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Kozhikode: Conservation of critically-endangered vultures has received a fillip with forest officials and experts from three south Indian states deciding to make coordinated efforts to create a vul

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/02/2019 regarding unauthorized construction in the forest area at Haridwar. According to the applicant, such constructions adversely affect the environment adjoining Rajaji National Park, Shivalik Elephant Reserve, Tiger Reserve and wildlife habitats within the 100 meters of river Ganga.

Only 5 of 687 proposals rejected since August 2014

JAIPUR: Forest staff at the Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) is witnessing a new thrill of tracking a tiger on foot in Darah range.

AHMEDABAD: It's officially confirmed now. A tiger has indeed entered the lions' den in Gujarat - which is home to the Asiatic lion's last abode.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Monday called upon all nations to collaborate and cooperate in an unparalleled manner to ensure sustainable development even as he expressed concern over the impact

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Project Elephant, 11/02/2019. The State wise details of funds allocated, released and utilized under the scheme Project Elephant during last three years is given in Annexure I. The death of elephant due to various reasons like train accident, electrocution, poaching and poisoning during the last three years, State-wise, is given in Annexure II, III, IV and V respectively. The detail of human deaths due to human-elephant conflict during the last three years, State-wise, is given in Annexure VI.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Human animal conflict, 11/02/2019. The Animal Welfare Division of this Ministry does not maintain details regarding rate of decrease in the population of animals and increasing rate of human-animal clash, especially attacks on human beings by elephants, stray dogs and monkeys, etc. Management of wildlife (Elephant, Monkeys) is the responsibility of the concerned State/UT Governments. However, Project Elephant Division, MoEF&CC has compiled the details regarding the deaths of human beings by elephant attack are given in Annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Death of tigers, 11/02/2019. There were fewer tiger deaths in 2018 as compared to 2017. The State-wise details of tiger deaths during the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, as reported by States, are at Annexure-I.

With caviar trafficking driving endangered sturgeon and paddlefish species towards extinction, a collaborative study highlights the role of corruption in facilitating the illegal trade and recommends how corruption at the heart of wildlife crime across the globe can be addressed.

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