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Pregnant leopard killed in road accident on Mumbai’s Western Express Highway

The leopard was rescued by a team of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and brought to the facility’s leopard rescue centre but could not be saved.
The leopard suffered multiple haemorrhages and fractures.(HT PHOTO)
The leopard suffered multiple haemorrhages and fractures.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 15, 2020 11:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Aarey: Final proposal allocates 329 ha forest soon to be part of SGNP

The reserved forest area encompasses 107 land parcels from Aarey (111.3 ha), Goregaon (71.6 ha), Maroshi (146 ha including area allotted originally for) villages under Andheri and Borivali talukas in Mumbai suburbs
A final proposal for reserved forest declaration has been vetted and submitted to the Maharashtra government for the allocation of 328.9 hectare (ha) within Aarey as a reserved forest under the Indian Forest Act.(Vanashakti)
A final proposal for reserved forest declaration has been vetted and submitted to the Maharashtra government for the allocation of 328.9 hectare (ha) within Aarey as a reserved forest under the Indian Forest Act.(Vanashakti)
Published on Sep 26, 2020 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Maharashtra’s SGNP, Tungareshwar sanctuary to get wireless communication network in 6 months

Network stations will be built at the highest point (altitude) mostly atop hills in Yeoor area of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and near Tungar Phata in Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mobile phone connectivity in the rugged and remote terrain in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is poor which handicaps forest department personnel.(SGNP PHOTO)
Mobile phone connectivity in the rugged and remote terrain in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is poor which handicaps forest department personnel.(SGNP PHOTO)
Published on Sep 10, 2020 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Deer gets kiss of life after crashing through roof of Mumbai slum

Although it is not known why the deer jumped on the roof, a slum dweller said it was being chased by a predator.
The deer after it fell into a shanty in Powai in Mumbai.(PHOTO/Aaba Kubal and RAWW)
The deer after it fell into a shanty in Powai in Mumbai.(PHOTO/Aaba Kubal and RAWW)
Updated on May 10, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Coronavirus outbreak: Borivli, 5 other national parks, 49 sanctuaries closed till March 31

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Updated on Mar 17, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

NGT disposes of plea challenging exclusion of Aarey in SGNP ESZ

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Updated on Jan 29, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Sultan to rule SGNP, boost tiger population

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) on Thursday got its sixth tiger — Sultan — a three-year-old male, which was rescued after he was suspected of being a maneater. Sultan has been brought to the park to boost the captive tiger population, said officials.
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Updated on Dec 27, 2019 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNeha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Don’t flout norms part of SGNP’s ESZ notification, NGT tells Maharashtra government

The NGT was hearing an interim application on Thursday, filed by environment group Vanashakti, urging the tribunal to pass an interim order regarding the alleged proceedings by the state to allot plots from within the areas under ESZ, especially across Aarey Colony.
Citizens held a protest march against the cutting of trees in Aarey Milk Colony for the Metro-3 project, at Marine Drive, on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Citizens held a protest march against the cutting of trees in Aarey Milk Colony for the Metro-3 project, at Marine Drive, on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 02:23 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

BMC’s operation clean-up for Poisar, Dahisar rivers begins

The Poisar river originates in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and meets the sea at Marve creek.
The BMC will set up sewers along 17-km of its banks and nine STPs at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>45.28 crore.(HT image)
The BMC will set up sewers along 17-km of its banks and nine STPs at a cost of 45.28 crore.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 02:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS

5 leopards to get radio collars as Maharashtra to begin 2-year SGNP trail

Based on a proposal by Wildlife Conservation Society - India (WCS), this is the first time such a project has been planned in a forest close to a large metropolitan area and a first for Mumbai.
The state government has given its nod to a two-year project, to study the movement of leopards in and around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Mumbai by radio-collaring (GPS collar) five leopards. (ANI Photo)
The state government has given its nod to a two-year project, to study the movement of leopards in and around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Mumbai by radio-collaring (GPS collar) five leopards. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 01:29 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Spot check: 590 animals seen near 40 waterholes in SGNP

