Maharashtra forests

Vanishing forests

Print edition : February 01, 2019

All that is left of the forest after a fire broke out at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park near Aarey Colony in Mumbai on December 3, 2018. The cause of the fire is unknown. Photo: Prashant Waydande

A tiger taking away a lunch box of a worker at the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, near Nagpur in Maharashtra, in December 2017. Development projects have contributed to an increase in the number of man-animal conflicts. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

Flamingos in the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary in New Mumbai. It is facing a threat as the city recorded extensive mangrove destruction in 2018. Photo: Paul Noronha

Protected forests and ecologically sensitive areas are being lost to development projects in Maharashtra, resulting in the fragmentation of forests and severing of wildlife corridors.

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