The state is mulling to declare ESZs in all the buffer areas of the remaining national parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Govt to rope in Wildlife Institute of India to get the coveted status

The government will approach the Wildlife Institute of India to help identify the outstanding universal value of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu to pave the way for the bestowing of the world heritage status on it.

Environment ministry has given the green signal to a dam in Uttarakhand, throwing all caution to the wind. It will damage the ecosystem, force people to migrate and obstruct the movement of the snow leopard.

India to seek inclusion of 39 sites of the Ghats in Unesco World Heritage List

IUCN team inspected the sites as part of evaluation process

KOCHI: The World Heritage List tag will not affect the flow of life in the Western Ghats, say experts.

As the country is all set to vie for the prestigious nomination of the Unesco, apprehensions were raised that the status would affect the life of peo

The beautiful Valley of Flowers, known for its flower diversity and fecundity, is caught in a strange controversy over ban on grazing

Knowledge without power, and power bereft of knowledge. This, in sum, is the story of mismanagement of wildlife and protected forests in India. Wildlife researchers say the forest bureaucracy is untouched by scientific understanding. Wildlife officials ar

Misguided conservation efforts are leading to depletion of biodiversity and exploitation of poor people

After the ban on grazing, the Valley of Flowers has turned into a jungle of weeds

A mutual lack of trust and understanding between forest officials and wildlife scientists may be responsible for the mismanagement of India s protected areas

M K Ranjitsinh , former director of the Tiger Conservation Programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature India , was an important player in the formulation of the Wildlife Protection Act. He spoke to Down