The Elephant Task Force

An assessment of the task force report, both in terms of the value of its recommendations and implementability and a comparison with the implementation of the Tiger Task Force recommendations of 2005.

The death of a tiger last month, two and a half years after it was brought to Sariska, proves the National Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is not safe for the big cat. The death also brought to light little action has been taken on the recommendations of the Tiger Task Force, set up in 2005 to look at tiger conservation in the country. That was the year when Sariska lost all its tigers.

Yagnesh Mehta | TNN

Surat: Forest officials will get special protective gears so as to save themselves from the attacks of man-eating leopard on them.

Forest people across India are being denied their legitimate right to collect and trade in minor forest produce. Down To Earth correspondents travelled to Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, MP, AP, Maharashtra & Orrisa to unravel the conspiracy.

SRINAGAR Aug 30: Minister for Forests, Environment & Ecology, Mian Altaf Ahmad has directed the officers of Wild Life Department to ensure that the green wealth is safeguarded within their respective jurisdictions.

JORHAT, July 30: In a sensational turn of events in the rhino horn recovery case, prime accused Tarun Ganak surrendered himself to the police at Numaligarh Police Station yesterday. After his surrender, Ganak, in his confessional statement, said

With the Lokayukta intensifying its probe into the illegal transport of iron ore, the State Government on Wednesday deputed four forest officers for investigation.

JORHAT, July 4: What prevents the concerned officials of the district Forest department, Kaziranga to arrest the prime accused of rhino horn and cash recovery case in the National Park that took place on May 19?

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore, July 2, DH News Service:

Caught on the wrong foot because of the iron ore heist at Belekeri port last month, the State government has decided to confer on all range forest officers (RFOs) police powers, including the authority to arrest and prosecute offenders.

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