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Agarwood is used in incense, perfume, and small carvings.

Tripura To Have Research Centre For Promoting Agar trade

The Forest department is in talks with the Industries and Commerce department to get a suitable place for setting up AITRC, Agarwal said. NTFP Centre of Excellence has also been working on setting up a local agar market in...

14 September 2022

Lioness In Tamil Nadu Zoo Dies Of Coronavirus, Nine Others Infected

Lioness Dies After Touching Electric Fence At Gujarat Farm; Two Held

Two farmers were arrested in connection with the death of a lioness who came into contact with an electric fence erected around their farmland at Untwala village in Gujarat's Amreli district, a Forest department official...


Instructions Given To Stop Mining Activities In Bharatpur's Pasopa Village: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said instructions have been issued by the government to stop all mining activities in the area, adding that the land will be transferred to the forest department.


Wild Elephant

Man Killed By Wild Elephant In Jhargram, Seventh Death In 15 Days

A 46-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in West Bengal's Jhargram district on Wednesday, police said.

07 September 2022

3 Booked For Cutting Down Old Tree That Nested Several Birds

The forest department in Buduan has registered a case against three people for cutting down an old tree that allegedly resulted in the death of a large number of birds nesting on it.  


Over 80 Displaced Animals, Birds Rescued Amid Heavy Rains In Mumbai

At least 88 different species of animals, birds and reptiles were rescued from different parts of the city and its adjoining areas in three days, a forest official said.

17 July 2022

The policy has made the tree transplantation process more scientific

Just 37% Transplanted Trees Survived In Delhi Despite Policy Implementation: Forest Department

According to the Delhi government's tree transplantation policy notified in December 2020, agencies concerned have to transplant a minimum of 80 percent of the trees affected by their development works. The benchmark tree...

30 August 2022

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Peepal, Banyan Trees To Be Planted On Banks Of 2,200 Ponds In Haryana Under Amrit Sarovar Abhiyan

The Forest department has set a target of planting two crore saplings this time. Of these, 30 lakh saplings will be provided free of cost to the people of Haryana, said Kanwar Pal on Friday.

15 July 2022

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14 July 2022
Environment Minister Gopal Rai Reviews Progress Of Mega Plantation Drive In Delhi

Environment Minister Gopal Rai Reviews Progress Of Mega Plantation Drive In Delhi

The Centre had given the Delhi government a target of planting 28 lakh saplings in 2021-22. Delhi ended up planting 35 lakh saplings.


11 June 2022
Mohanlal To Face Trial For Possession Of Illegal Ivory

Mohanlal To Face Trial For Possession Of Illegal Ivory

Mohanlal will face trial in the wildlife crime case filed against him for illegally possessing ivory.


04 June 2022
Elephant tramples man to death in Assam

Elephant tramples man to death in Assam

A man was trampled to death in the Nagoan District of Assam on June 4. This has led to an increase in the security of the area.


23 May 2022
Explained: Why Are Forest Fire Threats Growing In North India?

Explained: Why Are Forest Fire Threats Growing In North India?

Though the forest departments continue to trust traditional methods over technology, reduced participation of local communities in forest protection has...


21 May 2022
Leopard Dies After Being Rescued From UP Village

Leopard Dies After Being Rescued From UP Village

A two-year-old leopard, that strayed into a village here, died while being shifted to a forest, an official said on Saturday.


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13 May 2022
Maharashtra: Leopard Attack Frequency Rises, Angry Villagers Hold Forest Staffers 'Hostage'

Maharashtra: Leopard Attack Frequency Rises, Angry Villagers Hold Forest Staffers 'Hostage'

Frequent incidents of attacks on humans by leopards  over the past couple of months had triggered huge panic and unrest among the local residents.


13 May 2022
Maharashtra: Forest Department Captures Leopardess Days After Villagers Hold Staffers 'Hostage' Over Growing Attacks By Felines

Maharashtra: Forest Department Captures Leopardess Days After Villagers Hold Staffers 'Hostage' Over Growing Attacks By Felines

However, when a forest ranger and five other personnel of the department reached the spot some time later, the angry villagers held them hostage for a few...


12 May 2022
Delhi Government To Plant 10L Saplings To Improve City's Green Cover

Delhi Government To Plant 10L Saplings To Improve City's Green Cover

The budget was approved during the meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) held recently.  "The Kejriwal government is determined to provide clean...


11 May 2022
DFO Issues Showcause Notice To DRM Over Death Of Elephant On Railway Track

DFO Issues Showcause Notice To DRM Over Death Of Elephant On Railway Track

The Forest department had already apprised the DRM about the movement of the elephants through that particular section of East Central Railway.


27 April 2022
MP: Case against bureaucrat as IRS officer wife accuses him of dowry harassment

MP: Case against bureaucrat as IRS officer wife accuses him of dowry harassment

The Madhya Pradesh police have registered a case against a 38-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer after his wife, a government officer,...


26 April 2022
Delhi Govt To Develop Four World-Class City Forests: Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Delhi Govt To Develop Four World-Class City Forests: Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Once developed, these four city forests will only undertake eco-friendly developmental work


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10 April 2022
3 people killed in elephant attacks in Chhattisgarh

3 people killed in elephant attacks in Chhattisgarh

Two women and a man were killed in separate incidents of elephant attack in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district, a forest department official said on Sunday. On...


05 March 2022
First phase of tiger census work complete in Uttarakhand: Head of Forest Force

First phase of tiger census work complete in Uttarakhand: Head of Forest Force

Of the 1,798 camera traps, 1,034 have been set up in the Corbett Tiger Reserve and 764 in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Kumar said.


11 February 2022
Chhattisgarh: Woman Killed By Wild Elephant In Surajpur

Chhattisgarh: Woman Killed By Wild Elephant In Surajpur

In addition to the latest casualty, the pachyderm named Pyare has killed 48 people since 2014 in Surajpur and neighbouring districts.


09 February 2022
Implement Ban On Movement Of Vehicles In Tiger Reserve Area: HC

Implement Ban On Movement Of Vehicles In Tiger Reserve Area: HC

The petitioner claimed that 155 wild animals, including 71 spotted deer, 55 peacocks and eight leopards, were killed in road accidents on the stretch in the...


27 January 2022
Leopard On Prowl Again; Attacks Two In Tirupur

Leopard On Prowl Again; Attacks Two In Tirupur

Despite placing three cages and 15 cameras, the Forest department personnel failed in their mission to either trap or tranquilise the animal as it shifted the...


07 December 2021
Madhya Pradesh Forest Officials Finds Out Injured Leopard Cub After Sixth Day Of Disappearance From Indore Zoo Premises

Madhya Pradesh Forest Officials Finds Out Injured Leopard Cub After Sixth Day Of Disappearance From Indore Zoo Premises

According to eye-witnesses, the forest department's office, where the cub was found, is about 3 km from the zoo.


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