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FOREST RIGHTS BEING GRANTED FOR TRIBAL PEOPLE TO LIVE IN CORE AREAS OF MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE - 1st September 2016

Vijay Pinjarkar| Sep 1, 2016 Nagpur: At a time when crores of rupees are being spent to create inviolate spaces for tigers by relocating villages ...

AN END TO TIGER FARMING AND TRADE DEMANDED BY NGOs - 12th April 2016

Vijay Pinjarkar Nagpur: As delegates prepare for the 3rd Asia ministerial conference on tiger conservation in Delhi, over 23 NGOs and bodies in ...

ANOTHER TIGER FROM MP PENCH POACHED - 5th April 2016

TNN   Nagpur: Seven days after a tigress and her two cubs died from poisoning inside Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, the poaching of anothe...

KANHA-PENCH TIGER 'CORRIDOR': 29 WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONISTS & SCIENTISTS TRY TO SAVE WILDLIFE CORRIDOR - 30th March 2016

As many as 29 leading conservationists and wildlife scientists have come together to appeal to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wi...

A ‪TIGRESS AND TWO CUBS FOUND DEAD IN PENCH TIGER RESERVE - 29th March 2016

‪The New Indian Express by PTI 29 march 2016‬ ‪ ‬ ‪SEONI: A tigress and her two cubs were found dead in the core area of Pench Tiger Rese...

TIGER SIGHTED IN YAWAL SANCTUARY AFTER 15 YEARS - 9th January 2016

TNN According to official records, it was in 2002 that tiger was last sighted in Yawal. Absence of protection and rampant encroachments had resulted ...

BID TO RESTORE BLACKBUCK SANCTUARY – 9th January 2016

TNN In a bid to restore the lost glory of the blackbuck sanctuary at Karanja-Sohol in Washim district, principal chief conservator of forests (wildl...

FINANCING FOREST AND LANDSCAPE RESTORATION - 5th December 2015

More than USD 300 billion are needed per year to restore the world’s degraded land in order to achieve a new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targ...

MADRAS HIGH COURT STAYS GOVERMENT ORDER CANCELLING GREENPEACE INDIA'S REGISTRATION – 20th November 2015

The court's decision observed that the Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies had not followed principles of natural justice. The court also questioned t...

INDIAN GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO TERMINATE GREENPEACE INDIA - 6th November 2015

Earlier this year the Indian government 'froze' Greenpeace bank accounts and accused them of failure to keep proper administration records and of frau...

IN A FIRST, PENCH TIGER RESERVE (Madhya Pradesh side) APPOINTS NINE WOMEN AS SAFARI GUIDES - 20th October 2015

Manka Behl Nagpur: Sandhya Daharwal, a resident of Turia village, used to work as a daily-wage labourer on agricultural fields or construction site...

TIGER CONSERVATION MIGHT BE BOOSTED BY 'BIG B' - 12th August 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar    Nagpur: Conservationists, tourists and other stakeholders are upbeat and have high hopes from megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who h...

NATIONALGREEN TRIBUNAL STAYS TREE FELLING ON NH7 - 28th July 2015

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has extended the stay of tree-felling along the NH7 (National Highway 7), providing tempor...

IS THE N.H.A.I. MORE POWERFUL THAN THE WILDLIFE BOARD HEADED BY THE PM? - 2nd July 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar    Nagpur: It seems the National Highways Authority India (NHAI) under Nitin Gadkari holds sway over decisions taken by the Natio...

WILL THE BJP-SENA GOVT. ACT AGAINST ENCROACHERS UNDER FRA? - 5th June 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: At a time when the Forest Department is under pressure to divert forested land for development projects despite the F...

PENCH VILLAGERS BUILD WATERHOLE FOR WILDLIFE - 25th May 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: In a unique gesture to celebrate International Biodiversity Day (May 22), nine villagers from Turia, adjoining Pench ...

