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Delhi Ridge encroached or not marked: SC flags ‘shocking state of affairs’

Supreme Court seeks responses from Centre and Delhi govt on shocking state of Delhi's Ridge area, with 4% diverted and 5% under encroachment.

In last five years, the encroachment was 183.88 ha as compared to 117.97 ha in the previous five-year period, CEC noted, raising further concern that the “speed of removal of encroachments is also quite slow with only 91 ha of encroachment removed in 5 years”. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2024 02:13 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Huge fire erupts near Bengaluru's Kadugodi reserve forest area. VIDEO

The incident happened at around 2 pm and the fire department confirmed that the incident did not occur in the reserve forest area but at a private property.

Huge fire erupts near Bengaluru's Kadugodi reserve forest area. VIDEO
Published on Apr 01, 2024 09:31 AM IST

New roads to come up on forest reserve land in Maval

The road will be connected to the Other District Road (ODR)-69 with Kusgaon Budruk near village Gevhandi (Apti) in Maval tehsil

The Forest Department granted an ‘in-principle’ approval for the diversion of over two acres of reserve and private forest category land in Maval tehsil for new road construction. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 11:11 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Survey to settle claims on Aarey’s newly notified forest begins

The state forest department in Mumbai has started a survey to settle claims on the reserve forest in Aarey Colony, which was notified in 2020. The settlement process has been delayed for over two years, but is now underway, with claims from tribal residents and individuals who use the land for various purposes. The findings will be submitted to the forest settlement officer, who will decide whether any areas should be excluded from the final notification of the reserve forest.

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Updated on Jul 05, 2023 01:00 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

International Day of Forests 2023: History, significance, theme

International Day of Forests: The theme for each year is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2023 is 'forests and health.'

EcoSikh to plant 450 mini forests in Amritsar
Published on Mar 21, 2023 05:51 AM IST

Villagers in Chhattisgarh district protest over mining nod, arrest of 6 tribals

Tribal leaders of the Bastar region have supported the protest and demanded an immediate release of the six alleged Maoists.

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Published on Dec 05, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bastar/Raipur | ByS Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra

The world is paying a price for the illegal wildlife trade

India must not deplete wildlife habitats and its inhabitants, and make protecting the natural world a national priority

People wear face mask to protect against coronavirus, Mumbai, March 12, 2020(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 05:24 PM IST
ByValmik Thapar

Held captive for 6 days, elephant ‘Krishna’ dies

Krishna, 25, the elephant, was brought to the facility on November 13 as residents protested against its release in a reserve forest saying it would endanger more human lives, they added.

Human-elephant conflict is common in Assam and has left 761 humans and 249 elephants dead since 2010, according to data tabled in state assembly.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Sunderbans shield protects Kolkata from Bulbul fury

The Sunderbans itself has been ravaged by humans, though. Out of the 102 islands, 54 have human settlements; the rest have forests with national parks, reserve forests and sanctuaries which are home to the only mangrove tigers in the world.

Destruction in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul, at Amarabati village in Bakkhali, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal on Sunday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2019 02:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Mumbai has a long way to go in protecting mangrove forests

After the recent notification on 224 ha of mangrove cover, 475 ha remain unprotected

Studies have shown that the city is losing its mangrove forests.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 05, 2019 01:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManoj Nair

Timber production forests find place in Forest Act draft

The ministry has drafted a policy for public-private partnership (PPPs) to develop plantations in “degraded” forests.

The state government also has the right to impose cess or taxes on the forest land used for such production.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 14, 2019 03:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Uttarakhand loses 86 lakh to forest fires this year

Uttarakhand has lost 4,538 hectares of vegetation to forest fires this year, incurring a loss of ₹86 lakh in the process. The official forest fire season began on February 15 and ended on June 15.

Although the official forest fire season is over, sporadic incidents of fire are still being recorded from different parts of the state. Officials say there hasn’t been enough rainfall this year.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 07:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By

Elephant named ‘Laden’ may have killed 37 people in Assam since 2016

Assistant conservator of forests, Nayanjyoti Rajbongshi, said the department suspects Laden to be behind death of 37 people since 2016 when he walked down from Garo hills in Meghalaya to make Goalpara forest his home

People look on as a wild elephant crosses a road near the flood affected Kaziranga National Park in Assam.(PTI Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi
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