Coimbatore: The zonal conference and state executive committee of the Tamil Nadu Forest Staff Association have appealed to the State Government to increase the manpower to three-fold from the present strength in areas prone to man-animal conflicts.

Forest officials of the Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuapada district boycotted the tiger census fearing danger to their live as they suspected a large number of Maoists have entered the area.

V NarayanaMurthi | ENS

A SUSPECTED group of poachers hurled petrol bombs and opened 10 to 15 rounds of fire with their country-made guns after the forest personnel narrowed in on them at the Ambur reserved forest area, bordering Tirupattur and Vellore forest divisions on Monday. However, no one was injured.

The state forest department will file chargesheet in the tiger killing case at Keri, next week. The chargesheet comes almost a year after tiger was shot dead.
Chief conservator of forest Dr Shashi Kumar confirming the filing of chargesheet refused to divulge much detail.

KOZHIKODE: The Forest guards, who are obliged to prevent poaching and hunting, are at risk owing to the lack of defensive weapons.

Though Forest guards are bound venture deep into the forest for safeguarding animals and trees, the authorities are yet to realise the need for protecting the life of the guards.

1411 tigers left. So says the latest advertisement campaign of a new telecom company and the wwf. It is powerful. It plays to our emotions. But it does not tell us what is being done, or should be done. It does not tell us how we, the consuming classes, can be part of the solution to safeguard the tiger.

1411 tigers left. So says the latest advertisement campaign of a new telecom company and the wwf. It is powerful. It plays to our emotions. But it does not tell us what is being done, or should be done. It does not tell us how we, the consuming classes, can be part of the solution to safeguard the tiger.

Peter Gelling

A government programme, called Aceh Green, aims to integrate former combatants into society.

Mohamed Imranullah S.

MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench here has issued notice to Debendranath Sarangi, Principal Secretary, Department of Environment and Forests; A.S. Balanathan, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, and M. Vallalar, Dindigul Collector, in a contempt of court petition filed against them.

31 Forest Service Officials To Participate In One Week Programme at GFSU
Parth Shastri | TNN

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