BLUEBULL KILLED BY VEHICLE NEAR KONDHALI ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY 6 - 24th May 2015

TNN Nagpur: At a time when wildlife mitigation measures are being debated for the road widening of NH7 between Mansar and Khawasa, a full-grown blue...

NEW TIGER RESERVE PROPOSED - 24th May 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN    NAGPUR: The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a five-member committee to examine...

PENCH TIGER RESERVE GETS CONTROL OVER ITS BUFFER AREA - 19th May 2015

TNN NAGPUR: Finally, after five years, the unified control of 666.54 sq.km. buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve has been brought under the control of ...

NGO DEMONSTRATES SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING TO PREVENT POSIONING OF WATER BODIES – 18th May 2015

Tribal fishermen have been known to poison water bodies to kill and catch small fish. This practice is, of course, harmful to the aquatic ecosystem an...

MELGHAT TRIBALS SAY YES TO SOLAR IRRIGATION PUMP - 12th May 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: The Nature Conservation Society, Amravati (NCSA) has installed a solar-powered irrigation pump at its Muthawa communi...

AS TADOBA TIGERS BRING MONEY, MORE VILLAGES WANT TO JOIN THE BUFFER ZONE - 29th March 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN    NAGPUR: Three years ago when the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) was being declared, there was a big hu...

MoEFCC BY-PASSED SEVERAL LAWS FOR NH-7 WIDENING – 25th March 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar | Mar 25, 2015, 03.07 AM IST   NAGPUR: Even as tree felling between Mansar and Khawasa on NH-7 commenced, debate over four-laning...

DID JAVADEKAR BUCKLE UNDER GADKARI PRESSURE ON NH7? - 23rd March 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Prakash Javadekar, who should be protecting th...

IS NH-7 TREE FELLING CONTEMPT OF NGT ORDER? - 20th March 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar    Nagpur: With the recent ruling by the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) - that Stage I clearance for linear...

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA BEGINS TREE FELLING ON NH-7 - 19th March 2015

TNN    Nagpur: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started felling trees for road widening in the 10-km patch between Mansar and C...

NOTORIOUS POACHER KUTTU CAUGHT, TWO OTHERS ESCAPE - 4th March 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: On World Wildlife Day, Kuttu Chhiyalal Rajgond (35), a notorious poacher involved in the killing of two tigers in Kh...

BROADEN VISION, NOT JUST HIGHWAY - 4th March 2015

TNN    NAGPUR: Was a loophole exploited to give environmental concerns a go-by in the case of NH-7? Vice-president of BJP's national legal cell an...

NH-7 EXPANSION: 2576 TREES NEED TO BE FELLED - 1st March 2015

Vijay Pinjarkar    Nagpur: The official number of trees to be felled for a 10km stretch of National Highway 7 widening has touched 2,576. On Satu...

STUDENTS FROM PENCH TIGER RESERVE BUFFER ZONE GET CLOSER TO NATURE - 28th February 2015

Vijay Pinarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: About 26 students from six fringe villages near Pench tiger reserve got an opportunity to be part of a two-day residen...

NGO INTRODUCES NEW FISHING FARMING TECHNIQUES TO PROTECT ECOSYSTEM - 9th February 2015

Manka Behl,TNN NAGPUR: The tribals staying in core or buffer areas of reserves are dependent on the forests for their survival and this can hugely ...

CHINA FULLY BANS POACHING, TRADING OF TIGER BONES - 6th February 2015

The Chinese government attaches great importance to protecting wild tigers and keeps improving laws and regulations protecting wild tigers, China’s ...

HABITAT RETURNED TO TIGERS IN PENCH AFTER TWELVE YEARS - 9th December 2014

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: The tigers in Pench have finally got back their space, thanks to the judiciary. The irrigation colony land with sixty...

FIVE ARRESTED WITH TIGER AND LEOPARD SKINS - 1st December 2014

PTI RAIPUR: Five persons were arrested and two tiger skins and two leopard skins worth lakhs of rupees seized from them in Chhattisgarh's Kanker dist...