The counting is done every year on Buddha Poornima, a full moon night, as it is relatively easy to spot animals with more natural light.
The number of animals counted at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) during this year’s waterhole census was 12% lower than last year.
The number of animals counted at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) during this year’s waterhole census was 12% lower than last year.
Published on May 25, 2019 05:00 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Now focus on SGNP after Tungareshwar ashram eviction

Tungareshwar, which is around 85.70 sq. km in area, is connected to other protected natural areas like the Nagla block of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)(HT Photo)
Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

Bajirao, last captive white tiger at Mumbai’s national park, dies at 18

The tiger’s autopsy carried out by the pathology department of BVC indicated multiple organ failures along with old age as the probable cause of death
Bajirao was born in SGNP in 2001 to tigress Renuka and tiger Siddharth, both white tigers brought from Aurangabad Zoo in 1999.
Bajirao was born in SGNP in 2001 to tigress Renuka and tiger Siddharth, both white tigers brought from Aurangabad Zoo in 1999.
Published on May 04, 2019 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

SGNP hamlet tackles waste at source to combat man-animal conflict

According to a study, garbage strewn across the surroundings attract dogs to such villages, which form the largest prey base for leopards leading to man-animal conflict.
For the last three months, the residents of Chunapada inside the SGNP have been sending dry waste for recycling, while the wet waste is being turned into compost.(HT Photo)
For the last three months, the residents of Chunapada inside the SGNP have been sending dry waste for recycling, while the wet waste is being turned into compost.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 23, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

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

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

Mob attacks forest staff for busting poaching racket in Palghar sanctuary, 5 held

A forest guard received a severe blow to his head and had to take six stitches in the attack by a mob.
24-year-old Ankush Kendre, a forest guard at the SNGP, who was attacked on Tuesday, is being treated at a hospital.(HT Photo)
24-year-old Ankush Kendre, a forest guard at the SNGP, who was attacked on Tuesday, is being treated at a hospital.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2019 12:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

11 Mumbai Darshan buses for tourists yet to start running

MTDC officials blame politics for delay in launch; MoS tourism says following up with the authorities
Mumbai, India - January 23, 2019: New Mumbai Darshan buses standing at Santacruz Bus Depot in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - January 23, 2019: New Mumbai Darshan buses standing at Santacruz Bus Depot in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 01:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKailash Korde

Poaching at National Park in Mumbai: Accused confesses to hunting birds

Bhowar was produced before a Thane court on Tuesday and remanded to the forest department’s custody till January 17
SNGP officials were able to identity the accused, Sushant Dashrath Bhowar, based on the camera trap footage.(HT PHOTO)
SNGP officials were able to identity the accused, Sushant Dashrath Bhowar, based on the camera trap footage.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 01:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mumbai’s SGNP to start a fresh probe into 2016 killing of fawn

Residents of tribal hamlets in park to be questioned; Six Film City poachers in judicial custody
Forest officials inspect the wire trap snares that were used to capture the animals at Film City in Goregaon(HT Photo)
Forest officials inspect the wire trap snares that were used to capture the animals at Film City in Goregaon(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Leopard cub survives Ahmednagar fire, brought to Mumbai’s SGNP

The incident, which took place near Vanjarvadi village in Nevasa taluk, killed two of the cub’s siblings, both female. The male cub’s whiskers were scorched in the fire.
The leopard cub, weighing 2.4kg, lost two of his siblings in the Ahmednagar fire. He was brought to Mumbai after his mother refused to take him back.(HT Photo)
The leopard cub, weighing 2.4kg, lost two of his siblings in the Ahmednagar fire. He was brought to Mumbai after his mother refused to take him back.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2018 02:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

After Aarey Colony blaze, forest minister wants to draw ‘fire line’ around Sanjay Gandhi National Park

