Forest Department
News  /  Published 20.09.22

West Bengal forest dept to employ Gajamitras in pockets of south Bengal

The West Bengal Forest department will employ local youths as 'Gajamitras' (friends of elephants) in pockets of south Bengal where depredation by wild elephants is causing serious problems for...

News  /  Published 22.08.22

Unkempt Southern Avenue cries in despair

Many of the boulevards on Southern Avenue are maintained by charitable institutions and private companies. But the ones with tall weeds are maintained by the state forest department. State forest mini...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.08.22

Forest department recovers red panda, leopard skins in Siliguri, 3 arrested

West Bengal’s forest department personnel have arrested three Nepali nationals accused of smuggling animal skins in Siliguri on Monday night. “We recovered the skins of three wildlife ani...

News  /  Published 04.08.22

In pics: International Clouded Leopard Day, Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary…

A quick look at the day that was for Kolkata...
By My Kolkata Web Desk

News  /  Published 30.07.22

New Town gets a mini zoo spreading over 17 acres

A number of big cats and animals, some from the African savanna, will soon have a new home in New Town. The deer park near Eco Park’s gate number 6 has been converted into a mini zoo spread ove...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town


News  /  Published 14.07.22

West Bengal govt ties up with NGO for massive turtle conservation project

West Bengal has joined hands with a non-government organisation to carry out a crucial project for conservation of the species of turtle found in the state, officials said. The initiative, to be unde...
By PTI in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.07.22

Bird rescued in 8-hour operation in Dum Dum Park

A common mynah that had flown into a web of kite strings and electricity wires around 40 feet above the road in Dum Dum Park was rescued on Sunday in an operation that stretched more than eight hours....
By Snehal Sengupta in Dum Dum

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.06.22

Jharkhand plan to stop land degradation

The Jharkhand forest department will prepare a vision document within a month to stop land degradation and desertification by 2030. “We will notify a committee led by deputy director Jharkhand ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.22

Dooars: Drive to count tiger population

The state forest department on Thursday will commence estimation of population of tigers — the principal predator — and the herbivores — the prey base of tigers and co-predators like...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.04.22

Heat affects Dalma park

Water level at most of the natural reservoirs inside Dalma wildlife sanctuary has gone down owing to blistering heat and the situation would worsen if there is no shower relief in the days to come. T...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


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