NEW GOVERNMENT RETARDS CONSERVATION POLICIES - 6th November 2014

Vijay Pinjarkar NAGPUR: The new BJP government, headed by Devendra Fadnavis, has been urged to reverse the previous decision of the Democratic Fron...

SUPREME COURT PUTS WILDLIFE BOARD DECISIONS ON HOLD - 25th August 2014

All India | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | New Delhi: A Supreme Court order today, virtually putting on hold the decision...

RELEASED ON BAIL, TIGER POACHERS NEVER APPEAR BEFORE COURTS AGAIN - 5th August 2014

Times of India NAGPUR: Even as endangered species like tigers are bring poached to extinction, those involved are being freed one by one on bail, onl...

TREE FELLING PERMISSION GIVEN IN TIGER CORRIDOR - 12th July 2014

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN  NAGPUR: Going against its own stand of notifying more and more protected areas (PAs) for wildlife crying out for space, the st...

SIX DELHI NGOS IN INTELLIGENCE BUREAU WATCHLIST SAY THANK YOU FOR NOTICING US - 13th June 2014

Written by Amitav Ranjan , Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | June 13   Six non-governmental organisations, which figure in an Intelligence Bureau...

WILDLIFE NOW PROVIDING FOR HUMAN LIVELIHOOD - 5th June 2014

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN NAGPUR: As the World Environment Day is celebrated across the globe, most think of nothing more than planting trees on this day. ...

TIGER AUGURS EMPLOYMENT FOR YOUTHS NEAR TADOBA-ANDHARI TIGER RESERVE - 8th May 2014

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN NAGPUR: The tiger helps the forest regenerate and tiger forests help with water conservation. That is how the tiger helps human...

OFFICIALS KEEP WATCH AS PANNA TIGER TAKES LOST ROUTE
- 10th March 2014

Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | 
Indian Express, March 10, 2014 For nearly a fortnight, Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) authorities have been closely monitor...

TIGERS BRING MONEY TO TADOBA BUFFER VILLAGES - 6th February 2014

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: Four years ago when the buffer zone for Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) was notified, political activists raise...

GERMANY SANCTIONS 20 MILLION EUROS TO INDIA AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES FOR TIGER CONSERVATION - 16th January 2014

B. Sivakumar TNN TOI CHENNAI: The German government has sanctioned 20 million euros (Rs 166.94 crore) to the International Union of Nature Conservat...

FOREST DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CURB MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT IN YAVATMAL - 17th December 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN   NAGPUR: Yavatmal, Aurangabad and Kolhapur territorial circles have reported huge economic losses due to man-wildlife conflict...

GOVT. ISSUES NOTIFICATION FOR NEW TIGER RESERVE - 14th December 2013

ST correspondent Mumbai: In what comes as a major boost to the wildlife conservation programme, the Maharashtra Government has issued a notificatio...

MAHARASHTRA GETS ITS FIRST TIGER CROSSING OVER THE CANAL AT BOR - 6th December 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar,TNN NAGPUR: In a pioneer initiative in Maharashtra state, the irrigation department has constructed a tiger crossing on the main ca...

WILDLIFE SHOULD GET DUE ATTENTION IN MEDIA – 21st November 2013

By Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN AMRAVATI: If wildlife is being dislodged from forests, it is also struggling to find space in media. Wildlife deserves due...

CYBER POACHERS HACK DATABASE TO FIND LOCATION OF RADIO-COLLARED TIGER - 21st September 2013

P Naveen, TNN BHOPAL: Cyber poachers are on the prowl in tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh, hacking into the satellite collars from faraway Pune. ...

MORE THAN 20 TIGERS POACHED, SAYS ARRESTED TRADER SARJU - 13th September 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: In a stunning revelation, tiger skin trader Sarju Bagdi alias Suraj Bhan told TOI on Thursday that four gangs of poach...

