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Among the green gems plotted on the map are the Karvi flower that blooms at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (above) once in eight years.(HT photo)

Biodiversity by the Bay: Mumbai’s green gems plotted on a map

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Conceived by Purpose Climate Lab (PCL), the map is part of the Biodiversity by the Bay campaign, run by citizens’ collective, Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic and other partner organisations
The population of deer in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries should be 40 per square (sq) kilometre (km) and 35 or less per sq km, respectively.(Representational Image)
The population of deer in national parks and wildlife sanctuaries should be 40 per square (sq) kilometre (km) and 35 or less per sq km, respectively.(Representational Image)

Shifting of deer to maintain ecological pyramid in national parks of Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:18 PM IST
Translocation of 3,000 spotted deer from Bandhavgarh and Pench Tiger Reserves to three other national parks and a wild sanctuary in the state has started to ensure there is prey for tigers
The department will send a proposal to the Telangana forest department next week requesting the authorities concerned for two pairs of lions to be sent to SGNP from Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.(SGNP)
The department will send a proposal to the Telangana forest department next week requesting the authorities concerned for two pairs of lions to be sent to SGNP from Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.(SGNP)

After no response from Gujarat, Maharashtra approaches Telangana for two pairs of lions

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The Hyderabad-based park has 15 lions, including two African cubs born in April
The park now has five rusty spotted cats.(Image credit: SGNP)
The park now has five rusty spotted cats.(Image credit: SGNP)

Two rusty spotted kittens brought to SGNP after failed reunion with mother in Pune

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Rusty-spotted cats are the smallest wild cat species in the world protected under schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
A forest official said the leopard was released back into Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(HT Photo)
A forest official said the leopard was released back into Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(HT Photo)

Leopard, trapped from an abandoned factory in Mumbai’s Andheri, released back into the wild

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Forest officials said the animal was hiding in a 20-acre area, adjacent to the residential society, which housed Vazir Glass Warehouse, an abandoned factory warehouse, and placed three trap cages there on Sunday.
At present, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is home to five Royal Bengal tigers, including four females and a male.
At present, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is home to five Royal Bengal tigers, including four females and a male.

Captive Royal Bengal tiger dies at Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Anand, one of the star attractions of SGNP’s tiger safari, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in early July similar to its brother Yash that had died last May at the age of 12.
The protestors said they were not against the project but were opposing the cutting of more than 2,000 trees in the Metro car shed plot.(HT File)
The protestors said they were not against the project but were opposing the cutting of more than 2,000 trees in the Metro car shed plot.(HT File)

Resettlement colony at Aarey will test environment groups

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:03 AM IST
The resettlement colony at Aarey will be a test for environment groups that had carried out some of the most sustained public protests in the city against tree felling at Aarey Milk Colony
Aarey Milk Colony is spread over 3,160 acres (1,281 ha) which is owned by various government departments(HT Photo)
Aarey Milk Colony is spread over 3,160 acres (1,281 ha) which is owned by various government departments(HT Photo)

A disappointing week for those who want to save Aarey

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 11:52 PM IST
There is very little hope of Aarey being preserved for posterity unless the area gets statutory protection
There has been a 65% increase in the number of permissions issued for tree cutting in 2019 compared to the previous year .(HT PHOTO)
There has been a 65% increase in the number of permissions issued for tree cutting in 2019 compared to the previous year .(HT PHOTO)

Data on Mumbai’s trees is inconsistent and suspicious

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 06:31 AM IST
The BMC, which plants saplings along roads during the monsoon, has been planting fewer trees in the last few year
Aarey Milk Colony was established in 1949 as a government dairy farm on 1,287 hectares of land.(HT File)
Aarey Milk Colony was established in 1949 as a government dairy farm on 1,287 hectares of land.(HT File)

