Tag: Karnataka Forest Department

Forest Department to give away 5 lakh saplings to farmers
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Forest Department to give away 5 lakh saplings to farmers

June 6, 2022

Huge demand for sandalwood, teak, silver oak and Melia dubia (hebbevu) saplings Mysore/Mysuru: As an encouragement for afforestation, the Forest Department will distribute 5 lakh saplings at concessional rates to the farmers of Mysuru district. Along with this, the Department has also planned to plant saplings along the 30-km route by the sides of the…

Steel wire barrier project takes off at Nagarahole
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Steel wire barrier project takes off at Nagarahole

May 24, 2022

Tamil Nadu model effectively prevents wild elephants from entering human habitat The initiative of erecting steel wire fences on forest boundaries in Karnataka to prevent elephants and other wild animals from straying into farmlands has taken off in Nagarahole National Park and this is the first-of-its kind initiative in Karnataka. Steel wire fencing is a…

Novel gene plan to save vultures from decimation
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Novel gene plan to save vultures from decimation

May 13, 2022

University of Mysore signs MoU with Forest Department to undertake DNA profiling Mysore/Mysuru: In a significant step in the conservation of vultures, the Genetics and Genomics Department of University of Mysore (UoM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Forest Department for conservation of vultures through DNA profiling. Under the arrangement, the University will take…

Five held for poaching leopard and trying to sell its pelt
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Five held for poaching leopard and trying to sell its pelt

May 3, 2022

Hanagod: The Forest Department officials and staff have arrested five persons, who had killed a leopard in Nagarahole National Park and trying to sell its pelt and have recovered the leopard pelt and four chopped legs of the leopard from them. The Forest staff have seized a single barrel gun and a two-wheeler used for…

Wildlife carcasses will not be burnt or buried anymore
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Wildlife carcasses will not be burnt or buried anymore

April 10, 2022

Bengaluru: Putting an end to the existing practice of burning or burying the carcasses of wild animals inside reserve forests and protected areas, the Karnataka Forest Department has directed its officers and staff not to burn or bury the carcass of wild animals in forest areas. The order, issued by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests…

Forest officials solve tiger poaching case in Kodagu
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Forest officials solve tiger poaching case in Kodagu

February 20, 2022

Six persons including Gram Panchayat member arrested Guns, snares, scooter, car seized; Tiger claws, skull, bones, whiskers, trapping camera recovered Madikeri: The Forest Department Officials have solved a tiger poaching case and have arrested six persons including a Gram Panchayat (GP) member besides seizing guns, vehicles and recovering parts of the tiger from them. Those…

Tiger Menace: Forest Department begins combing operation
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Tiger Menace: Forest Department begins combing operation

February 13, 2022

Summons tamed elephants Ganesh, Balarama to the spot Hunsur: The Forest Department staff have begun the combing operation to trace and trap an elusive tiger which is causing menace in the region. Though the combing operation had begun to trap the tiger, the tiger was untraceable on Saturday and the Forest staff have stayed put…

Wild elephants create havoc at Nagapura
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Wild elephants create havoc at Nagapura

February 11, 2022

Ten elephants driven back to forest last night Three other elephants come back this morning Hunsur: The Forest Department staff, who had driven a herd of 10 wild elephants back into the forest were in for a surprise after three other elephants, including a radio collared one entered Nagapura Tribal Hamlet after crossing the Veeranahosahalli…

Forest staff killed as rail barricade gate falls
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Forest staff killed as rail barricade gate falls

February 10, 2022

Hunsur: A forest staff was killed when a rail barricade gate fell on him at Nagarahole Reserve Forest yesterday evening. The deceased is Mahadevappa (58), a resident of Hommaragalli village in H.D. Kote taluk, who was working as a Wildlife Keeper at Kallahalli Forest Range in Nagarahole Reserve. Yesterday evening, Mahadevappa travelled in the Forest…

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…

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