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Study shows increase in overall mangrove forest cover by 48.79 sq km: Forest dept

March 04, 2021 12:03 am

The mangrove cell said the reduction in sparse mangrove cover depicted a big conversion of sparse to dense mangrove. "Total increase in mangrove forest is found to be 48.79 sq km for all districts," read the report.

Mangrove plantation drive to be taken up in 10 locations

July 31, 2019 1:48 am

According to data from the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MRSAC), 14 hectares of mangrove cover had been lost either due to destruction, encroachment or dumping of debris over the last 14 years.

Maharashtra: Work on building walls to stop enroachment on mangroves begins

August 18, 2018 2:02 am

The Cell will construct walls all along the mangrove forests in Mumbai. The walls will be constructed on the landward side, at a maximum distance of 50 metres from the mangroves.

Navi Mumbai International Airport: CIDCO plans plantation of mangroves on 615 hectares

July 26, 2017 2:45 am

In one of the conditions laid down to receive clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the CIDCO is required to make up for the loss of mangroves during construction. The cover would make up for the loss of 160 hectares of mangroves in the area, officials said.

Maharashtra: Ex-NCP chief booked for ‘destroying’ mangroves

May 18, 2016 1:21 am

FIR says he violated Environment Protection Act by constructing road, laying paver blocks within 50 m of mangroves

Act against Essel Group, fishermen’s association tells suburban collector

April 28, 2014 2:00 am

Gorai fishermen have alleged that mangroves on around 60 acres had been cleared by Essel Group for providing garden and parking area for a hotel project

Forest dept, CIDCO plan mangrove wetland centre in Navi Mumbai

April 14, 2014 1:31 am

The mangrove cell is also planning to start the western coast’s first marine interpretation centre at Airoli.

New list of endangered animals,plants likely soon

September 24, 2012 3:10 am

The state government may soon come out with a new list of critically endangered,endangered,vulnerable and threatened birds,animals and plants as well as biodiversity heritage sites (BHS) of Gujarat.

PMO seeks quick decision on Navi Mumbai airport project

September 08, 2010 2:10 am

Jairam's panel wants CIDCO to look at option of runway on stilts to save mangroves,says no to airport hotel.