Tag: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Boating service resumes at Ranganathittu
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Boating service resumes at Ranganathittu

August 19, 2022

Srirangapatna: The boating service for tourists and visitors at Ranganathittu, which was temporarily stopped following heavy discharge of water from KRS Dam to Cauvery River, resumed yesterday. Following heavy rains in Kodagu and Cauvery River catchment areas last month, there was heavy inflow of water to KRS Dam and the dam had reached its maximum…

Ranganathittu, a Ramsar site now
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Ranganathittu, a Ramsar site now

August 4, 2022

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: The over six-year wait is over and the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna in Mandya District has been declared a Ramsar site, underlining its status as a wetland of international importance. Ranganathittu is Karnataka’s first Ramsar site that fulfils the criteria as defined by the Ramsar Convention. The announcement was…

Ranganathittu boating suspended
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Ranganathittu boating suspended

July 10, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: Boating facility has been temporarily suspended at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary from yesterday following release of a large quantity of water to Cauvery River from KRS Dam. As there is heavy downpour in Kodagu, the inflow of water to KRS Dam has increased.  Once the water is released from the KRS reservoir, which is located…

Rain havoc: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary closed for two days from today
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Rain havoc: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary closed for two days from today

April 30, 2022

Srirangapatna: The rains accompanied by heavy winds and thunderstorms that lashed entire Srirangapatna last night has caused severe damages to properties and crops across the taluk. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, which attracts lakhs of tourists every year near Palahalli in the taluk, was the worst hit as over 100 trees have got uprooted forcing the authorities…

Ranganathittu boatman dies of heart attack
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Ranganathittu boatman dies of heart attack

March 18, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: P. Yogesh (42), a boatman at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna, passed away following a massive heart attack on Mar. 9. He was serving as the boatman since 23 years. Yogesh, who had taken tourists on a boat ride, brought them back safely to the banks at about 9.45 am. After the tourists alighted…

Nesting time now for Ranganathittu birds
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Nesting time now for Ranganathittu birds

February 14, 2022

By Vinay Karekura Srirangapatna: It is nesting season for thousands of winged beauties at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary now and bird sounds rent the air. The increase in the presence of birds, both resident and migratory at the Sanctuary has brought cheer to both bird watchers and Forest Department officials. Migration and nesting is a part…

It’s breeding time for birds…
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It’s breeding time for birds…

February 14, 2022

Even as the nesting season has set in, bird activities at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is attracting huge crowds. City lensman G.S. Ravishankar has captured a few moments of an Asian Openbill Stork and a Spot-Billed Pelican on his camera recently.

Ranganathittu boat rides attract tourists; not many prefer KRS Dam
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Ranganathittu boat rides attract tourists; not many prefer KRS Dam

October 10, 2021

After watching a resplendent illumination of Mysuru city last night and staying over, hundreds of tourists headed towards Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary this morning with their cameras and binoculars. Till 11 am, more than 500 tourists went in boats and since the last three to four days, over 10,000 have visited. Compared to Ranganathittu, there are…

State seeks Ramsar Site Tag for Ranganathittu Sanctuary
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State seeks Ramsar Site Tag for Ranganathittu Sanctuary

September 9, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The State Government has sent a proposal to the Centre seeking Ramsar Site Tag for Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna in Mandya district. If wetlands or Ramsar Sites are declared, they require stringent conservation measures. The Government has written to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), seeking Ramsar recognition for Ranganathittu…

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