Aarey green cover decimated by city’s development plans

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Over the decades, a substantial portion of Aarey Colony’s green cover has been lost to new construction projects
There is now enough evidence from changing weather patterns and natural calamities, of the growing dangers. The problem is global, as everybody across the world is now beginning to accept.(HT file photo)
There is now enough evidence from changing weather patterns and natural calamities, of the growing dangers. The problem is global, as everybody across the world is now beginning to accept.(HT file photo)

Climate crisis is real, must be seen in perspective

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Unless the discussion on climate change goes beyond yada yada — not just in political and bureaucratic circles, but in households, universities, schools — there will be meagre remedial action.
People protesting outside MMRCL office against building a making metro car shed inside Aarey Colony, Mumbai, September 13(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
People protesting outside MMRCL office against building a making metro car shed inside Aarey Colony, Mumbai, September 13(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Preserve nature. It’s our best bet for the future

By Madhav Gadgil
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:25 PM IST
It’s time to protect water courses, vegetation, and ensure that there are no heat islands, addition of aerosols
Chopped down trees are seen at Metro car shed in Aarey Colony in Mumbai, India, on Monday, October 7, 2019.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Chopped down trees are seen at Metro car shed in Aarey Colony in Mumbai, India, on Monday, October 7, 2019.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Aarey tree felling case revives debate on what constitutes a forest

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 05:36 AM IST
Aarey, a biodiversity-rich zone, contiguous with the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a case in point. Citizens are demanding that the land be given legal protection by recognising it either as deemed forest or as a biodiversity reserve.
People protesting against cutting down of trees for a proposed metro car shed project at Aarey Colony in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP photo)
People protesting against cutting down of trees for a proposed metro car shed project at Aarey Colony in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP photo)

Supreme Court to hear plea against Aarey tree felling today

New Delhi/Mumbai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The Aarey Milk colony is a 1,287 hectare area housing roughly 500,000 trees abutting the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the Mithi river.
The construction of a car depot at Aarey Colony for the Metro project has been opposed by environmentalists, local citizens, students and politicians.(HT FILE)
The construction of a car depot at Aarey Colony for the Metro project has been opposed by environmentalists, local citizens, students and politicians.(HT FILE)

Shifting the Metro depot alone will not save Aarey

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Aarey’s fate is precarious: the car depot will take away 3% of the area; even if the car depot is shifted out, 97% of the area has no protection
Protesters form a human chain during protest destruction of Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)
Protesters form a human chain during protest destruction of Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)

Mr CM, take Aarey and you set up Mumbai for more floods

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:19 AM IST
The Tree Authority meeting, which saw a split of eight to six in favour of the proposal, seems to have had its share of slyness, politics and confusion

My Mumbai, My Muse

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 04:51 PM IST
It’s vibrant, it’s stark, it’s full of struggles and it’s the city of dreams. Through the lens of these four, Mumbai in its many hues, is all this and more
Piramal Revanta is centrally located and enjoys excellent connectivity from LBS Marg and the proposed Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR).(Piramal Realty)
Piramal Revanta is centrally located and enjoys excellent connectivity from LBS Marg and the proposed Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR).(Piramal Realty)

Piramal Revanta: Taking lifestyle living to the next level

UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:46 PM IST
The luxury high-rise development sits on the edge of the approximately 25,000-acre Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking for contractors and consultants who will develop a suitable design for the tunnels that will run 20 metres and 220 metres below Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(HT FILE)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking for contractors and consultants who will develop a suitable design for the tunnels that will run 20 metres and 220 metres below Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(HT FILE)

GMLR tunnel at Mumbai’s national park: BMC wants experts to address green concerns

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 06:25 AM IST
A controversial part of the GMLR project are twin tunnels of 4.7km and a 4.6km that will run 20 metres and 220 metres below Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), with approach roads on either side.
The water level of Tansa lake touched 128.63m on Thursday.(HT Photo)
The water level of Tansa lake touched 128.63m on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Tansa overflows in Mumbai; Modak Sagar to be next

