KOCHI: A rich tiger population and proximity to other national wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai are proving to be highly advantageous for Wayanad in its race for a tiger reserve.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has expressed its willingness to consider a tiger reserve in Wayanad, provided a proposal comes from the Kerala government. However, the state government is yet to take a final decision.

A team of scientists from the University of Kerala; Central University, Kasaragod; and Natural History Museum, London, have reported the discovery of a new species of caecilian (limbless) amphibian from the southern region of the Western Ghats in Kerala.

Gegeneophis primus belongs to the Indotyphlidae family comprising African, Seychellean and Indian varieties. It is the first new species of Gegeneophis reported from Kerala since1964.

Studies carried out by a team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) have revealed high levels of phosphorus in the soil samples from Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

As many as 67 families are preparing to leave their settlements in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWLS) under a voluntary relocation project of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the project at a function at Naikkatty, near Sulthan Bathery, at 1 p.m. on Monday.

It is one of the major voluntary relocation projects outside the tiger reserves in South India. Forty-nine eligible families, including 24 tribal families in the Golur and Ammavayal settlements (two settlements inside the core area of the sanctuary)

Even as Tamil Nadu is opposed to the idea of a new dam instead of the present one at Mullaperiyar, the Kerala Budget for 2012-13 has set aside Rs 50 crore for preliminary work on a new dam.

The Union Government today informed the Kerala High Court that no farmers suicides were reported from Kerala during 2009-11.

Depletion of bamboo clusters in Kerala’s Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is threatening to make the coming summer hard for several species of wildlife there and in the adjoining forests that constitute

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for reports, within six weeks, from the Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala on reports that a fresh wave of suicide by

The dried bamboo groves inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjacent sanctuaries such as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole, and the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka are posing

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