For over two months, the CBI had been on the trail of the poaching gang that the agency

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Mumbai: The Adani Mines Private Ltd will have to do the "impossible" if it has to go ahead with its proposed coal mining project at Lohara, on the outskirts of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), in Chandrapur district. It will have to "create a similar forest with identical biodiversity" to maintain continuity of the forest corridor stretching to South India.

MPs ask Manmohan Singh to prevent coal mining near tiger reserve politicians cutting across party lines have opposed coal mining near the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Till recently they were pushing for fast-tracking clearance to the mining project proposed by the Adani Enterprises. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, members of the Parliament (MPs) from

Farmers shifted from tiger reserve two years ago denied irrigation In 2007, 140 families were relocated from Botezari and Kolsa villages inside the Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve in Maharashtra. The families, mostly subsistence farmers, were given a new address 70 km away

MUMBAI: In a major setback to Adani Powers, the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) has rejected its proposal for operating a captive coal mine in the vicinity of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) for its 1000 MW power plant in Gondia, home town of civil aviation minister Praful Patel.

Mumbai: In a major boost to the efforts of conservationists opposing mining near Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur district, union minister of state for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has said mining will not be allowed near the reserve.

Mumbai: While the entire nation is worried about grave threat to wildlife, especially tigers, and adopting measures to protect the big cat, the state forest minister has virtually thrown open three tiger reserves in the state for poachers.

The recent transfers in forest department have once again highlighted the callous attitude of the government towards protecting the wildlife in the state.

Mumbai: Despite clear indications from the principal chief conservator of forests (WL) about the adverse effects of mining project in Lohara forest, the state forest minister seems to be determined to overlook the letter and continue with the mining proposal of Adani Power Limited. It is learnt that the efforts are on to get it approved by the state forest ministry within next ten days.

It was reported in November 2007, that the Ministry of Coal allotted M/s Adani Power Ltd. a block for open cast coal mining in Lohara, Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The block is six kilometres from Chandrapur city and measures 1,750 ha. This vast area is a combination of 1,598.71 ha of Reserve Forest, 86.66 ha of government owned land and 64.63 ha of private land.

Nagpur: Concerned over the deteriorating situation in the Chandrapur forests, where a number of tigers are reported to have disappeared, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has written to Mahararashtra Chief Secretary Johny Joseph citing a letter by B Majumdar, former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Wildlife seeking his intervention in the