An initiative to create a win-win situation for farmers, wildlife

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
farmers

Mangaluru: Farmers in Dakshina Kannada, especially on the foothills of the Western Ghats, have been constantly facing a threat from wild animals, including monkeys and boards, to their crops. The monkeys and wild boars targeted particularly arecanut, coconut, banana, cocoa and vegetable crops. One of the reasons attributed for their increasing attacks on farm land […]

Bird festival helps in creating awareness about birds

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Great-Indian-Bustards

Mangaluru : The Forest Department is framing an action plan to save Great Indian Bustard in Karnataka where its numbers are fast decreasing, said Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Punati Sridhar. Mr. Sridhar said only around 200 Great Indian Bustards were now present in the mid-Karnataka region. If no steps are taken, this bird […]

Minister calls upon citizens to support afforestation programme

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
‘Laksha Vriksha’

Mangaluru : Citizens should join hands with the government in protecting forests, said District In-charge Minister B Ramanath Rai. He was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Laksha Vriksha’ programme at Loyola Hall, St Aloysius College, on Monday. He stated that along with the Forest Department, it is the responsibility of the citizens to protect forests. A […]

Need to set up shark sanctuaries

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
shark sanctuaries

Mangaluru : With the shark population in the seas around the country showing signs of an “alarming” decline, conservation should focus on creating sanctuaries for the endangered marine animal, said speakers at the third mission on conservation of sharks held at Gold Pinch Hotel here on Thursday Nov 20. Based on the shark catch reported […]

Forest department to tap CSR funds to support tigers, ecology

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
ecology

Bangalore : The Forest and Environment Minister B Ramanath Rai on Friday said that forest department would invite companies to invest in ‘Support The Tiger’ programme, which was aimed at channelising corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds for forest conservation. “Under the new Companies Act, it is mandatory for companies to spend two per cent of […]

Seminar held on Western Ghats as sensitive eco-zone protective needs

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Western Ghats as sensitive eco-zone

Mangalore: Ecological experts and members of general public aware of ecological balance in nature, have discovered the Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive zone that deserves preservation and careful maintenance and have urged the state govt. to protect the long line of Western Ghats for its precious wildlife and trees, as also water sources. They […]

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