Flaws in Haryana Government’s order demanding demolition of Khori Gaon Jhuggis

Synopsis: The Haryana government’s order demanding the demolition of Khori Gaon Jhuggis is surrounded by multiple flaws. It would result in brutal violations of human rights. Therefore, the government should provide alternative land and reasonable facilities to those facing eviction. Background: The Haryana government has ordered to break 10,000 jhuggis in Khori Gaon without providing… Continue reading Flaws in Haryana Government’s order demanding demolition of Khori Gaon Jhuggis

SC refuses to stay demolition of settlements in “Aravalli range” in Haryana

What is the News? The Supreme Court of India has refused to stop the demolition of over 10,000 settlements encroaching on forests in the Aravalli range in Haryana’s Faridabad district. What was the case about? Public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the demolition of the settlements. The petitioners… Continue reading SC refuses to stay demolition of settlements in “Aravalli range” in Haryana

Maharashtra’s “Chandrapur” district is a hotbed for human-animal conflict

What is the News? Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district has seen 22 deaths from tiger attacks in 2021. However, the Central Chanda divisional forest area has kept the numbers down to two only. Tigers in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra: Chandrapur accounts for as many as 200 of Maharashtra’s 311 tigers. Under this, the Central Chanda area is… Continue reading Maharashtra’s “Chandrapur” district is a hotbed for human-animal conflict

Issues with NTCA Circular on Shutting Down Tourism in Tiger Reserves

Synopsis: The recent NTCA Circular on tiger reserves shut down the tourism activities in tiger reserves. But the circular needs course correction. Introduction: India’s Project Tiger program is a globally successful initiative to conserve tigers. At present, India has 51 tiger reserves now boasts of at least 3,000 tigers. The entire country is gearing up… Continue reading Issues with NTCA Circular on Shutting Down Tourism in Tiger Reserves

“Srivilliputhur-Mudumalai Tiger Reserve” and “Vaigai River”

What is the news? The declaration of the Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu can rejuvenate Vaigai, India’s heritage river. Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve will be the 5th tiger reserve of Tamil Nadu. The other four are: Mudumalai (MTR) Anamalai (ATR) Sathyamangalam (STR) Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) About Vaigai River:… Continue reading “Srivilliputhur-Mudumalai Tiger Reserve” and “Vaigai River”

Declining “forest bird species” in Western Himalayan region

What is the News? According to research published in Global Ecology and Conservation, there has been a decline in forest bird species in the Western Himalayas Region. Note: The State of Uttarakhand has extremely cold winters and pleasant summers. It is home to the Western Himalayan temperate forests. These forests harbour a large number of… Continue reading Declining “forest bird species” in Western Himalayan region

“Banni Grasslands” -NGT Upholds Rights of Maldharis

What is the News? The National Green Tribunal(NGT) has ordered all encroachments to be removed from Gujarat’s Banni grasslands within six months. Further, NGT directed a joint committee to prepare an action plan in a month. The court also said the Maldharis will continue to hold the right to conserve the community forests in the… Continue reading “Banni Grasslands” -NGT Upholds Rights of Maldharis

Odisha Government Proposes “Mahendragiri Biosphere Reserve”

What is the news The Odisha government submits a proposal to establish the Mahendragiri biosphere reserve. It is the 2nd biosphere reserve in the state and situated in the southern part of the state at Mahendragiri hill ecosystem. Note: Similipal Biosphere Reserve was Odisha’s first such reserve and was notified in 1996. About Mahendragiri Biosphere… Continue reading Odisha Government Proposes “Mahendragiri Biosphere Reserve”

“Pong Dam wildlife sanctuary” – 27 Migratory Birds Found Dead

What is the news? As many as 27 migratory birds died on account of avian influenza in Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary. Click Here to Read about Avian Influenza About Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary or Pong Dam Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake is in Himachal Pradesh. Created in: The dam… Continue reading “Pong Dam wildlife sanctuary” – 27 Migratory Birds Found Dead

“Tiger Reserves” in India

What is the News? Six tigers are unaccounted for in the Ranthambore tiger reserves in Rajasthan, since March 2020. But State officials are not willing to label them as missing. NTCA has constituted a committee in this regard. About Tiger Reserves: Tiger Reserves are areas of protection for tigers. They aim to conserve the habitat… Continue reading “Tiger Reserves” in India