Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

New Delhi: The illegal felling of trees especially around the Taj Mahal is serious, and the NGT isn’t going to let anyone get away with it. A former Agra Divisional Forest Officer had allegedly cut 8,000 trees in Babarpur and around 4,000 trees in 500-metre-radius of the Taj Mahal, which is an eco-sensitive zone. The National […]

Elephant Menace riles locals in Assam

Elephant Menace riles locals in Assam

GUWAHATI: Tension prevailed in Goalpara district after locals blocked a highway on Saturday protesting against the Forest Department’s failure to control elephant attacks on villages that led to the death of three members of a family. Three members of a family — two women and a baby — were killed after a wild elephant raided […]

Chinese dragon devours world’s forests for fancy chairs

Chinese dragon devours world’s forests for fancy chairs

While China clamps down on logging within its borders, illegal Chinese loggers are merrily felling the world’s forests  for the sake of teak floors and fancy chairs, says a report on ‘global post’. In late July, 153 Chinese nationals were handed life sentences for illegal logging in Burma’s northernmost Kachin state, a region abundant with […]