Meera Bhardwaj

Small hydropower projects disturbing the ecosystem in Western Ghats

Despite being promoted as cleaner and greener alternative, they have significant ecological impacts and cause alterations in stream geometry, water quality and freshwater fish communities.

05 Jun 2018

 Elephant corridor project: Karnataka seeks Rs 272 crore under CAMPA scheme 

The rising incidents of human-elephant conflict in Hasan district is likely to cause trouble for the project in the fragmented forest habitat.

07 Jun 2017

Activists, officials differ over fire in Kali reserve

Even as wildlife activists report fire in Phansoli and Kumbharwada wildlife ranges of Kali Tiger Reserve (KTR), the forest department has said that there are no reports of any forest fire in these ran

21 Mar 2017

Four sand boa poachers held in Kadur

Sand boa smuggling has been rampant in the state since the protected species fetch\ a high price in the international market.

20 Mar 2017

Sangam incident: Scared forest staff seek transfer

Forest staff, including deputy range forest officers, foresters, guards and watchers, faced people’s wrath after the death of a poacher

20 Mar 2017

Bears a brunt no longer in Karnataka

Dancing bears rescued from across the country find a home at at the sloth bear conservation project at Bannerghatta Biological Park.

19 Mar 2017

Black magic sees no red in Karnataka

Huge strides have been achieved in medical science and technology, but the dark tradition of black magic continues to find favour with many across Karnataka. The recent killing of a 10-year-old girl

19 Mar 2017

Making power while the sun shines

Mumbai-based solar power developing firm sets up India’s first solar farm in Karnataka.

18 Mar 2017

Forest officials attacked over poacher death

One anti-poaching camp, forest check post were set on fire

18 Mar 2017

No thought given to wildlife protection

The state budget dismally fails to address the prevailing problems in protection of wildlife and forests and the severe shortage of staff in the Forest Department at the field level.

16 Mar 2017

A budget for all castes

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s budget for 2017-18 may be termed ‘social engineering is at its best’, with sizeable allocations, announcements, proposal of new schemes and matching grants for different

16 Mar 2017

Black magic: Dark tradition still has takers in Karnataka

Recent incident of a 10-year-old being allegedly sacrificed for black magic brings into focus age-old practices that are still prevalent in certain pockets of K’taka.

15 Mar 2017

Shivamogga forest fire now under control

Even as Bandipur and other tiger reserves were ravaged by forest fires recently, in Shettyhalli, Sakrebailu and Hanagere wildlife areas of Shivamogga district, ground forest fires which occurred over

15 Mar 2017

Poachers strike in Tanigebailu again

Tanigebailu Range of Bhadra Tiger Reserve, which has been in the news for the last two months for discovery of one of the biggest poaching networks in the state, once again witnessed hunting and killi

12 Mar 2017

Illegal power lines in sanctuary attract dept’s ire

With approval still pending from the state forest department and the National Board of Wildlife, two villages of Hemmadaga and Degaon have been provided power in the name of development within the Bhi

11 Mar 2017