A fire line is made by digging a trench on a strip of land, which is cleared off plantation, so that fire can be stopped on either side.
On December 4, a massive fire broke out on a private plot near Aarey Milk Colony near Goregaon. It took 14 hours for the fire brigade to douse the fire completely(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
On December 4, a massive fire broke out on a private plot near Aarey Milk Colony near Goregaon. It took 14 hours for the fire brigade to douse the fire completely(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 14, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik, Mumbai

26,959 low-cost houses to come up on Mumbai national park’s border

Inside Aarey, units for slum habitants, tribals to come up in 90 acres; environmentalists say it will damage ecosystem
There are approximately 13,486 slum hutments and 1,795 tribal families in the area, as per SRA’s records.
There are approximately 13,486 slum hutments and 1,795 tribal families in the area, as per SRA’s records.
Published on Dec 11, 2018 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Raveena Tandon is brand ambassador for Mumbai’s national park, adopts one leopard

With this, all the leopards and lions in the park have been adopted this year
The expenses related to the upkeep of the animals will be borne by those who adopt them for a year.(HT)
The expenses related to the upkeep of the animals will be borne by those who adopt them for a year.(HT)
Published on Sep 26, 2018 01:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Dahisar river is worth a dam: BMC, forest dept nod for plan

Dam to come up downstream from boating area inside SGNP, help restore rainwater.
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
To be built by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a part of Art of Living Foundation, the dam will be constructed 750m downstream from the boating area of the river inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2018 06:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Health of 10-year-old leopard better than last week: SGNP officials

Officials counter allegations that 10-year-old Bhandara was in coma for three days and has slim chances of survival
The forest department has SGNP to file a report regarding 10-month-old leopard cub, Suraj, which died of suspected poisoning at the rescue centre.(HT File Photo)
The forest department has SGNP to file a report regarding 10-month-old leopard cub, Suraj, which died of suspected poisoning at the rescue centre.(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2018 11:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Leopard cub dies at Mumbai’s national park, officials suspect poisoning

A source from the park said that Tara, a female cub, might have also been infected but she is better now
Abandoned by their mother last November in a sugarcane field in Nandgaon village, Ahmednagar district, Suraj and Tara, were brought to SGNP’s rescue centre in December last year(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Abandoned by their mother last November in a sugarcane field in Nandgaon village, Ahmednagar district, Suraj and Tara, were brought to SGNP’s rescue centre in December last year(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2018 12:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mumbai gets its first botanical park for bamboo cultivation

The three-hectare botanical park, located at Tumnipada, two kilometres away from SGNP’s main entrance gate, will host 97 of India’s 136 bamboo species.
SGNP has acquired specimens of various bamboo species from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Meghalaya, and three species from the other parts of the state.(Shutterstock)
SGNP has acquired specimens of various bamboo species from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Meghalaya, and three species from the other parts of the state.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Goregaon-Mulund Link Road: Mumbai civic body to study traffic impact at SGNP, Film City

A consultant will be appointed at a cost of Rs9 crore to study the possible traffic problems and suggest solution for issues that may be caused by the construction.
The project involves a six-lane 4.75km-long tunnel below Sanjay Gandhi National Park.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The project involves a six-lane 4.75km-long tunnel below Sanjay Gandhi National Park.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 01:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Teen drowns at Mumbai’s SGNP while trying to show swimming skills to friends

Teen drowns at Mumbai’s SGNP
A 15-year-old boy who jumped into a trench to show his five friends how he swam drowned as they helplessly looked on at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Aarey Colony, Goregaon (East), on Saturday.(GHT File)
A 15-year-old boy who jumped into a trench to show his five friends how he swam drowned as they helplessly looked on at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Aarey Colony, Goregaon (East), on Saturday.(GHT File)
Published on Jul 10, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJayprakash S Naidu

Forest dept sets trap, catches leopard spotted in Mumbai’s Marol

Officials set up a trap cage in an abandoned industrial unit on Military Road with chickens as bait and caught the animal within hours
The leopard that was spotted at Marol on Sunday.
The leopard that was spotted at Marol on Sunday.
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai
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