Saturday, Oct 01, 2022

Forest Department


Karnataka Forest department seeks cancellation of ‘illegal’ grant of 2,300 acre forest land

August 17, 2022 3:37 pm

For the construction of the dam across Hemavati river in Goruru in Hassan, the government acquired land from the local residents in early 1970s. Those who lost the land were given certificates of the extent of the land they lost.

Karnataka: Evicted encroachers protest after forest department reclaims land illegally sold for construction of resort

August 10, 2022 6:43 am

The forest department said the villagers, residents of nearby Budugattedoddi, had encroached upon a land which is a part of the extension of the M M Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

Karnataka: Forest dept ‘cracks’ under pressure from Sagar BJP MLA, transfers official instrumental in nabbing illegal tree fellers

August 03, 2022 5:20 pm

The transfer order dated August 2, a copy of which was accessed by, read: “The Sagar MLA Harthalu Halappa has said that the accused were treated in an inhuman way in violation of laws. He urged the matter to be investigated."

Karnataka forest department seeks custody of deemed forests notified by government

July 23, 2022 6:39 am

Principal chief conservator of forest R K Singh urges additional chief secretary Jawaid Akhtar to direct the revenue department to hand over the forests to the jurisdictional range forest officer.

Punjab: Forest department evacuates 12 acres from three encroachers

July 08, 2022 10:02 pm

Divisional Forest Officer Satinder Sing asked illegal occupants to vacate these lands immediately, else to face stern legal action.

Pune: Forest dept captures leopard behind attack on three-year-old

May 27, 2022 7:23 am

On May 20, the child was injured in an attack by a leopard around 8 pm when he was playing in the open yard in front of his house. Forest officials said that right next to the house is a sugarcane field, which could have been a hiding place for the animal.

Karnataka forest department recommends environment, wildlife clearances for tourism development at Jog Falls

May 02, 2022 1:22 pm

The recommendation is not just for the five-star hotel proposal for which forest diversion was sought but also for the mega tourism activities proposed on the revenue land.

Maharashtra: Forest dept set to receive 881 hectare of mangrove land as reserve forest from VVMC

May 01, 2022 7:22 am

Over the last two years, after regular meetings with forest department and mangrove cell, more than 11,000 ha of land has been brought under the Indian Forest Act.

Gujarat: Fire breaks out in forest area in Dang

April 27, 2022 7:18 pm

The forest department patrolling staff learnt about the incident and reached the spot. Other forest staffers from Chikhinagavta range also reached the spot. The villagers also helped in controlling the fire.

Forest dept stalls felling of trees on three stretches after legal notice

April 17, 2022 2:40 am

The decision was taken keeping in view that the work requires a high level committee to be constituted, comprising senior PWD officers and forest officers to minimise the number of trees which will be chopped off.


Tiger kills 2-year-old boy in Haridwar

February 26, 2016 5:28 am

Haridwar, Feb 26 (ANI): Panic gripped Haridwar’s Motichoor area when a tiger took away a two-year-old child and killed him. Angry residents blocked the National Highway-72 for two hours and warned the forest department that such incidents should never happen again in the future. Superintendent of Police Shweta Choubey on Friday said the villagers have demanded for electric fencing throughout the forest. She further said that the villagers have also asked for compensation and the government is looking into the matter.

Police seize 5,000 tortoise

January 13, 2016 9:31 am

Dumka, Jan 13 (ANI): The police seized thousands of tortoise from a lorry in Dumka district of Jharkhand. The police seized 75 sacks full of tortoise from the smugglers after they inspected the lorry at a check post on grounds of suspicion. However, the driver and his assistant managed to escape. Police official, Ajit Kumar, said there were at least 5,000 tortoise. I am still counting the number of tortoise but there are at least 5,000 to 7,000 of them. Around 107 tortoises were counted dead. The animals were given to the forest department and were released into a dam in Dumka district.