BIODIVERSITY BOARD'S FIRST APPROVAL IS FOR ITS OWN CHAIRMAN'S PROJECT – 12th September 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: For whom is the Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board (MSBB) working? While the board sanctioned its first project for ...

MAHARASHTRA HIGH-POWER PANEL TO ASSESS CROP DAMAGE BY WILDLIFE - 11th September 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Taking a serious view of crop damage by wild animals in Maharashtra, the state government has constituted a high-power...

WOMAN POACHER TRAVELLED 300km WITH TIGER SKIN AND BONES - 19th August 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: The interrogation of nine poachers arrested in Pune for killing a tiger in Melghat has revealed that a woman member of...

WIND-SOLAR ENERGY PROJECTS BEST FOR MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE - 19th August 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN   NAGPUR: Even if hilly Melghat has good potential for solar energy, heavy rain during the monsoon reduces the effectiveness...

INDIA LOSES 50 TIGERS IN SIX MONTHS - 6th August 2013

Bagish K Jha, TNN INDORE: Even as India is striving hard to save the big cats, the country has lost fifty tigers so far this year against 72 tiger de...

CBI IN TIGER POACHING CASE - 31st July 2013

Sanjeev Shivadekar, TNN   MUMBAI: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into cases ...

WILDLIFE EXPERTS FEAR SPURT IN POACHING CRIMES - 31st July 2013

Chinmayi Shalya, TNN Jul 31, 2013, 07.08PM IST MUMBAI: The poaching of tigers and leopards in India seems to be growing by the year... There is a st...

MAHARASHTRA GOVT. NEEDS TO DO MORE TO CURB POACHING - 30th July 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN | Jul 30, 2013, 07.06 AM IST NAGPUR: Although Maharashtra has become the only state in India which has done something substant...

MAHARASHTRA TO BURN WILDLIFE CONTRABAND - 29th July 2013

Pamela Raghunath, Correspondent Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will take a no-nonsense approach to saving the tiger, India’s national animal, b...

MAHARASHTRA LOSES MUCH OF ITS FOREST COVER TO ENCROACHMENTS - 17th June 2013'

'Neha Madaan, TNN PUNE: Around 72,463 hectares of forest land in the state has been encroached upon, that has led to several man-animal conflicts o...

POACHERS KILL NOT 5 BUT 9 TIGERS IN 2 MONTHS - 13th June 2013

NAGPUR: A day after TOI reported that five tigers were killed by organized gangs of tiger poachers belonging to the notorious Baheliya community from ...

ASIAN TIGERS AT RISK FROM DOMESTIC DOG DISTEMPER VIRUS - 11th June 2013

Mark Kinver BBC Environment reporter Some of the world's rarest big cat species are facing a potentially deadly threat from a virus carried by dome...

TWO TIGER POACHERS ARRESTED AND CONFESS TO KILLING FIVE TIGERS IN MELGHAT - 10th June 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: The local crime branch (LCB) has arrested two tiger poachers belonging to the notorious Baheliya community. The two, who...

PARK VIOLATIONS AND BAD GOVERNANCE 
CAUSE HUMAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT IN BOMBAY/MUMBAI - 7th June 2013

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the largest national parks, within city limits, in the world. Notified in 1974, this 103.sq km park is home ...

MOST FOREST LAND IN MAHARASHTRA LOST TO AGRICULTURE - 5th June 2013

By Pamela Raghunath, Correspondent Mumbai: On World Environment Day on June 5, a conservationist has warned the Maharashtra government that the state...

TIGER RESERVE BUFFERS ARE NO OBSTACLE TO DEVELOPMENT - 31st May 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN | May 31, 2013, 12.34 NAGPUR: Many politicians and project proponents see buffer zones around tiger reserves as an obstacle t...

PANEL PROMOTES TIGER AND ELEPHANT CORRIDORS IN ITS AMBIT - 26th May 2013

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times. India's elephant and tiger corridors are under stress as the government is allowing mining activity there, forcing...

HELP TO CURB MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICTS - 24th May 2013

Moushumi Basu | New Delhi The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), funding various infrastructure projects as flyovers, irrigation and ot...

