Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022



The mystery of Maldives’ dying mangroves and India’s role in the quest to save them

February 11, 2022 6:08 pm

Alarmed by the fast-declining health of its crucial mangroves, the Maldives is desperately trying to save them, particularly one species which holds historical and cultural significance to its people. Helping the archipelagic nation is a team of scientists from India’s Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT).

Indonesia's batik-makers turn to mangroves as demand grows for eco-dyes

November 20, 2021 2:43 pm

Despite being duller than synthetic dyes, natural dyes are more environmentally sustainable and have a greater market value because of their quality and durability, according to Erwin Ardli, a mangrove ecologist at Jenderal Soedirman University in Indonesia

Maharashtra: 279 CCTV cameras to be installed in MMR to protect mangroves

September 07, 2021 4:51 am

The government will spend around Rs 35 crore for the programme, which will be completed in three phases.

Mangrove Foundation writes to govt, says ensure BMC complies with CRZ clearance conditions

November 05, 2020 10:05 am

An official said, “There is no mention of payment to be made in installments in the CRZ clearance. BMC was supposed to deposit the money on or before the commencement of the project.”

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.


World Earth Day 2021: Indian artists come together in support of Mumbai’s mangroves

April 22, 2021 10:15 am

Campaign #MakeArtforMumbaisMangroves highlights work by Svabhu Kohli, Afrah Shafiq, Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, Anjali Mehta, Mira Malhotra and Michelle Poonawalla amongst others