Habitat fragmentation, loss of habitat and other anthropogenic activities have caused a population decline in many species, caused restriction in their distribution or even led to their local extinction. We attempted to understand the impact of such pressures on the newly identified and possibly the largest population of the endangered lion-tailed macaque, Macaca silenus in the Reserve Forests of Sirsi and Honnavara, Karnataka, using a temporal series of satellite images.


Karwar: Until now, endosulfan was the scourge of Dakshina Kannada. Now, even as a debate rages over a ban on this chemical pesticide, fresh cases are surfacing in Uttara Kannada district.

At least 10 cases have emerged in Bhatkal.

A smoke alarm in the Kaiga Nuclear Power Generating Station located in coastal district of Uttara Kannada in Karnataka has forced authorities to shut down the third unit of the plant. According to officials in the nuclear plant, after a smoke alarm in a pump house on Saturday evening made officials to shut of the unit as a precautionary measure.

After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance in the Parliament on the safety audit of all atomic plants in the country in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis, multilevel safety measures have been put in place at the Kaiga atomic power plant in Karnataka on the west coast near Karwar in Uttara Kannada district.

Mangalore: The tritium poisoning episode at Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), which exposed about 50 employees to increased levels of radiation 16 months ago, remains unsolved though police claim investigation is still on.

Uttara Kannada superintendent of police Raman Gupta told TOI:

Karnataka has banned cultivation of eucalyptus in malnad (hill area) and semi-malnad areas.

JAC warns protest on December 14 if govt fails to fulfil its demand

Sand Contractors, Sand Board Owner-Workers and Building Materials Transportors

This paper deals with the less known wild edible fruits and seeds of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Less known 12 wild fruit and seed bearing plants are documented.

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to grant stay on the Uttara Kannada district deputy commissioner

The Environment Ministry has rejected clearance given to a 450 MW power plant proposed in Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka for giving 'misleading information' about its distance from the Cotigao wildlife sanctuary.