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Forest Department permits to cut 48 trees; RIE chops off 88
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Forest Department permits to cut 48 trees; RIE chops off 88

RIE Farm Superintendent, contractor booked Mysuru: The Forest Department has registered a case against a Farm Superintendent of Regional Institute of Education (RIE) and contractor for cutting excess trees in the campus than permitted by the Forest Department. RIE Farm Superintendent Gulab Singh and contractor Govind have been booked for felling trees in the institution…

Three arrested for hunting wild boars
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Three arrested for hunting wild boars

T. Narasipur:  The Forest Department personnel, in a swift operation, have arrested three out of five poachers, who had captured wild boars in forest area and have rescued the boars which were being transported by them illegally. The arrested are 30-year-old Ramesh, 22-year-old Arun Kumar and 29-year-old Shivaraj, all native of Moolekoppal in Mandya. Acting…

‘‘More women should join Forest Department’’
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‘‘More women should join Forest Department’’

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar S.C. Jyothi, a Range Forest Officer (RFO) probationer with the Forest Department, has said that she joined the Department to save wildlife for future generations. Jyothi Shivakote, a resident of Vidyaranyapuram in Bengaluru, is currently undergoing training in Wildlife Division and was recently engaged in fire-fighting operations at Kundkere, Gopalaswamy Hills…

Forest Department warns against illegal felling of trees in layouts
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Forest Department warns against illegal felling of trees in layouts

Mysuru:  The Forest Department has warned the public against illegal felling of roadside trees in their residential layouts. In a press release, Mysuru City Zonal Forest Officer Devaraj said that recently a house owner had felled a Gulmohar tree grown near a bakery on 5th Main Road, 12th Cross, Saraswathipuram, under the pretext that dried…

Forest Department to take over Sulwadi Temple land
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Forest Department to take over Sulwadi Temple land

Officials push for survey to reclaim over 2 acres of land excluding Temple, a part of Tiger Reserve Mysuru: The land around Kichuguth Maramma Temple at Sulwadi village in Hanur Taluk in Chamarajanagar District will be part of a Tiger Reserve soon and the Forest Department will write to the authorities concerned for a survey…

Chain-link mesh to protect Chamundi Hill Forest
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Chain-link mesh to protect Chamundi Hill Forest

Mysuru: The inherent threat to Chamundi Hill and its fragile ecosystem from encroachers and land- sharks will soon be a thing of past as the Forest Department will fence the Chamundi Hill Territorial Forest Area to prevent entry and exit of people through the forest area. This fencing will also prevent wild animals from entering…

Shell out hefty fines for speeding, stopping inside protected forests
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Shell out hefty fines for speeding, stopping inside protected forests

Mysuru:  Following repeated incidents of people travelling on the roads that cut through National Parks and Tiger Reserves disturbing animals and indulging in activities like drinking, smoking, taking photos, shooting videos, playing music in their vehicle’s music system and making loud noise, the Forest Department has decided to crackdown on such activities and impose a…

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