Environment News

Critically endangered turtle rescued in Dhubri

Assam: Critically endangered turtle rescued in Dhubri

Mar 21, 2023

On the auspicious occasion of International Forest Day, a vulnerable turtle has been rescued from a pond in the Motirchar area of Dhubri district on March 21.

File photo of an adult tiger spotted in Namdapha, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal: Tiger spotted in Namdapha National Park after 8 years

Feb 11, 2023

Forest officials were excited when they spotted a tiger in Arunachal’s Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve in Changlang district on February 10.

File photo of Photo of Yaral Pat wetland in Manipur

Manipur State Wetland Authority selects seven wetlands for its conservation

Feb 02, 2023

Manipur State Wetland Authority had selected seven wetlands for its restoration under Wetlands (Management and Conservation) Rules 2017.

Assam: Migratory birds found poisoned in Jorhat's Barsala Beel, environmentalists raise concerns over birds' safety

Jan 17, 2023

Visitors, environment activists have stumbled upon carcasses of migratory birds in Jorhat’s Barsala Beel and have raised concerns over the safety of these winged creatures.

community fishing at Deepor Beel

Defying orders people indulge in community fishing at Deepor Beel

Jan 08, 2023

However, many people indulged in community fishing at Deepor Beel from wee hours of January 8. During fishing season fishing starts as early as 4.30 am in the morning.

Photo credit: Dr Leons Mathew Abraham

Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival celebrates winter migration of birds 

Jan 04, 2023

A four-day ‘Deepor Beel Winter Birding Festival’ to celebrate the winter migration of birds to our region. It will continue till January 17 in different sections of Deepor Beel

Nagaland Christmas birding challege

How Nagaland Christmas Birding Challenge is helping young birdwatchers

Dec 26, 2022

Talking exclusively to IndiaTodayNE, Lansothung Lotha, a Range Forest Officer shared some inputs as to how this event is helping young birdwatchers from the state and the purpose behind this one-of-a-kind event.

Deepor Beel

Higher dissolved solids and concentration of heavy metals in Deepor Beel: Reports

Dec 24, 2022

Higher concentration of heavy metals also has been a major concern for environmentalists and locals residing beside the Ramsar site. Migratory birds thrive at sites and various types of amphibians are also found at Deepor Beel. Locals beside the site also depend upon the beel for its resources like fish.

Swamp Grass-babbler (Laticilla cinerascens)

Assam: Burning, clearing imperils grassland birds of Brahmaputra floodplains

Dec 17, 2022

Over the last 45 years, the mosaic of grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture patches has been converted to either tea gardens or contiguous agriculture areas in most of the districts of Assam. Population growth has led to the expansion of urban and suburban areas in Kamrup, Dhubri, Majuli and Tinsukia.

Guwahati Air Quality Index shows alarming trend

Assam: Guwahati’s air quality dips to ‘poor’ category, sends alarm bell ringing on degrading health

Dec 15, 2022

Guwahati has shown a significant dip in air quality with the Index Value showing 230 with prominent pollutants displayed as PM 2.5 levels.

Assam: 800 trees chopped off to pave way for laying down of Oil India pipeline in Dehing Patkai National Park

Dec 08, 2022

At a time when the forest department should have given more importance to the safety and protection of the national park and its vibrant species of birds and animals, instead the destruction has already begun under the patronage of the forest department.

Winged visitors flocking to D'Ering Wildlife Sanctuary in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal’s D'Ering Wildlife Sanctuary regaining its lost glory by the advent of winged visitors

Nov 29, 2022

Several flocks of birds, most of which are migratory from Siberia and Mongolia, were seen in the various water bodies of the Sanctuary from the second week of November 2022.

Assam: Wild animals moving freely in Kaziranga, tourists left in amazement by rare sightings

Nov 01, 2022

The Kaziranga National Park which opened for tourists on October 2 this year, has caught the attention of nature lovers where one wild animal after the other has been making a rare appearance, unperturbed by the presence of humans near their proximity.

White-winged wood duck

Assam’s state bird white-winged wood duck on the verge of extinction

Oct 31, 2022

Only 800 individuals of the white-winged wood duck are thought to be left in the wild, with 450 of them known to exist in India. This species is only found in the northeastern states of India

Manoj Gogoi with the hornbill

Assam man gives new wings to oriental pied hornbill dying in Kaziranga

Oct 24, 2022

A dying Oriental Pied Hornbill is currently preparing to fly into the open sky after getting his life in the hands of nature lover Manoj Gogoi.

Amur Falcons

Manipur’s Tamenglong district welcomes the arrival of Amur Falcons in large numbers

Oct 24, 2022

The group of migratory birds will remain in Manipur and Nagaland till the end of November and fly back to Africa in a non-stop flight covering over 20,000 km, said a forest department official.

Diwali 2022: Birds flee en masse from fireworks in Assam’s Guwahati

Oct 23, 2022

A viral video on October 22, showed fireworks causing severe damage to birds. In Guwahati, hundreds of birds were observed fleeing from a tree

Meghalaya governor BD Mishra

State government committed to prioritize environment conservation efforts: Meghalaya Governor BD Mishra

Oct 10, 2022

Addressing the 70th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Guwahati, the Meghalaya Governor said that nearly 80 percent of the state’s population is dependent on natural resources for sustaining varied forms of agri-based livelihoods. 

Assam Flood

Over 3.1 million people affected in 25 Assam districts, 159 dead

Jul 01, 2022

25 districts are still under flood. 29,80,493 people are still affected by the floods. The number of people who lost their lives in flood-related incidents in the state this year has increased to 159 (141 in Flood & 18 in Landslide).

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Environment journalists welcome disposing of rhino horns but only the real ones!

Aug 26, 2021

Asia Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) welcomes the decision of Assam government’s forest department to dispose the rhino horns which are in the stock of the state treasury to discriminate the message that it does not carry any aphrodisiac quality.