Kolkata: West Bengal forest minister Ananta Ray has thrown every wildlife conservation rule out of the window. He feels Bengal has too many leopards, elephants and rhinos and they could be sold to private owners

BALASORE: The district has lately witnessed some frightening scenes with wild elephants from forests in the neighbouring states going on the rampage here.

There was a wide variability in the levels of awareness about eco-tourism among the tourists, the local villagers and the forest officials. Of the two components, viz. environmental and social welfare, the latter was not understood by many.

A blue-bull (neelgai) was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle in Sariska Tiger Reserve on Sunday.

Tarsh Thekaekara's response (4 September 2010) to our article "Can a Tiger Change its Stripes? The Politics of Conservation as Translated in Mudumalai" is welcomed for opening up in public a debate on tiger reserves that has remained regrettably confined to the corridors of power.

Something seems to be seriously wrong with the forests around Punjab, located along the Shivalik Hills.

Yagnesh Mehta | TNN

Surat: With the killing of the leopard landing into controversy, forest department officials are in a spot over declaring the animal a man-eater.

The death of a tiger last month, two and a half years after it was brought to Sariska, proves the National Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is not safe for the big cat. The death also brought to light little action has been taken on the recommendations of the Tiger Task Force, set up in 2005 to look at tiger conservation in the country.

Recent research on leopard behaviour shows capturing the problem animals and releasing them elsewhere only shifts the locale of the people-animal conflict. At first glance Akole taluka in Ahmednagar district seems like any other taluka in western Maharashtra’s sugarcane belt.

The removal of lantana on the safari route inside the Bandipur National Park in Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar district, is helping visitors in seeing the wild animals from a close angle.

There were complaints from tourists regarding poor visibility of the animals due to growth of the lantana on the safari route.

Following complaints, the Deputy Conservator of Forests Hanumanthappa took s