The provision of declaring Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS) in the National Biodiversity Act 2002 provides an opportunity to give recognition to the community initiatives vis-a-vis the institution of the sacred natural sites (SNS). In brief, the salient feature of the Biodiversity Act 2002, as relates to the BHS, is that the state government in consultation with the local bodies may notify in official gazette, biodiversity rich areas, including the SNS as BHS.

Sixty species of bird and 70 species of butterfly were recorded in the Devalsari nature and bird training course held in Tehri district recently.

Situation continues to remain tense in Maletha village where residents have been protesting against the functioning of stone crushers since August 2014.

Considering the scope for fruit cultivation on step farms, apple growing was encouraged in the Chamba-Mussoorie fruit belt. But, of late, global warming has reduced the sweetness of apples.

The Tehri dam oustees have demanded from the state government to take effective and timely steps to address their grievances.

The human-leopard conflict in Uttarakhand continues unabated especially in the mountainous regions of the State with an old man being killed in his courtyard following a leopard attack past Tuesday

Five persons were killed in landslide following a cloudburst at Jakhnyali village in Tehri district of Uttarakhand early on Thursday.

Waste generated in construction activities and debris from Chamba town are being dumped into the Henwal river.

Government today said it is reviewing some of the hydro power projects in the country to ensure that the country gets enough clean energy without hurting the ecology.

The mega tourism development plan for Tehri Lake has been suspended for the past one year. The centre, however, has already sanctioned Rs 150 crore for the project.