Linear infrastructure development is an important driver of forest fragmentation leading to habitat and biodiversity loss as well as disruption of critical ecosystem processes. The tropical forests of India are increasingly impacted by infrastructure development. Little quantitative information is available on the extent of fragmentation due to linear infrastructure on these habitats.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/09/2019. This application seeks enforcement of order dated 24.08.2018 whereby the matter of notification of Eco-sensitive Zone in the Western Ghats was directed to to be finalised within six months. MoEF&CC has informed the Tribunal that except for the state of Gujarat, all other states have submitted their responses.

MoEF&CC given one month to hand over details

PANJIM: The Goa government has urged the Union Ministry for Environment and Forest (MoEF) requesting an almost 50 per cent reduction in the total area identified as Eco-Sensitive Areas (ESA) along

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India dated 07/05/2019 regarding finalization of the notification of eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghat. Inspite of the NGT order dated 24/08/2018 asking for the matter to be finalized within six months and the undertaking given by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) dated 08/09/2017 that final notification would be issued as expeditiously as possible and in any case within 12 months.

The mighty Sharavathi river basin in the Western Ghats is considered a significant refuge for the endangered Lion-Tailed Macaques (LTM) in the country.

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district is staring at a harsh summer and in the city, the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has started rationing water to ensure that the water needs are met in the nex

Centre presses states to trace Eco-Sensitive Areas in meeting

Environmentalist says plan to interlink rivers in india is quesionable