Siliguri, Feb. 17: The forest department will for the first time conduct a bison census in Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary later this month.

Cooch Behar, Jan. 29: Jaldapara and Gorumara will no longer be the only habitat of rhinos in the state. The Indian one-horned rhino will now be found in Cooch Behar

Siliguri, Jan. 14: The small tea sector has grown steadily in north Bengal in a decade, producing 70 million kg of tea a year

The southern tip of India is in for a special treat, an annular solar eclipse, on the afternoon of January 15, 2010.

Three major reasons for elephant invasion in tea gardens of the Dooars have been identified and two committees have been formed to find solutions to the problem.

A meeting attended by forest officers and estate managers at Rajabhatkhawa on Saturday discussed the elephant menace and decided to form eco clubs in the gardens to create awareness on wildlife protection.

River breaches dyke, hundreds marooned

A woman carries drinking water through waist-deep floodwaters at Hospitalpara in Jalpaiguri on Thursday. Picture by Biplab Basak
A flooded Bhaktinagar police station in Siliguri on Thursday. (Kundan Yolmo)

Alipurduar, Sept. 21: An outbreak of the foot and mouth disease among cattle in the villages on the fringes of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary even after vaccination has left foresters worried about wild herbivores catching the infection.

Bullock carts in the neighbouring Bihar roll with timber collected and transported illegally from the forests of north Bengal, mostly in the Dooars.

The Baikunthapur forest division last week conducted a couple of raids in the areas near Siliguri and Odlabari in Jalpaiguri district and recovered teak and sal timber worth around Rs 10 lakh and arrested two persons.

- Siliguri organisers told to give undertakings, pandal scramble for Mamata & men

Noise-less festivity?

Nineteen Durga Puja organisers in Siliguri will have to give individual undertakings while taking permission to hold this year

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is gearing up for a possible anthrax attack as a rhino calf is suspected to have died of the disease yesterday.