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Thursday, October 22, 2020



Mumbai: 2 booked for dumping construction debris into Kanjurmarg creek, destroying mangroves

February 12, 2020 1:45 am

During a night patrol on February 5, range forest officers (RFOs) had reportedly spotted a 10,000-litre capacity tanker dumping muck, debris and construction wastewater into a creek in Kanjurmarg.

Maharashtra: How a community came together to find purpose, jobs while saving marine life

February 03, 2020 6:51 am

Kalinje Ecotourism is a part of a community-based conservation initiative by Maharashtra’s Forest Department.

‘Not even 1% of mangroves notified as reserved forests have been encroached’

March 04, 2019 1:39 am

With mangroves under threat from infrastructure work and encroachments across the city, N Vasudevan, chief conservator of forests and joint president of the state mangrove committee, elaborates on the conservation efforts, community involvement and ushering a ‘blue-green revolution’ in the coastal belt of Maharashtra, in an interview with Sanjana Bhalerao.

Bombay High Court orders total freeze on mangrove destruction

September 18, 2018 2:08 am

The court said that a 50m buffer zone should be created around mangrove land in which no construction activity or dumping of debris should be permitted.

Maharashtra: Mangrove patches to be cleared of all encroachments by March

January 25, 2018 4:04 am

Guards from the Maharashtra Security Force have been deployed in the areas to prevent the encroachers from returning to the cleared patches.

Fisherwomen in Vengurla gear up for English speaking lessons; say it will boost ecotourism

October 09, 2017 3:11 am

The women, many of whom are graduates, have studied in the Marathi medium. They believe learning English will give their business a fresh boost.

Bombay HC gives nod to relocation of mangroves for JNPT project

January 16, 2016 3:15 am

The Bombay High Court has given its nod, subject to permissions required from the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

9 years after HC order, state mangroves yet to get ‘reserve forests’ tag

October 08, 2014 4:08 am

With mangrove cell having no jurisdiction until mangrove areas on government land are notified and transferred to the forest department.

A green cause

June 22, 2014 12:42 am

A group of 40 volunteers patrol a 1,000-hectare stretch of mangroves alongside the Eastern Express Highway daily.

Coastal authority seeks report from JNPT

April 08, 2014 3:04 am

JNPT claims all construction and activity undertaken by it is done only after receiving the necessary environmental clearance.