R L Maravi patrolling the Koppedabri beat, Kanha  Photo

A good forest officer is at a premium today. Mere theoretical training is not enough; officers need grooming. The culture of grooming is absent and hence there is a vacuum of leadership in the service. We need to create a meritocracy in IFS V K BAHUGUNA Former inspector general of forests, now on deputation   I was responsible for the

Nagpur, November 12 The Forest Department is considering closing down the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) for tourists owing to lack of staff and a large number of vacancies.

BY G. MANJUSAINATH, BANGALORE: The apparent obsession of the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials to be posted in the urban locations of Bangalore, Mysore and other major cities of the State has meant, there are not many willing to be in the forests to keep a check on the rising deaths of wild animals.

Udhagamandalam: An alleged wildlife offender who was wanted by the police and forest officials for the last eight years surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate

Putting a price tag to forests hasn

CEC observes violations in forest laws, orders

January 2002: Wildlife Department of Haryana proposes denotifying SWS February 2007: Work on Hansi-Butana canal inside SWS starts sans clearances May 2007: DFO raises objection and lodges complaints, but overlooked August 2007: The matter reaches CEC September 2007: National Wildlife Board denotifies SWS October 2007: MoEF gives clearance for diverting forestland for the

DIBRUGARH, Sept 16: The Dibrugarh District Forest Employees Association (DDFEA) has condemned the assault on the forest officials by some miscreants while they were on duty at the Dibru- Sahikhowa National Park on Sept.14. Both president and Secretary Bijay Kumar Dohotia and Sekhawat Ali of DDFEA respectively demanded stern punishment to all those miscreants involved in the crime.

Tribals remodel hunting festival for solar lamps For the first time since Independence, the 28 tribal villages inside Jharkhand