India’s Eastern Ghat is one of the key biodiversity areas that is facing high anthropogenic disturbance from different sites. Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa is considered as the gateway to Eastern Ghat and one of the major conservation areas of this region.

Phytosociological study of the tree community was carried out in tropical dry deciduous forest of Gandhamardan hill ranges belonging to Eastern Ghats at Harishankar of Bolangir district, Orissa. Twenty five quadrates of 20x20m size were laid in the 100 ha protected forest of Harishankar complex along GPS locations covering its whole geography.

Coimbatore: Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent charge) Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the Ministry would widely expand projects for conservation of inland wetlands and coastal areas facing the threat of destruction.

Sept. 16: A 12-member team representing the environment protection committee of Sompeta would meet the UPA chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi and the President, Mrs Pratibha Patil, on September 20 to seek their intervention to stop setting up of thermal power plant near Sompeta.

Land degradation, subsistence farming with poor crop harvests and lack of employment opportunities has resulted in poverty in eastern ghats of Orissa. To avert the situation, IWDP and TDET watershed projects were implemented in Kokriguda watershed which represents the resource position of this tribal region, during 1997 to 2003.

Responsible tourism is especially important within natural areas so that the integrity of the environment and local community is not compromised. When natural resources are involved in tourism it is often referred to as eco-tourism, however, eco-tourism is still guided by the three same principles – social, environmental and economic.

The Araku Valley, comprising Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest, is one of the rich biodiversity areas in the Eastern Ghats of India. The proposed bauxite mining activity by Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited in these areas would not only wipe out the virgin forests, but also destroy the pristine habitats of several endangered flora and wildlife. (Correspondence)

The virgin beauty of Arakku Valley in the Eastern Ghats is a popular tourist draw, but it may soon be just a memory. The hill ranges from Papikonda in East Godavari to Sileru and Krishnadevipeta in Visakhapatnam district, rich in bauxite ore, have been chosen as the site for a mega aluminium project.

India gave bananas to the world and today it is the world's largest banana republic

This report describes the current and recent past geographical range of the tiger. It provides spatial data on tiger distribution at the tehsil level and its associated landscape characterization; a precursor for land use planning incorporating conservation concerns and priorities.