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Doubling of rail track: Goans claim victory as apex court sets aside clearances for project

May 10, 2022 5:43 am

The midnight protest was staged days after the railway authorities started laying tracks at a village in South Goa.

Goa-Tamnar power line project: SC accepts panel recommendation against cutting forest area

April 08, 2022 8:45 am

The Committee had said the move will “help save the previous forest cover and wildlife in the ecologically fragile and biodiversity rich Western Ghats”.

Risking their lives, for little pay, to guard India’s forests

February 21, 2022 6:59 pm

Braving tigers and other dangers, frontline workers face difficult working conditions as they try to keep the peace between humans and wildlife.

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil calls Kasturirangan panel report 'faulty and unscientific'

December 08, 2021 6:34 pm

He said that the report prepared by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel was a pro-nature, pro-people report based on sound scientific information and feedback from central and state governments, zilla parishads, gram panchayats and people.

Explained: Why implementation of the recommendations of Kasturirangan Committee in Western Ghats is important

December 09, 2021 9:36 am

The Kasturirangan committee report proposes 37 per cent of the total area of Western Ghats, which is roughly 60,000 square kilometres, to be declared as eco-sensitive area (ESA).

Karnataka is opposed to implementation of Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats, CM informs Centre

December 04, 2021 9:44 pm

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said that declaring Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive zone would adversely affect the livelihood of people in the region.

Things getting worse in Western Ghats, says ecologist Madhav Gadgil

October 19, 2021 5:59 pm

Gadgil, while blaming the ecologically damaging activities like stone quarrying for disasters happening in Western Ghats, dismissed the suggestion that the time is over for implementing the report to protect the hills.

Experts raise concerns over proposed amendments to Forest Act, say move will affect Western Ghats

October 14, 2021 6:00 pm

One of the proposals of the ministry is to add a clause to make offences non-bailable with increased penalties including imprisonment up to one year.

Study led by Pune researchers discovers three diatom species along northern Western Ghats

September 29, 2021 10:06 am

The three diatom species identified under genus Stauroneis Ehrenberg are —Stauroneis datarii, Stauroneis bahlsii and Stauroneis hamiltonii.

Karnataka’s Mandalpatti Hills get covered by rare flowers which bloom once every 12 years

August 20, 2021 2:12 pm

Neelakurinji -- also known as Strobilanthes kunthiana -- bloom once every 12 years, and belong to a shrub found in the Shola forests of the Western Ghats in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.


Meet the 'dancing' frogs of the Western Ghats

May 10, 2014 9:13 am

14 new species of so-called dancing frogs have been found in the jungles of southern India.