RANCHI: Poor biological management in Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR) has led to a drastic fall in the number of tigers over the past 10 years.

Environment ministry clears projects, even those rejected earlier, at an unprecedented rate and as per this analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the rate of granting clearances has increased by 42 per cent compared to last year.

This is like opening a ‘coalgate’ of another kind.

Ahmedabad: The average age of guards in Palamau Tiger sanctuary is 53 and at Simlipal Tiger Sanctuary it is 49 years, but for guards in Gujarat it is 39 years.

Officials said that of 388 staffers, 149 are 20 to 30 years old. The study carried out by deputy conservator of forests Sandeep Kumar revealed that the average age of guards is 39 years, while that of foresters is 42.5 years. The guards and foresters are those actually in the field, responsible for conservation.

Around 200 high-sensitive cameras will join the search for the hitherto “missing” big cats at the 1,129.93sqkm Palamau Tiger Reserve.

The State animal of Jharkhand, the elephant, has become a displaced creature in its own home, courtesy vanishing corridors, growing urbanisation and illegal mining.

A new Greenpeace India campaign is gearing up to take on the Indian coal industry, coal ministry and even the Prime Minister. The environmental action group is determined to create awareness about how coal mining in Central India destroys forests, forest dependent communities, endangered tigers and other wildlife.

Ranchi, Aug.

The widening of NH-6 is slicing apart the central Indian forest landscape.

And it’s time to take on an elephantine challenge.