FRESH TIGER BONES SEIZED IN MP, SIX HELD - 11th May 2013

P Naveen, TNN BHOPAL: At a time when Gujarat is at loggerheads with Madhya Pradesh (MP) over translocation of some of Gujarat's lions and worries abo...

TOURISM TO BENEFIT LOCALS IN MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE - 9th May 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Shahanoor, a tiny village on the foothills of Narnala fort and wildlife sanctuary in Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), is an ...

MoEF ALLOWS COAL MINING IN TIGER CORRIDORS - 2nd May 2013

Shishir Arya, TNN NAGPUR: With debate about whether to allow mining in ecologically sensitive areas like tiger habitats still raging, ministry of envi...

INDIAN ZOO SHUT AFTER WILD TIGER INTRUSION - 1st May 2013

By Sanjaya Jena Bhubaneshwar Authorities in India have closed a zoo to visitors after a male tiger from the wild entered the park. Officials say t...

WINDS OF CHANGE: MELGHAT CENTRE OPTS FOR GREEN ENERGY - 30th April 2013

Aparna Nair, TNN MUTHAWA: Winds of change are blowing at the Muthawa Community Resource Centre in Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), and that too quite ...

VOLUNTEERS REMOVE 3 TONNES OF PLASTIC FROM SITE OF RELOCATED VILLAGE IN MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE - 22nd April 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: In an environment-friendly move, volunteers of Satpuda Foundation, an NGO working for tiger conservation in Central Indi...

PM URGED TO ANNOUNCE SPECIAL PACKAGE TO ADDRESS MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT - 19th April 2013

TNN NAGPUR: Following an unprecedented rise in man-animal conflicts including eight villagers being mauled by a problem leopard within 25 days, Prim...

LEOPARD KILLS ONE MORE, IRATE VILLAGERS DRIVE OUT FORESTERS AND BURN JUNGLE - 19th April 2013

Mazhar Ali, TNN CHANDRAPUR: The situation turned ugly at village Kitali near Chandrapur when the problem leopard in the area killed yet another person...

RE-LOCATED 'CONFLICT TIGER' STILL SURVIVING AFTER 1000 DAYS IN THE WILD - 18th April 2013

An adult male tiger rescued from conflict in Sivasagar district, was recently sighted in the wild in Greater Manas, confirming its survival more than ...

MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER AND RAILWAY OFFICIALS RESULTS IN MEASURES TO PREVENT TIGER DEATHS CAUSED BY TRAINS - 18th April 2013

Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan, Hon. Minister of State for Environment and Forests convened an urgent meeting of senior officials from the Railway Board and...

SECOND OF TRAIN-HIT TIGER CUBS DIES - 16th April 2013

PNS | New Delhi Two female tiger cubs were hit by a speeding train near Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve on Sunday. While one died on the spot, the other...

MAHARASHTRA: TIGER CUB KILLED ON RAILWAY TRACK - 15th April 2013

Pradip Kumar Maitra, Hindustan Times Nagpur According to reports reaching the state forest headquarters, the tragedy occurred when a tigress was cro...

MAHARASHTRA FORESTS LOSE 13 LAKH (1,300, 000) TREES IN 8 YEARS - 14th April 2013

Neha Madaan,TNN PUNE: Over 13 lakh trees have been illegally cut in state-owned forests since 2005, depriving Maharashtra of its precious forest weal...

TIGRESS AND TWO PERSONS FOUND DEAD - 11th April 2013

Moushumi Basu | New Delhi The killing of two people by a leopard near Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Maharashtra on Wednesday coupled with th...

DROUGHT ANOTHER REASON FOR MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT - 2nd April 2013

PNS New Delhi Drought is yet another reason for rising man-animal conflicts. Shortage of water and food are driving wild life toward human settleme...

POACHERS TRAIN SIGHTS ON VARIOUS ANIMALS - 30th March 2013

Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times New Delhi Deep inside Indian forests small and big creatures are facing threat from poachers as never seen before. ...

