The Periyar and Parambikulam tiger reserves and the Eravikulam National Park are planning to procure conservation drones to step up their conservation drive.

Acute Summer, Forest Fires Force Forest Department Decision

The state forest department is planning to close down some of its major wildlife sanctuaries and parks following the onset of acute summer and increasing incidents of forest fires in the last few weeks.

The calving season of Nilgiri tahrs is under way at the park

The Eravikulam National Park, abode of the highly endangered Nilgiri tahr ( Nilgiritragus hylocrius ), will remain closed to visitors till April 4.
Chief Wildlife Warden V. Gopinathan said the two-month closure was an annual affair during the calving season of the tahrs. The closure was ordered on the basis of a report submitted by K.V. Subramanian, Field Director (Project Tiger), that the calving season of these mountain goats had begun at the park. Mr. Subramanian told The Hindu that kids were seen from the later part of January. Many of the female tahrs were heavily pregnant.

Hotels And Resorts Can Build Only Up To 3 Floors In These Areas

Thiruvananthapuram: An expert committee appointed by the state government to demarcate the eco sensitive zones (ESZ) around national parks and wildlife sanctuaries has recommended stringent regulations for construction of buildings in these zones. It has suggested capping the height for hotels and resorts in the ESZ area to three floors besides limiting the construction area to 7,500 sqft.

ALAPPUZHA: Two species of frogs found in Kerala are endangered, a study has found.

The National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Kerala have become vulnerable to encroachment and poaching as the cash-strapped parks are being forced to cut the protection and conservation activiti

PRISTINE NATURE: Nilgiri Tahr in the Eravikulam National Park in Idukki district.

How much tourism is too much for Eravikulam National Park?

The managers of the national park are thinking aloud regarding the carrying capacity of this tourist locale situated along the crest of the Western Ghats in Idukki district.

It is the ever increasing number of visitors to the park, which is spread ov

Raorchestes resplendens has multiple glands and extremely short limbs

NEW DELHI: Scientists have discovered a new bright reddish-orange-coloured frog with multiple glands and extremely short limbs from the highest mountain peak of the Western Ghats.

Precarious situation prevails in the Chimminy, Peechi and Periyar forest areas

K.S. Sudhi

KOCHI: Forest fire has become a major environmental concern in the State with many of the wildlife sanctuaries facing the threat of outbreak of wildfire.

A "CLOUD goat" looks as if lost in a daydream with her cuddly kid, an epitome of innocence, lying beside. The mother goat fondles and shields her, though no alarm is raised when a stranger intrudes and whoops. If the nanny could speak, she would ask anyone standing nearby, "Could you get me a rocking cradle to lull my baby to sleep"?