DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand forest minister Harak Singh Rawat has directed the head of the Forest Force (HOFF) to initiate an inquiry into the tiger poaching case, asking it to give the report within one

The forest advisory committee (FAC), an expert body that advises the government on approval or rejection of major projects involving diversion of forest land has recently recommended the Ken-Betwa

Adivasis who seek their constitutional rights are being criminalised by the state, and the Forest Rights Act, 2006 is being rampantly violated, said several adivasi community groups that deposed before the Independent People’s Tribunal on the Status of Implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) in New Delhi on 15 December, 2016.

Nagpur: The Forest Advisory Committee (FCA), the topmost body under MoEFCC considering forest land diversion proposals, has recommended diversion of 141.99 hectares forest land near Nagzira for Ada

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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Population, 14/03/2017. The country level tiger estimation using the refined methodology is done once in four years. As per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined methodology, the tiger number has shown 30% increase countrywide with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I.

A fire that broke out a week ago in Bandipur destroyed hundreds of acres

The BBC film, Killing For Conservation, explores what it calls the “dark secrets” of Kaziranga and examines if its war on poaching has gone too far.

National Green Tribunal (NGT) slapped fines on Uttarakhand government and its departments for not filing their replies in the matter connected with restoration of fundamental rights and relocation

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Loss of tigers and cubs in the country, 06/02/2017. The details of tiger deaths including cubs in the country, State-wise and year-wise during the last three years are at Annexure-I. The Government of India through the National Tiger Conservation Authority has taken a number of milestone initiatives for conservation and protection of tiger and other wild animals, and the same are at Annexure-II.

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