TIGERS VANISHING FROM SATKOSIA - 26th March 2013

By Siba Mohanty Shocking as it is, Satkosia Tiger Reserve seems to be headed the Sariska way. Dwindling tiger signs and absence of breeding for two ...

FOREST RIGHTS vs. WILDLIFE PROTECTION - 22nd March 2013

PNS | NEW DELHI The clash of interest between the Wildlife Protection Act and the Forest Rights Act (which attempts to protect tribal people living i...

BUDGET 2013: FINANCE MINISTER DESERTS THE FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE SECTOR - 1st March 2013

TNN (1 crore = 10 000 000 rupees) NAGPUR: Union finance minister P Chidambaram talked of sustainable development while presenting the budget, but ...

VILLAGERS PATROL BORDERS OF PENCH TIGER RESERVE - 20th February 2013

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Pench tiger reserve is effectively exploiting the link between local communities and wildlife conservation by roping in l...

SIX NILGAIS ELECTROCUTED IN AMRAVATI, POACHER HELD - 1st February 2013

Express news service,Vivek Deshpande: Nagpur. Six blue bulls (nilgai) were found electrocuted Wednesday in Pohara-Malkhed reserve forest in Amravat...

PEOPLE FEEDING MONKEYS IN MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE TO FACE PENALTIES - 8th January 2013

By Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: The Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Amravati district has decided to act against those feeding monkeys along the t...

SLOTH BEAR TRAFFIC CASUALTY IN MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE - 4th January 2013

In a tragic incident, the state highway passing through the core area of Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) caused the tragic death of a sloth bear in the sm...

NEXT VILLAGE RE-LOCATION FROM MELGHAT TIGER RESERVE – 4th January 2013

By Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN The relocation of villages in Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) got a major boost when the government released Rs7 crore (70 mill...

APEX WILDLIFE PANEL TO HAVE AUTHORITY ONLY OVER PARKS, TIGER RESERVES - 21st December 2012

Nitin Sethi, TNN NEW DELHI: Wildlife experts on the board of the apex National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) will clear development projects only over t...

3 LEOPARDS AND FAWN POACHED NEAR NEW NAGZIRA SANCTUARY - 3rd December 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Even as the wildlife wing is grappling to stop poaching, three leopards and a fawn were electrocuted by poachers near ...

BIODIVERSITY BOARD HAS NO FUNDS TO OPERATE - 25th November 2012

Aparna Nair, TNN NAGPUR: The third meeting of the Maharashtra StateBiodiversity Board(MSSB) was held in the city on Saturday. Various issues includin...

'ESA/ESZ OUTER LIMIT CANNOT BE FIXED ARBITRARILY' - 2nd November 2012

TNN NAGPUR: The Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (SC-NBWL) called the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) recommendations on Eco-Sensi...

27 FOREST LAND DIVERSION PROPOSALS COME BEFORE NATIONAL BOARD FOR WILDLIFE - 26th October 2012

TNN NAGPUR: At least 17 fresh proposals for diversion of forest land of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries and 10 fresh proposals for taking up ...

WHEN PENCH TIGER RESERVE BUFFER WAS LITTERED WITH PLASTIC! - 18th October 2012

TNN NAGPUR: The 'Jungle Satyagraha' anniversary at Turia on the outskirts of Pench Tiger Reserve on the Madhya Pradesh (MP) side, turned out to be ...

WILDLIFE WING TO BOOST MEADOW DEVELOPMENT IN PROTECTED AREAS - 17th October 2012

TNN NAGPUR: In a bid to encourage speedy recovery of wildlife population, the state forest department plans to take up meadow development at relocate...

SUPREME COURT PERMITS THE RESUMPTION OF TOURISM IN TIGER RESERVES - 16th October 2012

Press Trust of India / New Delhi With the Centre formally notifying fresh guidelines on tiger conservation, the Supreme Court today cleared the dec...

