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Sanjay Gandhi National Park


Maharashtra: Habitat loss due to infra projects - 1 kilometre long animal overpass proposed between SGNP & TWS

January 22, 2020 4:01 am

While approving the bullet train project last year, the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) had asked the state government to prepare a detailed plan providing a passage for animals.

Natural history society to study effects of project on Sanjay Gandhi National Park’s bio-diversity

October 31, 2019 1:42 am

The BMC is expected to spend Rs 4,000 crore on the 14-km-long GMLR project, which will be the third such link road to improve the east-west connectivity.

Mumbai: 12-yr-old tiger suffering from cancer dies in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

May 30, 2019 1:16 am

The tiger, Yash, was suffering from embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and had been operated upon in August 2018 and March this year to remove a granuloma, a type of tumor on its lips, officials said. “The male tiger was born in 2008 to Basanti and Palash and had a growth on its face, for which it was being treated,” Chief Conservator of Forest said.

Forest dept survey: 47 leopards in Mumbai's Sanjay Gandhi National Park, nearby areas

March 28, 2019 2:54 am

Six more sightings since last year; in all, 22 of 47 sightings are fresh

Realty slump to delay Sanjay Gandhi National Park slum rehab project

December 28, 2018 2:14 am

According to the plan, the selected contractor will receive no monetary reimbursements, instead get TDR (Transferable Development Right) certificates, also known as the currency of Mumbai’s realty market.

Why the nature park is vital to Mumbai’s environment

March 22, 2018 2:22 am

Spread over 15 hectares, the MNP is home to over 158 varieties of birds, 85 species of butterflies, 30 spider varieties and 32 kinds of reptiles. This wide biodiversity makes it a “natural laboratory” for researchers.

Maharashtra: Suspected 'man-made' fire breaks out at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, no casualties reported

March 14, 2018 12:11 am

According to the local residents, the fires are occurring since Monday. "We have been calling the fire department. Although the fire has never been big, the frequency is too high. There is definitely some foul play involved," said Harish Shore, a resident of one of the societies near SGNP.

Watch video: Leopard enters girls hostel in Mumbai, attacks dog

June 14, 2017 12:15 pm

The girls hostel of Bombay Veterinary college is in the neighborhood of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Reportedly, a lot of wild animals are seen roaming near the campus.

At SGNP, Mumbaikars enjoy a night under the stars, into the wild

April 18, 2016 8:41 am

Conducted by Nature Information Centre (NIC), the event was attended about 25 people, mostly parents with their school children, and college goers.

Kanheri caves: An ancient tale left untold

April 11, 2016 1:39 am

Kanheri, credited with the largest number of cave excavations on a single hill, is a ticketed monument protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).


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.