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Forest Department


Karnataka Forest Department refuses nod to road passing through Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

September 15, 2021 7:07 am

The department said that the construction of the road would violate the Forest Conservation Act.

Armour suits to batons: Forest dept staff get protection in Delhi

September 14, 2021 8:08 am

A forest department official said instances of stone pelting and violence against staffers in the South division had become increasingly frequent when attempts were made to clear encroachments from forest land.

Elephant Rivaldo didn't come back, instead happier in forest: TN Forest department

August 14, 2021 8:11 am

The counter was filed in response to a PIL from S Muralidharan, founder trustee of Indian Centre for Animal Rights and Education, who alleged Rivaldo has come back to Vazhaithotttam.

Gujarat: Engineer seeks people’s help to transplant trees during widening of two state highways

August 08, 2021 9:48 pm

Vivek Goswami has been using social media platforms and groups of nature enthusiasts, appealing for help to save around 150 trees that are likely to be cut for the widening of SH 109 from 7.5 metres to 10 metres and SH 110 from 5.5 metres to 10 metres.

Medicinal plants a hit in forest dept’s plant distribution drive

July 22, 2021 6:30 am

Over 19,320 plants have been distributed since, most of which are medicinal in nature.

NGT directs Punjab Forest dept to conduct probe into death of 400 parrots at Faridkot

July 13, 2021 2:07 pm

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by an advocate seeking a direction to prevent death of parrots in the compound of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot which appeared to be on account of spray of some chemicals.

Punjab: Two employees of forest department booked for misplacing important files

July 09, 2021 10:57 pm

Sources in the forest department said that the missing files may be an indicator of a major scam in the department.

After monkey’s outing on Blue Line, Delhi metro to consult forest department

June 23, 2021 9:04 am

Last Saturday, a video clip showing a monkey travelling inside a Metro train on the Blue Line had gone viral.

Haryana to merge personnel of wildlife and forest wings into one cadre

April 08, 2021 10:08 am

The move is being implemented to tackle the acute shortage of manpower in both the wings, which have been working independently since the beginning.

Delhi: Forest dept told to produce satellite images of Ridges to show forest growth

April 01, 2021 1:57 am

Justice Najmi Waziri in an order said lakhs of trees having a nursery life of at least three years have been supplied by litigants in various civil and criminal cases on court orders and their cost runs in crores of rupees.


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.