Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Sanctuaries, 28/03/2017. Details of Wildlife Sanctuaries in the country is given in the Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zone, 28/03/2017. The National Board for Wildlife in its meeting held on 17th March 2005 had taken the decision for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zone around National Parks and Sanctuaries. The State-wise details of proposals received during the last three years in this regard are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Villages in Forest Areas, 14/03/2017. As reported by States, in respect of tiger reserves, villages located in core/critical tiger habitat was 751. However, number of villages located in protected forest areas other than Tiger Reserves are not compiled in the Ministry. Details of villages relocated outside from Tiger Reserve/Wildlife sanctuaries are given in the Annexure.

Order of the Supreme Court of India dated 06/03/2017 in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others regarding repair work to secure the pipe bridge balancing reservoir and pipeline situated in Chambal river and part of which is going through the National Ghadiyal Sanctuary. Supreme Court directs the Applicant to make sure that no disturbance is caused to the wildlife and no building or construction material is left behind.

Declare entire Kodagu eco-sensitive: wildlife forum

This is a small group of forest elephants in Gabon's Minkébé National Park. Poaching for the illegal ivory trade has reduced their numbers by 80 percent, according to a new study.

BENGALURU: Karnataka government on Wednesday admitted that 765 hectares of the ecologically sensitive Kappatagudda forest were encroached upon by 639 individuals.

The Meinmahla Kyun wetland reserve in Ayeyarwady Region has been designated a Ramsar site, joining two other such sites in Myanmar.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2017 regarding eco-sensitive zones around the national park and wildlife sanctuaries of Goa. Supreme Court has noted in the Order that notifications on eco-sensitive zones of Goa have been issued on 23.01.2015, 25.01.2015, 17.02.2015, 23.02.2015, 24.02.2015 and 25.02.2015 and the aforesaid notifications have to be given effect to, and the same be implemented.

The tourism dept wants to attract tourists coming for pilgrimage to the Girnar mountain.The tourism dept wants to attract tourists coming for pilgrimage to the Girnar mountain.

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