The Naxalites are expanding their tentacles into the tiger territory. Thirty per cent of India’s tiger reserves are already under their control.

Indian forest officials, from the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, present at the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP), complained of increasing Naxal infiltration in India’s heartland. The tiger reserves comprising Valmiki in Bihar, Palamau in Jharkhand, Indravati in Chhattisgarh, Buxa in West Bengal and Simplipal in Orissa are some of the reserves bearing the brunt of the Naxal menace.

A pair of elephant tusks, weighing approximately 32kg, were recovered late last night from Dalma sanctuary with the help of a sniffer dog and forest officials believe they have scuttled an attempt

Animals fall prey to speeding trains, blame game on

Trains are meant to observe speed restrictions between Hehegara and Chipadohor in Betla within Palamau Tiger Reserve. File picture

Ranchi, May 6: Jharkhand High Court today directed the water resource department secretaries of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand to hold a meeting on Kanhar dam project in Garhwa, a project that has been hanging in balance since almost 40 years.

The division bench of Justices Prakash Tatia and Ramesh Kumar Merathia was hearing a PIL filed by former minister Hemendra Pratap Dehati who said that constr

A report prepared by the Hyderabad Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has ascertained the exact number of tigers in the Palamau Tiger Reserve, Jharkhand, to be six.

The report was based on DNA analysis of scat samples collected from inside the reserve area of 1026 sq km, between June 2008 and July 2009.

Ranchi, April 25: The state forest department

Jamshedpur: As many as 150 forest officials, including guards, rangers and assistant conservators, today participated in a training programme to prepare them for the forthcoming wildlife census in the state.

Ranchi: The forests of Jharkhand are on fire.

Abetted by the relentless summer heat, more than 800 hectares of forest has been reduced to ashes since March in the state where the total forest cover at present stands at 23,605sq km.

Some of the most inaccessible and extremism-affected tiger reserves in India are set to get a booster shot: all the way from Scotland.

- 45 scat samples sent to Hyderabad to freeze on number of big cats in Palamau

The state forest department has finally adopted a foolproof method to count the number of tigers in Jharkhand.

It has collected 45 samples of droppings and sent it over to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, for tests.