The present study was carried out to assess floristic diversity, community composition and regeneration status of different forests in Nanda Devi National Park after prohibition of human activities in 1983 with a view to understand the impact of ban, and provide a basis for assessing subsequent changes on plant diversity and composition.

Around 7 to 8 hectares of forests have been lost in the Nanda Devi National Park in the last one decade either due to climate change or the Kedarnath flash floods of 2013.

DEHRADUN: Thanks to camera trap imagery, Uttarakhand has been able to capture images of snow leopards in the higher reaches of Nanda Devi Biosphere, Gangotri National Park and, recently, in Baghesh

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to stress on the need for achieving a balance between development and environmental conservation, companies involved in construction of hydro electricit

Report favours hydro projects but fails to give blueprint for balanced environmental needs and viability of Ganga as a water system

The recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on hydropower projects set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Himalayan headwaters of the Ganga seemed to have failed to address the concerns of environmentalists.

Today is World Heritage Day and this is the apt occasion to deliberate upon the need for making India’s holy river, Ganga, a UNESCO world heritage site.

A study was conducted to estimate soil organic pool (SOC) in three land uses viz. forests, horticulture and grasslands in Chamoli district.

Environment ministry has given the green signal to a dam in Uttarakhand, throwing all caution to the wind. It will damage the ecosystem, force people to migrate and obstruct the movement of the snow leopard.

Environment ministry clears hydro project rejected twice by its advisory committee. The union environment ministry has given in-principle clearance to a proposed hydro-project on the Alaknanda river, a tributary of the Ganga, in Uttarakhand. The 300 MW project had been rejected twice by the statutory body which recommends forest clearances, the forest advisory committee (FAC). FAC says the project lies in the buffer zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (NDBR), a home to many endangered species.

During preliminary investigation of spiders in Milam Valley, Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, the authors documented a total of 86 species/morphospecies under 39 genus and 16 families. Spider fauna in the valley was rich and diverse.