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 01:07 AM IST
The total water storage capacity of Mumbai’s lakes is 14.47 lakh million litres.
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi said Mumbai’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern.(HT File)
Civic chief Praveen Pardeshi said Mumbai’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern.(HT File)

Mumbai’s infra can’t handle change in rainfall pattern, climate change : BMC chief

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Since the 2005 deluge, Pardeshi said, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has spent thousands of crores on monsoon preparedness, but expectations keep rising.
The NGO stated that Aarey, categorised as an unclassed forest, was transferred to the state’s forest department in 1969. However, neither the park nor forest officials have the records.(HT Photo)
The NGO stated that Aarey, categorised as an unclassed forest, was transferred to the state’s forest department in 1969. However, neither the park nor forest officials have the records.(HT Photo)

Is Aarey part of SGNP? HC seeks docus for entire Mumbai park

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 02:22 AM IST
Petitioner NGO Vanashakti has sought protection for Aarey Colony, claiming the 2,076.073-hectare stretch is an integral part of SGNP. Metro-3 car shed has been proposed on 33 hectares of Aarey.
Yeoor forest department officials seized the leopard skin and booked five people in the case.(HT Photo)
Yeoor forest department officials seized the leopard skin and booked five people in the case.(HT Photo)

Skin of adult leopard seized in Yeoor; 5 arrested for poaching

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The accused had allegedly bought the skin from a person in Roha, Raigad
Forest officials from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) seized 2kg wild boar meat, two air guns and a rifle from a house in Chena village, Yeoor range, on Tuesday morning.
Forest officials from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) seized 2kg wild boar meat, two air guns and a rifle from a house in Chena village, Yeoor range, on Tuesday morning.

Forest officials seize 2kg wild boar meat

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 02:59 AM IST
The accused, who is absconding, has been identified as Yogesh Jadhav, 40.
The number of flamingos decreases at Thane creek due to illegal dumping.(HT Photo)
The number of flamingos decreases at Thane creek due to illegal dumping.(HT Photo)

Thane creek wetlands need to be saved

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:42 PM IST
The wetland and the adjacent Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary are globally significant, serving as a stop for migratory birds
As the rain clouds roll in, several birds get to sound and display, but the glossy racket-tailed drongo (above) struts to the fore with its spectacular range of tunes and special tail feathers.(Vinayak Yardi)
As the rain clouds roll in, several birds get to sound and display, but the glossy racket-tailed drongo (above) struts to the fore with its spectacular range of tunes and special tail feathers.(Vinayak Yardi)

It’s all a one-bird orchestra: The greater racket-tailed drongo

Hindustan Times | By Sunjoy Monga
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 04:17 PM IST
In these weeks, when a pre-monsoon scent is floating in the air and several birds get into song and display, one glossy black bird struts to the fore.
The male tiger Yash.(HT Photo)
The male tiger Yash.(HT Photo)

Royal Bengal tiger in national park succumbs to cancer

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Yash was operated for cancer twice over the past one year. First in August 2018, when a 150-gm tumour was removed from the left side of the lower limb.
Forest areas inside Aarey Milk Colony are at risk because the government is yet to stop construction at these sites.(HT Photo)
Forest areas inside Aarey Milk Colony are at risk because the government is yet to stop construction at these sites.(HT Photo)

Construction is eating into the protective buffer around Mumbai’s forests

Hindustan Times | By Manoj R Nair
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The ban on construction in a 1-km radius, had been removed in the final ESZ notification
The camera-traps, set-up across an area of 140 sq km of SGNP, photographed eight leopard cubs.(Photo Credit: SGNP)
The camera-traps, set-up across an area of 140 sq km of SGNP, photographed eight leopard cubs.(Photo Credit: SGNP)

Leopard numbers in SGNP increase, but infra projects shrink their habitat

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 10:50 AM IST
A census, conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society-India (WCS) in collaboration with SGNP, found 17 male leopards and 27 females.
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