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Bandipur wildfire: Gusty winds hinder dousing operations
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Bandipur wildfire: Gusty winds hinder dousing operations

February 21, 2017

Inferno spreads to N. Begur, Gundre ranges Counter-fire measures initiated; local villagers pitch in to extinguish flames The wildfire that broke out on Saturday in Kalkare range of Bandipur National Park which claimed the life of a forest guard is yet to be brought under control.  The fire has now spread to N. Begur and…

Incense sticks or mosquito coils used to trigger the fire
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Incense sticks or mosquito coils used to trigger the fire

February 20, 2017

Sources in the Forest Department have said that a large number of incense sticks or mosquito coils had been used by miscreants to trigger the devastating fire that damaged hundreds of acres of vegetation and wildlife. It is said that sulphur content in mosquito coils and match sticks result in speedy spread of fire in…

Forest guard charred to death in fire at Bandipur National Park
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Forest guard charred to death in fire at Bandipur National Park

February 19, 2017

A forest guard was charred to death and four others including three Forest Department staff sustained burn injuries while they were trying to douse a fire that broke out in Kalkere Range of Bandipur National Park yesterday morning. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Murigeppa Tammangol a forest guard in Kalkere Range. He died…

Bandipur inferno doused in night-long operation
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Bandipur inferno doused in night-long operation

February 19, 2017

In what is considered as a major fire accident in the recent days, over 1,500 acres of forests have been reduced to ashes in the inferno that broke out at the Bandipur National Park yesterday. The fire was brought under control at around 8.30 am today and more than 600 persons were part of the…

Drying out…
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Drying out…

February 15, 2017

Even before summer has set in, many water bodies across Bandipur have dried up causing severe problems to animals and birds. This flock of Woolly-necked Storks — Ciconia episcopus, captured by SOM photographer M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav near Mangla Dam in Bandipur, speaks about the plight of birds due to water scarcity.

Territorial fight kills tigress in Bandipur
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Territorial fight kills tigress in Bandipur

February 12, 2017

 An 8-year-old tigress was found dead in the Hediyala range of Bandipur National Park yesterday. The big cat was found dead in Kudahalla near Balluru Hundi forest belt. The dead body was spotted after three days. The post-mortem indicated that the tigress was well grown and healthy and it would have died in a territorial…

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