Environmental Issues

Avalanche kills seven in J&K’s Kulgam

Victims include five policemen; three others were rescued from under several feet of snow Seven people were found dead at the end of an over 18-hour-long operation on Friday to save 10 people who were trapped under several feet of snow when a major avalanche hit an installation near the …

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Chinna Thambi moves between boundaries

It roams near Amaravati riverside Unsuccessfully translocated wild elephant Chinna Thambi has been on the move, oscillating between Palani range of Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary and Amaravati Rage of Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), since 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Forest range officers and anti-poaching watchers from Amaravati, Palani and Udumalpet ranges are …

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HC seeks status report on Chinna Thambi

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Forest Department to file a status report on Monday listing the behavioural traits of 25-year-old Chinna Thambi, a translocated wild elephant of Thadagam valley near Coimbatore, and the steps taken so far to rehabilitate him. A Division Bench of Justices S. Manikumar …

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Train project will eat into forestland

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed train corridor project was accorded wildlife clearance on January 10, according to records of the meeting of the committee chaired by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Thane Creek Flamingo (TCF) Wildlife Sanctuary, which the project will eat into, came into being on August 2015 and …

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