THE forest department has said reports in a section of the media that tourists were blocking movement of tigers in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) should be seen in the context of increased interest in wildlife.
Located on the busy Laxmi Road,the 127-year-old Guruji Talim Mandal,has many USPs. Other than being the third of the Manache Ganapatis,it also houses the only idol where the diety is actually riding his vahana
The declaration of a new forest sanctuary in Maharashtra has upset Naxals,who have issued a pamphlet a few days ago alleging that this was a ploy to uproot tribals from the forest as the sanctuary doesnt have a single village inside it
Ballarpur Industries Limited that runs the Ballarpur Paper Mill in Chandrapur district,may have to give up its legal right to bamboo coupes in Gadchiroli where the government has granted community forest rights to villages.
Suddenly waking up to its dubious distinction as the state with the maximum reported cases of wildlife crime,senior Maharashtra Forest officials have been summoned to devise a concerted strategy to decisively curb the menace.