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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,…

Tiger, leopard poisoning case One among six accused arrested
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Tiger, leopard poisoning case One among six accused arrested

July 14, 2019

Mysuru: The Forest Department has arrested one among the six persons accused of allegedly poisoning a tiger and leopard at Parvathi Betta in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on May 28. The Forest Department personnel had found the carcasses of the two wild cats which had died in a suspicious manner and had registered a case. The…

RFO injured in tiger attack near Gundlupet
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RFO injured in tiger attack near Gundlupet

July 2, 2019

Gundlupet: A Range Forest Officer (RFO), who had gone for an inspection after a tiger was sighted at an agricultural field, was injured when the tiger attacked him at the field in Kallipura village here yesterday. The injured is Raghavendra Agase, RFO of Gopalaswamy Hill coming under Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Details: Farmers, who had sighted…

Bandipur Safari Track to be widened by 10 metres
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Bandipur Safari Track to be widened by 10 metres

June 26, 2019

Mysuru: Keeping in mind the safety of people going for safari at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and to facilitate the smooth movement of safari vehicles, the Forest Department has proposed to widen the safari routes by 20 metres from the existing 10 metres.  This move is to prevent wild animals from attacking the safari vehicles…

Tourists flock Dammanakatte to see tigers, ‘Black Beauty’
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Tourists flock Dammanakatte to see tigers, ‘Black Beauty’

June 26, 2019

Increased demand on weekends and holidays, one more safari trip added Mysuru: Following increased demand for safari at Dammanakatte Forest amidst Kabini backwaters in Antharasanthe Forest Range of Nagarahole National Park, the Forest Department has included one additional safari trip on weekends and holidays.  The existing safari timings have been restricted to one-and-a-half hours and…

Leopard trapped near Srirangapatna
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Leopard trapped near Srirangapatna

June 9, 2019

Mysuru: A leopard was trapped in Kodiyala village of Srirangapatna taluk in Mandya district   this morning. The feline, a 4-year-old male, was repeatedly spotted in the outskirts of Kodiyala village, following which the Forest officials placed a cage at a farmland in the village neighbourhood. The leopard is said to have walked into the trap…

Two arrested for smuggling wild Partridges
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Two arrested for smuggling wild Partridges

April 15, 2019

Hanur: The Forest Department personnel have arrested two persons on charges of smuggling wild Partridge birds from forest on Sunday. The arrested are Jnanaprakash and Jack Benatic of Megaladoddi village. The accused had caught 10 wild Partridge birds which had come out from Kothanur Banur Beat in Kothanur Section. They had killed four birds and…

Forest staff, poachers exchange gunfire at Karnataka-TN border
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Forest staff, poachers exchange gunfire at Karnataka-TN border

April 12, 2019

400 kg wild meat, arms, snares seized Hanur:  In a major haul, the Karnataka Forest Department has managed to confiscate a huge haul of over 400 kg of wild meat besides arms and snares used for hunting on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu Border. However, the poachers managed to escape. Yesterday afternoon, the Forest Department staff from…

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