Tag: Karnataka Forest Department

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…

City wildlife conservationist rescues turtles from restaurant
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City wildlife conservationist rescues turtles from restaurant

July 29, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: City wildlife conservationist Ryan Satish, with the help of the Forest Department, has rescued two turtles from a restaurant and has released them into a lake. On July 22, Ryan found two turtles (Indian Pond Terrapin and Indian Flapshell Turtle) which are protected species, at a restaurant in city. On enquiry, he came to…

Now, double tentacle solar fencing to keep wild jumbos at bay
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Now, double tentacle solar fencing to keep wild jumbos at bay

July 13, 2021

74-km solar fencing completed at Nagarahole Reserve Forest After trenches, railway line barricades, hanging solar fence and other methods failed to keep elephants and other wild animals from entering human habitat and destroying crops and properties, double tentacle solar fence (solar-powered energiser connected to the fence) is being installed at village borders of Nagarahole National…

Increase in poaching during lockdown at Nagarahole
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Increase in poaching during lockdown at Nagarahole

July 2, 2021

Forest Department intensifies vigil, seeks public help Hunsur: From the day the State went under lockdown two months ago giving smoke-and-sound-free environs to wild animals, which are moving around freely inside the National Parks and Tiger Reserves is indicating that nature is thriving during the Coronavirus pandemic with lack of human movement. But this has…

Poacher arrested at Anechowkur Forest
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Poacher arrested at Anechowkur Forest

June 30, 2021

Hunsur: A poacher, who had entered Anechowkur Forest Range in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve of Hunsur Wildlife Division to hunt wild animals has been arrested by the Forest Department officials. The arrested is 52-year-old Narayana Nayak of Chouthi village in Periyapatna taluk. He, along with three others, had entered into the forest illegally on Sunday night…

Mysuru youths create aviary at Cauvery Nisargadhama in Kushalnagar
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Mysuru youths create aviary at Cauvery Nisargadhama in Kushalnagar

June 17, 2021

Kushalnagar: A group of bird trainers in Mysuru have created a walk-in exotic aviary at Cauvery Nisargadhama in Kushalnagar, Kodagu. The aviary was inaugurated by Kodagu District Minister V. Somanna last week and will be open for visitors in a month or so after the phased unlock begins.  It is a Forest Department initiative as…

Wild animals’ meat seized
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Wild animals’ meat seized

June 17, 2021

Hunsur: The Special Strike Force (SSF) and Forest Department personnel, who raided a house at Lakshmipura village, Anechowkur Division of Hunsur Wildlife Zone yesterday, have seized the meat of wild animals at  the house. Acting on a tip off, the SSF and Forest Department personnel raided the house of one Mohan at Lakshmipura and seized…

NGO donates Oxygen Concentrators to Forest Departments
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NGO donates Oxygen Concentrators to Forest Departments

June 17, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Earth Brigade Foundation, a Mumbai-based NGO, has donated Oxygen Concentrators to various Forest Departments across the country. The Foundation decided to take the initiative and has redirected help to the frontline wildlife protection warriors of the Forest Departments and also to the poor people in and around the forests to have the basic emergency…

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