Tag: Karnataka Forest Department

Round-the-clock vigil over Chamundi Hill for summer fire
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Round-the-clock vigil over Chamundi Hill for summer fire

February 11, 2020

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: With summer fast approaching and the lush green vegetation turning dry posing potential risk of summer fire at Chamundi Hill, the Mysuru Division Forest Department personnel have created an 80 km-long fire line atop the Hill as a precautionary measure. They are also keeping a round-the-clock vigil to prevent any…

Promotion of Forest farming: Saplings available at discounted price
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Promotion of Forest farming: Saplings available at discounted price

February 9, 2020

Farmers can buy saplings from the Forest Dept. directly and get a 30 percent subsidy per tree per year Mysore/Mysuru: In a bid to promote Forest farming, the Forest Department is distributing saplings of speciality crops at a discounted price to the farmers, under its ‘Forest Farming Promotion’ scheme. Announcing this at a press meet…

Bandipur Forest staff ready to prevent forest fires
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Bandipur Forest staff ready to prevent forest fires

January 14, 2020

Create 2,550-km fire lines; Villagers in forest borders volunteer to help Forest personnel Rural folk apprised through street plays By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysuru: While the whole world is aghast over the bushfire in Australia, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of wild animals and devastated thousands of acre of forest land, the Bandipur…

Leopard cub trapped near city
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Leopard cub trapped near city

December 7, 2019

Mysuru: Even as the Forest Department is making efforts to ensure that wild animals do not stray into human habitats, a Leopard cub was trapped at a poultry farm at Someshwarapura in the taluk on Friday. Soon as the cub was spotted by the villagers, the Forest Department officials rushed to the spot and trapped…

Three Sandalwood trees stolen from Forest Department Office
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Three Sandalwood trees stolen from Forest Department Office

December 4, 2019

Officials red-faced as trees axed under their very nose Mysuru: The Forest Department, tasked to protect forest resources, is in an embarrassing situation, as thieves axed and made away with three sandalwood trees at Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram here right under the noses of Forest staff. The thieves, who entered the tightly guarded Aranya Bhavan,…

One held for attempting to sell deer meat
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One held for attempting to sell deer meat

November 4, 2019

Mysuru: The Forest Mobile Squad personnel have arrested a 28-year-old man on charges of attempting to sell deer meat and have seized the deer meat, skin, antlers, deer head and legs from him. The arrested is Shankar, a resident of Bagali village, Santhemarahalli hobli in Chamarajanagar taluk. He was arrested while trying to sell the…

Soligas track elusive tiger
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Soligas track elusive tiger

October 14, 2019

Five-day tiger trapping operation concludes amidst high drama Sedated big cat shifted to Koorgalli Rehab Centre in Mysuru Feline had walked from Nagarahole to Bandipur in search of territory Forest staffers compare unique marks on animal with camera trap images Melukamanahalli (Bandipur): After a massive operation launched since the last five days, Forest Department officials…

Forest Department’s initiative: Be a Bamboo Grower
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Forest Department’s initiative: Be a Bamboo Grower

September 19, 2019

Mysuru: Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa inaugurated Vrikshotsava-2019 organised by the Forest Department in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Vrikshotsava is termed by the Forest Department as the “Celebration of Forests, Wildlife and Environment.” It was also celebrated to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on Sept.17 with people of Karnataka taking a pledge to ensure “Forests for…

Forest officials, Veterinarians inspect Dasara elephants, conduct health check-up
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Forest officials, Veterinarians inspect Dasara elephants, conduct health check-up

July 30, 2019

Mysuru: With Dasara Festival fast approaching, a team of Forest officials, led by Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) Alexander and Veterinarians Dr. D.N. Nagaraj and Dr. Mujeeb, visited various elephants camps where Dasara elephants are housed and conducted their health check-up yesterday. The team visited Balle Elephant Camp where Golden Howdah-carrying elephant Arjuna is housed,…

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