Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Massive loss in mangrove saplings in last 4 years

    Mumbai: In a massive setback for the environment, more than 94,000 saplings planted by the state mangrove cell at Charkop and Malwani have died in the past four years. Maharashtra government has plans to plant 50 lakh mangrove saplings by 2019 to revive degraded wetlands.

  • No Bombay High Court relief to shanties constructed on mangroves

    Mumbai: Even after giving an urgent hearing after court hours, Bombay High Court recently refused to grant any relief to the residents of Ambedkar Nagar, Cuffe Parade. The residents had approached the Vacation Bench of the HC seeking protection of their shanties reportedly constructed upon mangroves.

  • MBMC moves Bombay High Court to clear mangroves

    Mira Bhayandar: The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has approached the Bombay High Court for the relocation of the mangrove alongside the twin city’s over a dozen water bodies. The MBMC has said that due to the presence of dense mangrove cover, they are not able to go ahead with their annual pre-monsoon cleaning operations of the water bodies.

  • Tigers

    Rising sea levels pose threat to Royal Bengal Tiger

    Kochi: Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out the Sundarbans— a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh — and thus the beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a leading conservation organisation.