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Sanjay Gandhi National Park


Mumbai: Not much has changed at SGNP 25 years after HC ordered removal of encroachment

May 07, 2022 7:54 am

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is spread over 103 sq km and extends from Thane to Borivali on the east-west side, and Goregaon to Dahisar on the north-south side. These slums are largely on the park’s periphery.

Two days, 30 people, one mission: Get this leopard’s head out of plastic water can

February 16, 2022 7:12 am

For a leopard in Maharashtra’s Thane district, this nightmare scenario played out for real, till over over 30 people — from animal welfare groups to forest officials, local administration to villagers — joined hands for a search and rescue mission that took about 48 hours.

Third leopard radio-collared in Mumbai

January 22, 2022 7:38 am

🔴 ‘Kranti’ became the third leopard to be fitted with a radio collar at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) under the two-year project.

Leopard found dead at Yeoor range of SGNP

January 20, 2022 8:02 am

🔴 The findings were suggestive of blunt trauma (probably due to falling from a height) resulting in the rupture of the liver, leading to internal haemorrhage and subsequent hypovolemic shock.”

Set up panel to find alternate site for rehabilitation of tribals of SGNP: Uddhav Thackeray

October 01, 2021 8:15 am

Thackeray also instructed that a high-level committee should be set up under the chairmanship of Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray to find an alternate site.

Work on animal passage corridor over SNGP and TWS to start in November

September 27, 2021 1:24 am

The overpass will be similar to Singapore Animal Overpass

Bhakti Park Udyan: A green gem hidden away in Mumbai’s eastern suburb

September 06, 2021 4:34 pm

This column is a tour of Mumbai through some of these neighbourhood gardens, parks and grounds which citizens have fought for and guard jealously. The series kicks off with Bhakti Park Udyan.

Nitin Raut asks AEML to provide electricity to SGNP slum dwellers

August 25, 2021 11:32 pm

However, a court on May 7, 1997, had ordered the slum dwellers in SGNP to be removed from the forest land as most of them are encroachers. SGNP Director G Mallikarjun did not comment on the issue.

SGNP financial crisis: Park yet to get nearly Rs 176 cr as mitigation funds, reveals RTI plea

July 31, 2021 8:43 pm

When the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) sanctions a project in the eco sensitive zone of the SGNP or any other protected area, two per cent of the project cost has to be given to a mitigation funds.

Animal adoption scheme at Mumbai's Sanjay Gandhi National Park open again

July 28, 2021 1:23 pm

As per the scheme, a tiger can be adopted at a yearly fee of Rs 3.10 lakh, lion Rs 3 lakh, leopard Rs 1.20 lakh, rusty-spotted cat Rs 50,000, blue bull Rs 30,000, spotted deer Rs 20,000 and barking deer Rs 10,000.


Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Inside urban Mumbai's jungle

December 21, 2015 12:05 pm

Inside Mumbai’s SGNP, one finds the usual fauna of the jungle sharing space with unusual fauna like joggers, cyclists, fruit-sellers, bhelpuri vendors and picnickers.

Leopards roam Mumbai’s western suburbs

June 30, 2015 3:15 pm

Around 35 leopards roam Mumbai’s western suburbs in a 140 sq km area including the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali and Aarey.