Tag: Karnataka Forest Department

Bandipur’s Rana for tiger operation in Tamil Nadu
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Bandipur’s Rana for tiger operation in Tamil Nadu

October 4, 2021

Gundlupet: Rana, the dashing German Shepherd Dog of the Karnataka Forest Department at Bandipur Tiger Reserve has been pressed into service to track the elusive tiger that has spread terror in villages at Masinagudi bordering Mudumalai Forest in Tamil Nadu (TN). The Tamil Nadu Forest authorities have sought the help of Bandipur’s Rana and tamed…

Poacher responsible for tiger’s death at Bandipur caught
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Poacher responsible for tiger’s death at Bandipur caught

September 16, 2021

The tiger had died after getting caught in the snare Accused nabbed within 24 hours of the incident coming to light Sniffer Dog Rana once again leads officials to poacher’s house Mysore/Mysuru: The Forest Department personnel have arrested the poacher who was responsible for the death of a tiger at Gundre Range in Bandipur Tiger…

This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip
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This year too forest families miss Mysuru Dasara trip

September 14, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Like last year, this year too, families and relatives of mahouts and kavadis will miss their annual Dasara trip to Mysuru. The Forest Department has taken a decision in this regard as bringing the families to Mysuru would be a risky affair though Coronavirus cases are on a rapid decline.  Usually, hundreds of family…

Gajapayana heralds start of Dasara
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Gajapayana heralds start of Dasara

September 13, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Signalling the official countdown to the scaled-down Mysuru Dasara-2021, eight caparisoned elephants led by Abhimanyu — the Golden Howdah-carrying elephant — embarked on Gajapayana, their journey from the elephant camps to Mysore Palace this morning.  They reached the Forest Department’s Aranya Bhavan at Ashokapuram at 2 pm after their weight was recorded on the…

All efforts on to trap elusive tiger
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All efforts on to trap elusive tiger

September 12, 2021

70 cameras installed; four stolen; 100 plus staff in six teams conduct search operation Hanagod: The Forest Department is making all efforts to trace and trap the elusive tiger that had killed a tribal youth of Ayyanakere Tribal Hamlet near Veeranahosahalli in Nagarahole National Park on Sept. 7. However, the Department staff are facing a…

Tiger mauls youth to death near Veeranahosahalli
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Tiger mauls youth to death near Veeranahosahalli

September 9, 2021

Body dragged for about 80 mts inside the forest MLA Manjunath hands over Rs. 2 lakh compensation Veeranahosahalli: A tiger, which attacked a tribal youth, who had gone to attend nature’s call in the forest area, has mauled him to death and has dragged the dead body for about 150 mts inside the forest. The…

Nagarahole tribals refuse to resettle outside hamlets
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Nagarahole tribals refuse to resettle outside hamlets

September 8, 2021

Seeing plight of those who have moved out of forest, families shy away to relocate Hanagodu: While the Forest Department is spending crores of rupees every year to maintain the flora and fauna in Reserve Forests and Tiger Reserves in order to rake in the moolah through boosting safari, creating protected areas and attracting tourism,…

Temporary list of 14 elephants prepared for Dasara
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Temporary list of 14 elephants prepared for Dasara

August 22, 2021

Forest officials seek health report from veterinarians Mysore/Mysuru: With ‘Nada Habba’ Dasara nearing, the Forest Department officials have began the process of selecting elephants which will be taking part in the 10-day festivities in Mysuru. On Saturday, DCF (Wildlife) Dr. V. Karikalan, Veterinarians Dr. Ramesh and Dr. Chittiappa and other Forest officials, who visited four…

‘Whale vomit’ worth Rs. 8.20 crore seized !
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‘Whale vomit’ worth Rs. 8.20 crore seized !

August 7, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru Forest Department Flying Squad has seized ambergris, commonly known as ‘whale vomit’, worth around Rs. 8.20 crore from a group of people who were found selling it near Kushalnagar in Kodagu. Found floating in the tropical sea or at times settled on the coast, ambergris is in high demand in the international…

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