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'Stones pelted at leopard led to attack in Chiplun'

Mumbai, Dec. 15 -- An incident involving an injured sub-adult leopard and villages in Chiplun, Ratnagiri, has brought to the fore the escalating issue of wildlife habitat destruction and human-animal ... Read More


Forest fires raging in state, increase by 109% in 3 yrs

Mumbai, Dec. 15 -- The number of forest fires in the state increased by 109% this year from 2016. Maharashtra ranked second in India after Madhya Pradesh when it came to forest fires reported in 2018,... Read More


Temperatures rise after cool week; warm days ahead in Mumbai, says IMD

Mumbai, Dec. 15 -- After a week of cool weather, the city recorded a spike in both day and night temperatures on Friday. The Santacruz weather station recorded the minimum temperature at 20.8 degrees... Read More


AGENCIES TOLD TO MARK 50M BUFFER ZONES FOR MANGROVES

Mumbai, Dec. 14 -- Three months after the Bombay HC directed the state to take steps to preserve mangroves, the suburban collector's office issued directionstovarious departments to begin demarcating ... Read More


After Aarey blaze, minister tells dept to draw a 'fire line'

Mumbai, Dec. 14 -- After frequent fires around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), the state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar directed officials to draw a fire line around it to prevent the spread o... Read More


Green light for wall around mangroves

Mumbai, Dec. 14 -- The construction of 10-feet walls along vulnerable and environmentally crucial mangroveforests across the city can now begin after the state mangrove cell received its final clearan... Read More


Mumbai gets nod to build 10-foot walls to protect mangroves

Mumbai, Dec. 13 -- The construction of 10-feet walls along vulnerable and environmentally crucial mangrove forests across the city can now begin after the state mangrove cell received its final cleara... Read More


Agencies told to mark 50 metre buffer zones for Mumbai's mangroves

Mumbai, Dec. 13 -- Three months after the Bombay HC directed the state to take steps to preserve mangroves, the suburban collector's office issued directions to various departments to begin demarcatin... Read More


HC prohibits tree felling in Dodamarg again

Mumbai, Dec. 13 -- The Bombay high court (HC) has prohibited tree felling in the Dodamarg belt, a tiger and elephant corridor that connects Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Kolhapur in Maharashtra to... Read More


State to file police complaint against hunter who shot T-1

Mumbai, Dec. 13 -- Following a string of reports from the Centre, state and regional forensic lab regarding tigress T-1 or Avni's death, the Maharashtra State Veterinary Council (MSVC) has decided to ... Read More