The Central Empowered Committee (CEC), constituted by the Supreme Court has directed the Uttarakhand forest department to stop any construction work that is in violation of the Wildlife Protection

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued an interim stay on construction of a wall inside the Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand as it found that the concrete structure would obstruct the elep

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest & Env. (SAFE) Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 28/04/2014 regarding permission granted to construct a wall by the Conservator of Forest/Director, Rajaji National Park. The wall permitted to be constructed would prima facie obstruct the Elephant Corridor along the Song river.

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With new tigers, some of them man-eaters, being sighted everyday in west UP, the debate around tiger corridors has gained more immediacy than ever.

Victims of ill-conceived policies governing forest resources and environmental conservation, the Van Gujjars, a pastoral nomadic community residing in the Rajaji National Park, are struggling to get their forest rights and entitlements under the FRA Act, 2006.

Uttarakhand's famous Rajaji Park which recently got the status of a National Park is likely to become a tiger reserve in a month, a senior forest official said.

"With a long-pending notification giving it the status of a national park already issued, we are now focusing on getting the tiger reserve status for the park," Principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Savya Sachi Sharma said.

Decides to open regional office in Dehradun, which will serve until permanent steps are taken

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Wednesday decided to open a regional office in Dehradun, which will serve the State until permanent steps are taken.

A committee set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to probe the death of five elephants in Orissa's Ganjam district due to a speeding train has recommended that the Railways should restrict the speed of trains passing through identified vulnerable tracks in forests to a maximum 40 km per hour to prevent elephant deaths.

On the intervening night of December 29 and 30 last year, five elephants were mowed down by Coromondel Express, speeding at 110 km/hr near Subalaya in Ganjam district, when the herd was crossing the track. Incidentally, the accident occurred at the spot where the Railways had put up a warning signage of elephants crossing.

GUWAHATI: The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has completed 10 years of working in Assam.

Occupying only 7% of their historical range and confined to forested habitats interspersed in a matrix of human dominated landscapes, tigers (Panthera tigris) typify the problems faced by most large carnivores worldwide. With heads of governments of tiger range countries pledging to reverse the extinction process and setting a goal of doubling wild tiger numbers by 2022, achieving this target would require identifying existing breeding cores, potential breeding habitats and opportunities for dispersal.