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App to detect forest fires at Nagarahole
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App to detect forest fires at Nagarahole

January 25, 2022

Hunsur: Diligently following the age-old and trusted system of creating fire lines (creating a bald patch of land between green swathes) to prevent summer forest fires, the Karnataka Forest Department this year has moved a step ahead and has adopted technology for the same task. Relying on technology, it has come up with an app…

Ailing elephant dies at Hediyala
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Ailing elephant dies at Hediyala

January 21, 2022

Nanjangud: A seriously ill elephant, which was being provided treatment by the Forest Department, died in the agricultural field near Kudure Hundi Halla check dam on the outskirts of Hediyala village on Wednesday. The 50-year-old female elephant, which had entered the agricultural field in search of food and water, had collapsed on the field. The…

Close shave for foresters as tusker attacks vehicle
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Close shave for foresters as tusker attacks vehicle

January 8, 2022

Gundlupet: Four Forest Department personnel from the Bandipur Tiger Reserve had a miraculous escape when a wild jumbo attacked their vehicle at Omkar Range in Bandipur forest of Gundlupet taluk in the early hours of yesterday. According to a press release by the Forest Department, the personnel, Deputy Range Forest Officer (DRFO) K.P. Amar, employees…

Nagarahole Tiger Reserve gets Special Strike Force
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Nagarahole Tiger Reserve gets Special Strike Force

January 2, 2022

At a time when we have managed to increase forest cover and geographical area through buffer zones, saving green cover, especially in Reserve Forests and Tiger Reserves is not an easy task for foresters. Forest staff are frontline warriors in conservation. From filing challans of offences to wildlife rescue and anti-poaching operations, their hands are…

Three held for storing deer meat in house
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Three held for storing deer meat in house

December 14, 2021

Hunsur: The Forest Department officials have arrested three persons on charges of illegally storing deer meat in their house and have seized deer meat weighing about 30 kg from the house. Those arrested are 59-year-old Kariya and his sons 25-year-old Manju and 22-year-old Shivakumar, residents of Bommalapura tribal hamlet in Veeranahosahalli Wildlife Range of Nagarahole…

Trust demands fair probe
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Trust demands fair probe

December 3, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Alleging that the Forest staff had opened fire on Jenu Kuruba tribal youth Basappa, Green India Trust Project Director Dr. Mahendra Kumar has urged the Police to register an FIR and conduct a thorough probe. Addressing a press meet at Pathrakarthara Bhavan here yesterday, Dr. Mahendra Kumar said that after opening fire on Basava,…

Forest Dept. removes trees planted by its own staff
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Forest Dept. removes trees planted by its own staff

October 31, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The Forest Department is removing trees of various species planted by its own staff on the 9 km stretch of the National Highway (NH) service road from Bannur Ring Road junction (Devegowda Circle) to APMC Yard on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road and are translocating them to other places to facilitate widening of the service road on…

Tree-felling: Forest Department holds public hearing
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Tree-felling: Forest Department holds public hearing

October 30, 2021

Activists tear down letters favouring felling of 537 trees Mysore/Mysuru: The public hearing conducted by the Forest Department this morning here on felling of roadside  trees for  NHAI’s (National Highways Authority of India)Highway expansion plans, saw environmental activists tearing up consent letters that were in  support of tree-felling. The Forest Department had invited objections, if…

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