Encroachment and dumping on the banks of Mithi River behind Maharashtra Nature Park Society (MNPS) continues as the revenue department and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) who use the adjacent access road ignore the developments.
Love for the wild pulled Gavin Desouza to work for the welfare of animals in Mumbai, where he began rescuing birds since the he was 11. With a keen interest in falconry, the ancient sport in which birds of prey are used to hunt, he began to rehabilitate injured birds.
Following the death of four-year old killed by a leopard last Tuesday at Khadakpada, Aarey Colony, Goregaon (East), wildlife activists and volunteers working with the forest department are using camera traps to zero in on the exact location of the animal.
Citizen groups, landfill operators, NGOs, activists and civic officials met on Thursday in Mumbai to prepare their objections and recommendations to the draft rules.
The forest department had not planned to place a trap in Navapada but had to give in to pressure from local member of legislative assembly Ravindra Waikar, who demanded that three or four cages be laid to trap the leopards, said forest officials.
Volunteers set up camera traps to track movement of leopards, and reach out to people living on periphery of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the city
To avoid a repeat of the fish-bite incident on the last immersion day, a team of scientists from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute will survey the sea off the Mumbai coast to gauge the stingray and jellyfish presence at key beaches witnessing large congregations.
The people, who had entered the sea to immerse idols on Ganesh Chaturthi, were stung and bitten on their feet, leading to painful injuries.
A man from Andheri had a close encounter with a leopard while he was out for a morning walk at Aarey Colony, Goregaon (East), on Saturday morning.
A special committee chaired by Mumbai’s guardian minister Jayant Patil formed to implement the project had asked the NIO and NEERI to expedite the assessment study.
With the help of an android and Apple phone application that measures decibel levels, citizens can monitor noisy celebrations and post the data they collate on a Facebook page – Citzens’ Noise Map, created by non-government organisation (NGO) Awaaz Foundation.
After 4 days of relentless patience, tact, zoo authorities have managed to do what for a time seemed like an impossible task – getting Shiva, the belligerent one-horned rhinoceros, inside the transit cage which left for New Delhi on Sunday evening.
Within two years of its formation, the Mahavir Nagar Federation (MFN) in Kandivli (west), an umbrella body of advanced locality management (ALM) bodies in the area, convinced three big housing societies with more than 2,000 residents to practise waste segregation.
The old bungalows and dilapidated buildings around Diamond Garden in Chembur are giving way to new constructions, but the two cement waste composting pits in a small lane have remained untouched, allowing local residents to maintain a zero-waste model, which they have for the past 15 years.
How to get rid of them is the subject of intense discussions among residents, and conversations range from the low stock of fly repellent sprays at the pharmacy to the fly menace at the nearby Nalanda Public School and contract renewal with a pest management firm.
With Mumbai churningoutmore garbage each year but running out of space to dump it, citizens and BMC need to make an effort and find a sustainable solution. In the three part series, HT looks at what's gone wrong, how it is affecting citizens.
While the civic body admits that its waste management system has not been effective, it has no concrete plan in place to find an answer.
The civic body’s struggle to get permission from the Airports Authority of India to raise the height of the Deonar dumping ground from 35 to 50 metres indicates just what a mess the city’s waste management system is in.
As the bioreactor technology was earlier used at the site even in the absence of the required clearance, amendment has been sought to the ecoclearance granted to the Kanjurmarg landfill, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) admitted in its affidavit filed before the Bombay high court (HC) on Wednesday.
Citizens fighting to save Mumbai’s coastal ecology will have to wait longer to scrutinise the new coastal zone management plan (CZMP) maps, as the civic body is yet to send its feedback on the draft version of these maps.