ON SEPTEMBER 9, the Supreme Court ordered detergent company Nirma to file its reply to the show cause notice issued by the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) within three months.

The government will address the housing problems of those living in underserved settlements in Colombo with a project where 30,000 housing units will be constructed.

Among the wild cats, cheetah is unique and is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx notable with its non-retractable claws and pads. The cheetah made headlines last year when the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), New Delhi, announced setting aside three grassland sanctuaries to bring the extinct cat back to India. (Correspondence)

Wildlife Conservation Department Director General Dr Chandrawansa Pathiraja stressed that no elephants in the South will be relocated either for the construction of the Mattala airport or for the proposed Games City in Hambantota hosting Commonwealth Games in 2018.

He said that the media reports that the Government was planning to relocate 200 elephants were baseless and not true.

Sri Lankan authorities plan to relocate 200 wild elephants from their habitat in Hambanthota to build an international airport and a game city in anticipation of a successful bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Quoting a government minister, Xinhua news agency reported that if selected to host the games in Hambanthota a massive games city will be constructed at the selected location which

Section 38V of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 provides that Tiger Reserve should be inviolate. 643 sq km area of Nagarhole National Park is declared as core critical tiger habitat, prior to the promulgation of the "The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006". Though the relocation of people from inside Nagarhole National Park is in progress since 1998-99, yet nearly 1700 families still resided in the park at the time of recognition of rights under the said Act.

These guidelines released by MoEF for voluntary village relocation in notified core critical tiger habitats of tiger reserves aim to ensure that in the process of conservation and protection of tigers, the rights of forest dwellers are respected.

Wild tigers are at a tipping point and action, or inaction, in the coming decade will decide their fate. Action will lead to the tiger’s recovery; inaction
or mere maintenance of the status quo will lead to its extinction. The GTRP represents the last best hope for the survival of the world’s most

Ahmedabad: The union minister for forest and environment Jairam Ramesh added a fresh chapter to the Asiatic lion controversy by first suggesting that as per experts

Thirty-seven years since the Project Tiger, the decline in numbers is shocking

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