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Bountiful rains smile on Bandipur denizens
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Bountiful rains smile on Bandipur denizens

December 26, 2019

Mysuru: Heavy rains that lashed Chamarajanagar district since the arrival of South-West and North-East monsoon has brought relief to the denizens of Bandipur National Park. Almost all the lakes inside the Park have been filled up. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve is spread across 1,02,700 hectares (1,027 sq kms) and the forest area covers a total…

Centre suggests alternative routes bypassing Bandipur
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Centre suggests alternative routes bypassing Bandipur

November 16, 2019

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways has agreed to consider alternative routes to connect between Gundlupet and Sulthan Batheri in Kerala instead of NH-212 (now NH 766) which passes through Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The Ministry has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court yesterday saying that State Highway-90 (Hunsur-Talacauvery) and…

Stakeholders bat for Bandipur Night Traffic Ban
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Stakeholders bat for Bandipur Night Traffic Ban

November 4, 2019

Mysuru: Wildlife activists and stakeholders from Karnataka want to maintain status quo on the movement of vehicles on National Highway passing through Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar district. They made their stand clear at a programme organised at the Institution of Engineers-India (IEI)  on JLB Road in city yesterday. They also opined…

Azhar visits Bandipur, makes stopover in Mysuru
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Azhar visits Bandipur, makes stopover in Mysuru

August 17, 2019

Former Indian Skipper Mohamed Azharuddin, who visited Bandipur National Park on Aug. 15 along with his family members and friends, paid a flying visit to the residence of one Muyeenuddin Imran at Rajivnagar on his way back to Bengaluru, here yesterday. Former Corporator Suhail Baig felicitated the former Indian skipper on the occasion.

Tiger, wild boar die after fierce battle
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Tiger, wild boar die after fierce battle

July 27, 2019

Gundlupet: A tiger was killed in a fierce battle with a wild boar at Maguvinahalli village inside the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The village comes under Himavad Gopalaswamy Range of the National Park. The incident occurred last night or early this morning and the feline’s carcass was found by Forest Watchers who were on their usual…

Devastating Bandipur Inferno: Disciplinary action recommended against Senior Forest officials
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Devastating Bandipur Inferno: Disciplinary action recommended against Senior Forest officials

June 27, 2019

Mysore: The Karnataka Forest Department has written to the State Government to take disciplinary action against senior and junior Forest officials for the devastating forest fire that occurred in Bandipur National Park during February this year.  The inferno had destroyed more than 3,000 hectares of fully grown forest in the ecologically sensitive Tiger Reserve that…

Bandipur Safari Track to be widened by 10 metres
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Bandipur Safari Track to be widened by 10 metres

June 26, 2019

Mysuru: Keeping in mind the safety of people going for safari at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and to facilitate the smooth movement of safari vehicles, the Forest Department has proposed to widen the safari routes by 20 metres from the existing 10 metres.  This move is to prevent wild animals from attacking the safari vehicles…

Carcasses of tigers found at Bandipur, Muddanahalli Forest
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Carcasses of tigers found at Bandipur, Muddanahalli Forest

June 20, 2019

Gundlupet/ Periyapatna: In separate incidents, the Forest Department staff have found carcasses of two tigers at Bandipur National Park, Gundlupet and at Muddanahalli Forest in Periyapatna taluk. In the first incident, the Forest staff have found the carcass of a seven-year-old tiger at Chikkanahalla area of Moolehole Range in Bandipur National Park. It is said…

Teasing wildlife invites fine at Bandipur National Park
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Teasing wildlife invites fine at Bandipur National Park

April 27, 2019

Gundlupet:  Officials of Forest Department have begun to levy fines on tourists who are found teasing wild animals while passing through Bandipur National Park. The Department staff are on a regular patrol on the Ooty Road and Kerala Road falling under the Project Tiger Division closely monitoring the passing vehicles of tourists. Stopping a vehicle…

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