadri tiger reserve in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra is getting finishing touches. Sahyadri will be the state's fourth tiger reserve. "The state will submit