Category: Environment & Forest

Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal becomes second home for endangered Barasingha

Lalit Shastri The wildlife Wing of Madhya Pradesh forest department, with active participation of the Kanha Tiger Reserve and Bhopal’s Van Vihar National Park staff has achieved major success by relocating 7 of the hard ground central Indian barasingha from Kanha to Van Vihar. This is a significant step towards conservation of the ground swamp

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Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in terms of overall loss was Cyclone Hudhud in India. Around 7,700 people lost their lives in natural catastrophes. “Though tragic in

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A loud and clear message from T3-the Panna Tiger

Lalit Shastri One salutes the indefatigable spirit of T3-the tiger, who has become a mascot for the ambitious Panna Tiger Reintroduction Project being carried out to repopulate the Panna Tiger Reserve with Tigers. This project was taken up since not a single big cat was left in this habitat in 2009. T3 is a true

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T3-the real hero of Panna Tiger Reserve

Lalit Shastri December 26 has special significance for the Panna Tiger Reserve management and staff because on this day in 2009, T3–the male tiger relocated from Pench to repopulate this habitat, was located, tranquilised and brought back by the Panna team 30 days after the big cat started moving in the South direction and travelled

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Bhopal: The Disaster continues

Lalit Shastri Bhopal, Dec. 2: The Bhopal gas disaster and several issues linked with it continue to present a disastrous and gloomy picture even thirty years after the state capital was struck by the worst industrial catastrophe that claimed thousands of lives and left more than a hundred thousand others critically wounded and affected by

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Joy of Birding

Lalit Shastri It was a bright sunny afternoon; the year was 1998; some time in April, when I heard a pleasant trilling sound of a bird just outside my window as I worked on my news story of the day. At that time I was working for The Hindu as Principal Correspondent for Madhya Pradesh

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