six mine labourers died in a recent landslide in Tollem iron ore mine in Goa's Sanguem taluka. Only two bodies have been recovered; the rest remain buried under a heap of mining waste, estimated

mount Abu, in Sirohi district, Rajasthan was shut down from November 13 to 15. This was after the state's wildlife department issued a notification on October 4, 2006 declaring the area a wildlife

in march 2006, Himachal Pradesh gave the go-ahead to proposals denotifying four sanctuaries and redrawing boundaries of 15 areas, including protected areas. Not surprisingly, the areas are required

Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Assam has far more rhinos than it can sustain

A rare bird versus a canal

Wildlife needs conservationists from all walks of life, including those running eco tourism

This first of three Down To Earth analyses of tiger reserves finds Melghat in Maharashtra in a legal mess

Villages in the sanctuary

Senior official in the dock

The period between 1999 and 2003 has seen a sudden spurt in the diversion of forestland for non-forestry purposes. A recent collation of data of the Union ministry of environment and forests spotlights this retrogressive pattern. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee-

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