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Project Tiger completes 47 years: A thumps up for Big Cat conservation
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Project Tiger completes 47 years: A thumps up for Big Cat conservation

November 20, 2020

Gundlupet: It is definitely an occasion to celebrate. The ambitious ‘Project Tiger’ launched in 1973 to protect the dwindling tiger population in Karnataka forests, has completed 47 years. On November 17, 1973, the then Chief Minister D. Devaraja Urs declared Bandipur Park as ‘Tiger Reserve’ heralding a new era of tiger protection in the country….

Tiger sighting enthralls tourists  at Gopalaswamy Hill
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Tiger sighting enthralls tourists at Gopalaswamy Hill

November 6, 2020

Gundlupet: Tourists, who were returning from Gopalaswamy Hill, were a happy lot as a tiger came in front of the KSRTC bus and sat on the roadside giving pose to them yesterday evening. As entry of private vehicles is banned to hilltop, tourists and others visiting the Temple atop the Hill have to take KSRTC…

Tourist guide ends life at Bandipur
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Tourist guide ends life at Bandipur

October 31, 2020

Gundlupet: A 56-year-old tourist guide, who was said to be depressed in life, committed suicide at a resort near Bandipur, where he stayed,  late on Thursday night. Kuttappa (56) of Masinagudi in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, bordering Karnataka, is the deceased. Kuttappa, who was also a naturalist, worked as a tourist guide for over…

Actor in dock over Tiger’s video in social media
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Actor in dock over Tiger’s video in social media

October 24, 2020

Served notice to appear for enquiry Gundlupet: Forest Department has served a notice on Kannada actor Dhanveer Gowda for allegedly putting a video clipping of a night safari in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Thursday. He has been asked to appear before an enquiry today failing which a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed for…

Bandipur contract employee dies after drinking water tanker turns turtle
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Bandipur contract employee dies after drinking water tanker turns turtle

September 13, 2020

He was among others transporting water to Anti-Poaching Camp when the accident took place Gundlupet: A 53-year-old contract employee at Bandipur Tiger Reserve died at a hospital after the tractor, which was supplying drinking water to an Anti-Poaching Camp (APC), turned turtle last afternoon. The deceased is Palani, who was working at Bandipur Tiger Reserve…

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…

Illegal entry of foreign nationals into Bandipur
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Illegal entry of foreign nationals into Bandipur

June 9, 2020

Forest officials, Police take them and bikes into custody Gundlupet: Three foreign nationals, who had entered Bandipur Tiger Reserve Forest illegally on bikes on Sunday and allegedly created nuisance with the Forest staff, have been taken into custody along with their bikes. The three foreign nationals are Ricardo, Miguel Garrido, and Thomas Pinho, all from…

Operation Tiger: Two big cats captured in Mysuru and Kodagu
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Operation Tiger: Two big cats captured in Mysuru and Kodagu

May 20, 2020

The felines had created havoc in villages bordering Bandipur and South Kodagu coffee estates Gundlupet: Residents of villages bordering Bandipur Tiger Reserve and certain areas of coffee plantations in South Kodagu have heaved a sigh of relief today as two tigers that had created havoc by raiding human territories and killing cattle heads were captured…

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…

Coronavirus, Bird Flu scare: Tight vigil at border
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Coronavirus, Bird Flu scare: Tight vigil at border

March 13, 2020

Six check-posts established; Tourists screened Gundlupet: Following Coronavirus and Bird Flu scare, tight vigil is being taken up at the district borders and the health of tourists from neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Kerala is being screened and awareness created. The Taluk Health Department, with the help of Police and Forest Departments, has established six check-posts…

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