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On February 21, a major fire broke out in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, which is home to not just tigers but also elephants, spotted deer, bisons and antelopes(PTI)

India can’t afford to have Bandipur-type forest fires

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:39 AM IST
In India, forest fires peak during the dry months of March or April before the arrival of the monsoon. To minimise the risk of such fires, the forest departments must improve their management protocols by addressing certain challenges, says a 2018 World Bank Report
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