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Coimbatore is considered one of the hottest cities in India now, from being one of the most pleasant in the Country a long time back .Heavy deforestation, encroachment into forest lands etc, are the main reasons . One such example is Marudhamalai. 

There are around 90 elephant corridors in Tamilnadu . Marudhamalai range 

In a botched operation, a straying leopard was killed by police after foresters failed to tranquillize the animal at Shikaripara village in Banarhat on Sunday morning. The adult male animal had sneaked into the village, possibly from the nearby Khuttimari forest and taken shelter in a bamboo grove. 
Even as thousands

A sub-adult male tusker was rescued from a ditch at the Kumargram tea-garden in Buxa Tiger Reserve on Tuesday morning.

The tusker, around seven years old, fell into a 10 feet by 4 feet ditch while its herd was passing through the tea-garden. Foresters dug up the ditch to widen it, giving enough room to the pachyderm to

I wish some of India's sharper climate scientists and economists would play a more pro-active role on the climate change front. 

From what I have picked up from climate science papers, 2010 may well turn out to be the hottest year on record. People living in mismanaged urban India will discover this to their dismay just as

Rajkot: In a bizarre incident in a village in Kodinar taluka of Junagadh district, a leopard was cemented inside a concrete slab for last 20 days. It was discovered on Tuesday when it managed to break a brick. A major operation was carried out to rescue it.

According to sources, the incident was reported from Kadodara village

 Gandhinagar: In another startling revelation related to Gir lions, the state government stated in the Assembly on Thursday that 116 lions had died in Gir Sanctuary between January 2007 and January 2010. Of these, 108 are said to have died in the natural course and seven were hunted to death. The sanctuary, in the last census,

Ahmedabad: This is going to be a census that will be closely watched by many, given the fact that it is being conducted after a period that saw poaching incidents for the first time in Gir and when neighbour Madhya Pradesh became more aggressive in its demand for a share of the Asiatic lions.
The once-in-five-years census will

Siddis as tour guides in Gir

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

Ahmedabad: The next time you visit Junagadh, and find a person of African origin telling you about Panthera Leo Persica (Asiatic lion), do not be surprised. Gujarat government is training some 20 youths of the African Siddi tribe, settled in Gir forest, to speak English and become tour guides. They will also be trained in

Reality Check..

Posted by: Kavya on

Everyday seems to be a new discovery on what is actually happening with India's 'rich forests' and 'abundant' wildlife. Often quoted by websites that the country's ecosystem and biodiversity is enormous and beautiful, no doubt reassuring the mass public that 'All iz well'.

I sincerely applaud our environment minister Mr. Ramesh