HAND IN TIGER POACHING DENTS FOREST PERSONNEL CREDIBILITY - 2nd October 2012

PIONEER NEWS SERVICE | NEW DELHI At a time when poaching of tigers is constantly on the rise, two successive incidents involving the connivance of ...

MAOISTS NOW TARGET TIGERS AND LEOPARDS - 12th September 2012

Crime/Terrorism India News by IANS Patna : Pushed to a corner after "Operation Biswas", a police drive to contain Maoists, the rebels have now stru...

STATE PUSHES FOR MORE FUNDS FOR RELOCATION AT NBWL MEETING - 7th September 2012

TNN NAGPUR: The Maharashtra government has pushed for more funds for relocation of villages from the protected areas (PAs) in the state at the Nation...

HIGH COURT REJECTS ANTICIPATORY BAIL PLEA OF MINISTER KIN - 29th August 2012

Express news service: Nagpur. The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Anil Naik, prime accused in the ...

TIGER DEATHS SHOW SHARP RISE IN 2012 - 9th August 2012

By Prasenjit Bhattacharya Tiger deaths in India have increased more than 35% this year, at a time when saving the country's national animal has bec...

BIG CAT ORDER SPELLS BIG WORRY FOR MINISTRY - 28th July 2012

MOUSHUMI BASU NEW DELHI Tiger conservationists have hailed the recent Supreme Court order banning tourism in core areas, but the Environment Minis...

VILLAGES GONE, WILDLIFE THRIVES IN MELGHAT - 28th July 2012

Aparna Nair, TNN NAGPUR Three herds of sambhar deer have been seen where the village of Vairat once stood in the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR). It w...

BLACKBUCK POACHING: ANTICIPATORY BAIL PLEA OF NAIK AND OTHERS REJECTED - 26th July 2012

TNN NAGPUR: Washim additional district sessions judge on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail applications of main accused Anil Madhukar Naik, ...

WILDLIFE WING IN MAHARASHTRA BANS TOURISM IN TIGER RESERVES - 24th July 2012

Pradip Kumar Maitra , Hindustan Times The Supreme Court's Tuesday order to ban tourism in the core areas of tiger reserves would boost the protecti...

WILDLIFE RETURN AFTER VILLAGES ARE RELOCATED - 23rd July 2012

By Pamela Raghunath, Correspondent, Gulf News. Mumbai: Conservationists and forest officials are thrilled that the relocation of two villages from ...

MAHA MINISTER’S KIN AND 7 OTHERS YET TO BE ARRESTED - 23rd July 2012

TN RAGHUNATHA | MUMBAI Even a week they were booked under the Wildlife Protection Act for allegedly poaching and killing a black buck near a forest i...

VILLAGERS BACKTRACK IN BLACKBUCK POACHING CASE - 23rd July 2012

Aparna Nair TNN NAGPUR: The case of the black buck poaching that happened in the Washim district of Vidarbha has gained a new twist with the village...

8, INCLUDING MINISTER'S KIN, BOOKED IN BLACKBUCK CASE - 19th July 2012

TNN NAGPUR: Facing sharp criticism over setting the blackbuck poachers free on Tuesday, theAkola territorial forest officials on Wednesday booked eig...

LIFE FOR TIGERS INSIDE RESERVES IS NOT EASY BUT OUTSIDE EVERMORE DIFFICULT - 19th July 2012

Poonam Dhanwatey in TOI Crest Vidarbha with its three tiger reserves, nine wildlife sanctuaries and national parks is unique with forests lying out...

MINISTER'S NEPHEW IN BLACKBUCK POACHING CASE - 18th July 2012

By Pamela Raghunath, Correspondent Six arrested for poaching released under political pressure Mumbai: A Maharashtra minister's nephew and five ot...

MoEF: S. ASIAN NATIONS LACK RESOURCES TO TACKLE POACHING - 1st July 2012

PIONEER NEWS SERVICE | NEW DELHI At a time when poaching and illegal trade of wildlife articles have assumed alarming proportions, the Ministry of ...

