Tag: Forest Department

Leopard hiding inside house caught
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Leopard hiding inside house caught

June 9, 2020

Gundlupet: A leopard that had taken shelter inside a house has been caught by the Forest Department staff. The leopard, which had sneaked into a house of one Mahadeva at Baragi Tribal Colony in Bandipur Reserve Forest’s buffer zone, had stayed put in the house, scaring the residents who informed the Forest Department officials. The…

Leopard cubs rescued from sugarcane field
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Leopard cubs rescued from sugarcane field

May 18, 2020

To be handed over to Mysuru Zoo if mother leopard does not take them back  Mysore/Mysuru: Forest Department personnel have rescued three leopard cubs from a sugarcane field belonging to one Honnappa at Kodanahalli village in the taluk on Sunday. The villagers, who saw the leopard cubs yesterday afternoon, informed the Forest Department personnel, who…

Forest Minister visits villages in Kundakere Range forest border
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Forest Minister visits villages in Kundakere Range forest border

May 11, 2020

Listens to grievances of people who have lost their livestock in tiger attacks Gundlupet: Following tiger attacks on livestock at villages bordering Kundakere Range since 20 days, Forest Minister Anand Singh along with the officials of the Forest Department conducted an inspection at Kadabur village recently and listened to the grievances of farmers and villagers…

Villagers nab timber smuggler
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Villagers nab timber smuggler

April 30, 2020

Hunsur: Alert villagers have nabbed a person, who was attempting to smuggle timber from an agricultural field at Yashodhapura in Hunsur taluk and handed over the accused to the Forest Department officials. The accused has been identified as Venkatesh of Yashodhapura, who was trying to smuggle teak logs worth Rs. 50,000 in a goods vehicle…

Decomposed body of Forest watcher found on Kukkarahalli Lake roadside
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Decomposed body of Forest watcher found on Kukkarahalli Lake roadside

February 25, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The decomposed body of a Forest Watcher was found in a water-filled tank on Kukkarahalli Lake roadside yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Mahesh (39), a resident of Saragur and working as a Forest Watcher with the Forest Department. Jayalakshmipuram Police, who rushed to the spot, conducted mahazar and shifted the body to…

Man who cooked tubers inside forest baffles Bandipur officials
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Man who cooked tubers inside forest baffles Bandipur officials

February 7, 2020

Gundlupet: A man from Odisha spotted inside the Bandipur Tiger Reserve is giving sleepless nights to the Forest officials who are busy in creating fire lines to prevent forest fire during summer. The man in question has been arrested and has been handed over to Anti-Naxal Force that is operating in the Tiger Reserve to…

Forest Department creates fire line atop Chamundi Hill
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Forest Department creates fire line atop Chamundi Hill

December 24, 2019

The Forest Department personnel are seen lighting fire to dry grass and extinguishing them to create a fire line atop Chamundi Hill this morning. This is a routine exercise to prevent fire from spreading further in case of any fire incidents at the hill. The fire lines will help in controlling any accidental fire in…

Shortage of wildlife doctors plagues Forest Department
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Shortage of wildlife doctors plagues Forest Department

October 26, 2019

Day-long workshop at city Zoo deliberates on desperate need to have more wildlife scientists Mysuru: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Sanjai Mohan has said that the State Forest Department has a shortage of qualified and knowledgeable veterinary scientists and wildlife doctors and efforts have to be made to increase their numbers. He was speaking…

Operation to trap elusive tigress enters fifth day
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Operation to trap elusive tigress enters fifth day

October 13, 2019

Feline gives the slip to search team; feasts on new-born elephant calf at Maguvinahalli Soliga tribals, who are adept at hunting on foot, will be roped in to track the big cat Gundlupet: Forest officials, who were hoping to tranquillise and capture the tigress that had reportedly killed two villagers on the fringes of Bandipur…

We have no role in cutting trees: Forest Department clarifies
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We have no role in cutting trees: Forest Department clarifies

September 6, 2019

Will annual Chunchanakatte Jalapathotsava be cancelled? Mysuru:  Clarifying on the cutting of trees, the Forest Department officials told Star of Mysore that the Public Works Department (PWD) had sent a proposal to them stating that the trees were an impediment to development works and must be axed. “Following a proposal from the Tourism Department on…

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