KOLHAPUR: Nestled in the Western Ghats, Kolhapur boasts of rich flora and fauna in its national parks and reserve forest areas.

It's that time of the year when devotees make a beeline to Velliangiri Hills in the Boluvampatti forest range of Western Ghats for the darisanam of Lord Shiva.

Pune: The clock is ticking on finalising the details between the Centre and six states over the declaration of a large section of the Western Ghats into Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs).

With the breeding season of the Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) almost at an end this year, the need to preserve what’s left of its habitat in the Nilgiris has never been greater.

The government's recent rejection of the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats has evoked a mixed response — politicians from the region support the government's stand and environmentalists striden

India lost more than 57,000 sq km of jungles – an area larger than Himachal Pradesh - in forest fire in 2014, says India's first scientific estimation of forest fire losses.

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Wednesday rejected recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee on declaring the Western Ghats region an eco-sensitive zone.

While the eviction drive in Munnar has been in the spotlight for all the right reasons, the latest forest data shows that Palakkad has lost more forest land than in Munnar through encroachment.

The Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday decided to reject the recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats and convey the same to the Centre.

There was no fruitful outcome from the meeting of Kasturirangan committee report panel members comprising ministers and legislators from areas abutting Western Ghats, where the proposed eco-sensiti

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