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COVID shadow over Dasara 2020
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COVID shadow over Dasara 2020

August 8, 2020

Forest Department writes to State Government seeking clarity on bringing elephants to Mysuru Mysore/Mysuru: With 2020 Dasara destined to be a low-key affair owing to COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest Department has written to the State Government seeking clarity on identifying and bringing elephants from the forests for the celebrations. Usually, the process of selecting elephants…

Duo trying to sell tiger pelt arrested; skin, car seized
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Duo trying to sell tiger pelt arrested; skin, car seized

August 1, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru Forest Mobile Squad has arrested two persons and seized a tiger pelt from them yesterday.  Deputy Conservator of Forests A.T. Poovaiah, who led the team, said that they arrested Akash Rao and Vishnu, who are in their twenties, and seized the tiger pelt. Both are from Santhemala near Krishna Raja Sagar in…

Nagarahole, Bandipur Top 3 in Tiger Census
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Nagarahole, Bandipur Top 3 in Tiger Census

July 29, 2020

Nagarahole National Park has 11.82 tigers per 100 square kilometres and Bandipur has 7.7 Mysore/Mysuru: In what is said to be the ‘world’s largest effort invested in any wildlife survey till date’, Corbett Tiger Reserve of Uttarakhand has recorded the highest tiger density amongst 50 tiger reserves in India — it has 14 tigers per…

Leopard rescued from 100 ft. deep well after three days
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Leopard rescued from 100 ft. deep well after three days

July 21, 2020

Forest staff inside a cage was lowered into the well to tranquillise the leopard Antaharasanthe: A three-year-old leopard, which had fallen into a 100 ft. deep well has been rescued by the Forest Department staff after three days of rescue operation.  It is learnt that the leopard had fallen into the 100 ft. deep well…

Forest Department stalls construction in Nagarahole ESZ
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Forest Department stalls construction in Nagarahole ESZ

July 16, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Karnataka Forest Department has stopped construction of a residential unit on farmland in the Kabini backwaters coming under the Nagarahole Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) after widespread speculation that it could be used for constructing a resort. A notice has been issued to the owner of the farmland on which the construction was being done…

Leopardess trapped at Janthagalli
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Leopardess trapped at Janthagalli

June 21, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: A four-year-old leopardess that had created a sense of fear among the villagers of Janthagalli in the taluk by appearing in the vicinity of the village frequently, has been trapped in a cage placed by the Forest Department on Friday. Following complaints from the villagers about frequent sighting of the leopardess in the vicinity…

City celebrates Environment Day
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City celebrates Environment Day

June 5, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The District Administration and Forest Department had jointly organised a programme to mark World Environment Day celebrations at Sringeri Jagadguru Bharathi Theertha Swamiji Park in J.P. Nagar here this morning.  District Minister S.T. Somashekar planted saplings and distributed saplings on the occasion. Mysuru Royal Family member Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, MLA S.A. Ramdas, District…

Tiger mauls shepherd to death near Hunsur
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Tiger mauls shepherd to death near Hunsur

May 26, 2020

Hanagodu: A 65-year-old shepherd was mauled to death and carried away by a tiger on the fringes of Nagarahole National Park near Hunsur yesterday. Forest Department and the local tribals, who had launched combing operations last evening, found the half-eaten body inside the jungle this noon. Jagadeesh, a resident of Neralakuppe B. Haadi on the…

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