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Four bison died after being chased by villagers and forest officials at Banerhat, Dooars, on Sunday morning. The four were part of a herd of five bison that had strayed out of a forest early in the day. 

While two of the bison died of cardiac arrest after foresters fired tranquillizers at them, the third one succumbed to

The Mother of our Rivers

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

It was dry and very hot. At around 3.30 p.m. on a May day, temperatures hovered around 45 degrees C in the shade and the perspiration evaporated almost as fast as it appeared. But this did not bother me. From the bamboo thicket to our left we had heard the bell-like alarms of a sambar deer. A tiger was about.

Ten, fifteen,

Two days after a female elephant died after being hit by a speeding train at Banerhat in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district, a sub-adult female elephant was run over by a special train carrying BSF jawans from J&K to Guwahati in the early hours 2.10 am of Thursday. 

The accident occurred on the NJP-Alipurduar route between


 Dear Mr. President:

             At an Earth Day celebration at the White House on April 22nd, Mrs. Obama was asked whether there is an environmental issue of particular concern to the Obama family. This was her response:

             You know, we’re big tiger-savers, because Malia’s one issue for her father is saving

Ten Years Of Shock And Awe!

Posted by: Sameer K S on


This was my third Himalayan trek and I can safely say, this is one place on earth I would never get tired of. The first was with my father, who after a lot of persuasion convinced my mother to tag me along, the second time it was my cousins turn to care for me. Not to mention, both the times I was the youngest participant of




26/05/2010, E-con, Mumbai – The Mumbai chapter of NECEER’s “Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign” was jointly organized by E-con (Environmental - Consciousness) along with BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society) as a seminar at the auditorium of BNHS on 22nd May 2010. Technical Support was provided by “e-con talks”

Many questions will again be asked over impacts of tourism in Tiger Reserves. It has over & again been proved that tourism is a positive factor to conservation. But alarm bells are ringing loud in parks like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Corbett & a few others where mafia calls the shots with a section of corrupted foresters. Will

Foresters have caught as many as five tigers in the Sunderbans in the last four days. Of these, three had strayed into human habitat. Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR) officers have run along the length and breadth of Sunderbans for the last few days, with tigers lurking in villages adjoining the forest areas.    

On Thursday,

Bandhavgarh ....are we heading in the wrong direction.....


Folks..i have written about this in the past, and I write again..I firmly believe Bandhavarh is heading in the wrong direction....its a journey which is begun...we must, at all cost arrest this slide...numerous open questions cross my mind...they being..

 - Is the Park

A Tigress captured in the Sundarbans on May 18th had to be brought to the Alipore Zoo Hospital in Kolkata for treatment yesterday. The Big cat was trapped in the Netidhopani forest & was supposed to be fitted with a radio collar. But officials soon realised that the animal was ill & would not be able go bear the strain of

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