The Wildlife Conservation Department says that the elephant which received gunshot injuries when illicit timber fellers shot at the animal which was trying to obstruct the miscreants in a very strange manner had died.

When certain parts of the State are reeling under floods, some other areas are cashing in on the rising waters by conducting guided tours for local tourists as well as for backpackers from outside the State.

Taking the matter of growing pressure on forest resource seriously priority on scientific management in letter and spirit should be given and sustainable use of forest products without affecting forest health is the need of the hour.

The Forest Act 1927 is being revised because of the realisation that it has become redundant, and is actually helpful in timber theft and deforestation.

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore, DH News Service:

The State government

KOKRAJHAR, June 21: The Department of Forest on Saturday morning seized a good quantity of smuggled valuable timbers from the house of one Sahidul Hoque, at Hasraobari under Dhaligaon PS in Chirang district.

Three problems have made the world's largest mangrove forest the Sundrbans have become unprotected.

The problems are necessary manpower to guard the home of world famous Royal Bengal tiger, maximum number of water vessels of the forest are not in shape and dearth of fuel has put the officers and employees into trouble.

BAIHATA CHARIALI, June 18: The Forest Department seized a huge amount of timer yesterday morning at 3 am at Baihata Chariali which was illegally transported in a truck.

Citing the revenue loss following the 1996 ban on timber-felling, Arunachal Pradesh has renewed its demand for a

Truck used to smuggle deodar; policemen acquitted on april 22, the conservator of forests, Mandi district, ordered the confiscation of a police vehicle used to smuggle deodar wood seven years ago. The police truck registered in the name of Mandi