Tag: Karnataka Forest Department

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…

Villagers shout, throw stones to chase wild tusker at Hunsur
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Villagers shout, throw stones to chase wild tusker at Hunsur

October 21, 2021

Hunsur: Fed up by the constant inaction by the Forest Department despite many appeals and damages to crops, the residents of Tibetan Colony at Hunsur drove away a marauding wild elephant that had entered their habitat. Using shouting crowds and stones as weapons, the villagers chased the elephant from the plantations. A wild tusker entered…

Camera traps set to track injured tiger
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Camera traps set to track injured tiger

October 21, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: A tiger aged seven or eight years was injured in a territorial fight at Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Wednesday. It has a big mauling wound on its back and was spotted by rangers on routine beat at Ganjikatte. Following this, Forest Department staffs have arranged round-the-clock monitoring involving the foot staff with the help…

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