KOLLAM: The identification process of critical wildlife habitats (CWH) in the State will be finalised after examining the revised guidelines notified by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

KALPETTA: An instance of wildfire that destroyed more than 100 hectares of grass land on the Chembra peak, home to unique flora and fauna, in the Kottappadi section of the Meppadi range of forests under the South Wayanad Forest Division, was brought under control in the early hours of Tuesday.

KALPETTA: The Malabar Ornithological Survey 2010-11, the first ever comprehensive study on avifauna in north Kerala, has proved that the Wayanad part of the Western Ghats is a critical habitat for endemic as well as endangered birds.

White-bellied Blue Flycatcher (female)

The team sighted 200 species, including 14 of the 16 endemic species and two critically endangered species, during the tw

More settlers are leaving the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, as animal incursions are increasing and a voluntary resettlement project of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has been allegedly delayed.

Seven of the nine families at Narimanthikkolly and two of the three at Eswarankolly in Thirunelly panchayat; three of the four at Ponkuzhy; and six of the 32 at Kottamkara have left.

KALPETTA: The Mananthavadi Tribal Plantation Co-operative (MTPC) Limited, launched to rehabilitate bonded tribesmen three decades ago, is expanding its domain by creating job opportunities for tribespeople through a hospitality venture under the brand name En Uru.

The project envisages setting up of a tribal haat, a combination of food plaza and crafts bazaar modelled on the Dilli Haat in New D

It will cover 18,000 households in Wayanad
Detailed report to be submitted on Monday
KALPETTA: A team of Health officials headed by Neetha Vijayan, District Medical Officer, began a survey to assess the impact of extensive pesticide application in the district on Friday.

The survey was being organised as per the direction of the State Health Directorate following recent reports on the widespr

KALPETTA: The leaders of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Farmers' Welfare Committee (WWLSFWC) and Wayanad Prakruthi Samrakshana Samithi, an environmental organisation in the district, have welcomed the decision of the empowerment committee of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for implementing the rehabilitation of the trapped farming communities inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

KALPETTA: After a three-decade long battle, the farming communities living inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is getting freedom from the man-animal conflict.

The empowerment committee of the Central Ministry of Environment and Minister of Forests has given a green signal for the rehabilitation of the trapped farming communities, including tribes men.

The Centre informed the State Forest

A state government-run tea estate in Wayanad has registered record production by introducing free noon meal for its workers. The Priyadarsini Tea Estate has incorporated a tourism component to find resources to feed its 316 tribal workers, majority of them women.

The tea estate, spread over 955 acres, was conceived as a rehabilitation project for the tribals freed from bonded labour in 1984.

E.M. Manoj

30-year low in procurement in Wayanad

Hit hard:A tree where bees make hives regularly in the Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary.