Follow Us:
Thursday, June 04, 2020

Forest Department


Karnataka govt plans monkey park in Shivamogga, wildlife activists oppose idea

November 06, 2019 6:01 pm

The monkey park will be the first such in the state and will be set up on 100 acres of land at the Nagavalli forest in Hosanagara taluk, Shivamogga district.

QR codes will be removed from 100 trees: Delhi forest department

August 31, 2019 8:23 am

The action follows a notice issued last week to the council, leading to a probe which has found pervasive damage to trees on which QR codes were affixed.

Week after assault by TRS MLA's brother, Telangana forest official gets armed security

July 07, 2019 10:28 pm

Anita, a Forest Range Officer, was viciously assaulted with a stick last Sunday during a plantation drive in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district. A day after her assault, over 700 forest department personnel protested by conducting an addorestation drive at the same spot.

Brahmapuri tigress who killed two captured

June 01, 2019 4:11 am

The tigress was tranquilised near Koregaon village on Friday by a team comprising veterinary doctor Ravikant Khobragade, who darted the animal, according to a press note issued by the department. The Indian Express had reported about the intense human-tiger conflict in the Brahmapuri divisional forest in Chandrapur district last week.

Delhi: New projects, poor maintenance affect plantation drives

October 01, 2018 2:36 am

According to a senior forest department official, plantations, which are done by the forest department, survive the best. The government has ordered a third-party audit of other plantation sites in the city.

Forest dept finds 2,000 logs in pits at Golf Club

August 04, 2018 3:49 am

The Delhi government had received a complaint by two club members, alleging that close to 100 trees were felled without permission. The complaint said that the allegations made were substantiated during the investigation.

Grass is greener on the other side! Forest officials having a tough time as eight wild elephants stray into Andhra-Odisha border

April 04, 2018 9:25 pm

The herd had strayed into Patapatnam reserve forest area from Odisha and were moving between Patapatnam and Amudalavalsa in the Palakonda reserve forest region.

Hardlook: If a tree falls

June 25, 2018 4:27 pm

With the Delhi Metro’s expansion claiming 50,000 trees, the Forest Department was roped in to plant 5 lakh saplings as compensation. A visit to the plantation sites to see what happened next

Keep us in loop before acting against our men, says forest officer to Haryana DGP

May 20, 2017 2:01 pm

Two district forest department employees were arrested and more than 150 quintals of khair wood were recovered on April 6.

Told old trees release more carbon dioxide, bench seeks explanation

February 11, 2016 4:18 am

The statement was made by Tarun Johri, Conservator of Forests, defending the approvals granted by the forest department to cut full grown “old trees” in the city.


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.