ADANI POWER SEEKS TO SECURE COAL FOR TIRODA PROJECT - 15th June 2012

M. PRASAD (from a report on the 26th March 2012) Adani Power's 3,300-MW Tiroda power project is nearing completion and the company has sent an urge...

EXPOSE FORCES MINISTRY TO CORRECT ITS MANDATE - 15th June 2012

Following this article, the MoEF updated its website and decided to bring back tiger reserves and elephant corridors under the ambit of the NBWL AF...

CHHINDWARA FORESTERS ARREST BIG GANG OF POACHERS - 26th May 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: In a major breakthrough that could unmask recent poaching of tigers in Maharashtra, the Chhindwara forest officials have...

FOREST DEPARTMENT ACTS AGAINST STATE ELECTRICITY OFFICIALS - 22nd May 2012

TNN NAGPUR: Even as the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) registered a primary offence report (POR) against three Maharashtra St...

FOREST DEPARTMENT AND POLICE TO JOIN HANDS FOR POACHING PROBE - 22nd May 2012

TNN CHANDRAPUR: The forest department facing heat in tiger poaching in buffer area of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) has decided to join forces...

3 NAVEGAON VILLAGES RELOCATED AT ONE GO! - 18th May 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: They were patiently waiting for over 30 years. Finally, three of the four villages inside Navegaon National Park, 130k...

SOLAR POWERED WATERHOLES HELP NAGZIRA WILDLIFE - 17th May 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: After news of regular tiger sightings and the success of Pitezari tents, Nagzira wildlife sanctuary has come up with a...

RED ALERT IN MAHARASHTRA AS POACHERS GET ORDER FOR 25 TIGERS - 16th May 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: With tiger poachers from the Bahelia community of Katni in Madhya Pradesh planning to strike it rich in Maharashtra, ...

CORBETT TIGER RESERVE'S 24x7 SURVEILLANCE MODEL NOW IN TADOBA - 1st May 2012

TNN NAGPUR: A pilot project first implemented in Uttarakhand's Corbett tiger reserve, with 24x7 surveillance, will be now implemented inTadoba-Andha...

RS 10,000 REWARD FOR INFO. ON TIGER POACHERS - 30th April 2012

TNN CHANDRAPUR: The Chandrapur forest department and NGO Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) have announced separate cash prizes of Rs 10,000...

GOVT. TO RELEASE SECRET FUNDS, LAUNCH SPECIAL TIGER PROTECTION FORCE - 30th April 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Stung by the poaching of a tiger in a jaw trap in Palasgaon range in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve ...

TADOBA LOCALS SHARE IN TIGER TOURISM MONEY - 16th April 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Two years ago, when the buffer zone to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) was to be notified, villagers in the area op...

WILD ANIMALS GOVT. PROPERTY: HIGH COURT - 13th April 2012

Vaibhav Ganjapure, TNN NAGPUR: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High court has ruled that wild animals, including tiger, were government property for all ...

DOUBLE STANDARDS REGARDING TIGER CONSERVATION - 9th April 2012

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN: SONALA-ALEWADI (BULDHANA): At a time when the state government is claiming to remove irrigation backlog of Vidarbha, trouble ...

ECONOMIC STABILITY DEPENDS ON ECOLOGICAL STABILITY - 11th March 2012

Edited from article by Vijay Pinarkar Even as union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee readies to present economic vision of India in 2012-13 genera...

COAL THREAT TO TIGER HABITAT - 20th Sept. 2011

A ministerial panel on coal is likely to consider allocation of alternate blocks to Adani Group for its proposed 1,980-MW power plant in Maharashtra. ...

MINING FIRM DENIES ROLE IN MASOOD KILLING - 25th August 2011

Vijay Pinjarkar, TNN NAGPUR: Even as the Madhya Pradesh police are groping in the dark in RTI activist Shehla Masood's daylight murder in Bhopal,...


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