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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!
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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It was distressing to read reports that thousands of birds’ nests, eggs and hatchlings at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary were washed away recently when the floodgates of the KRS Dam were opened to let out the water that exceeded its storage capacity. This is not the first time that…

Ranganathittu ravaged
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Ranganathittu ravaged

Mysuru: Extensive damage has been caused to the world-famous Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna by the heavy water release from the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. The crest gates are regularly being opened since the second week of July as the capacity of the dam has reached its brim following heavy rain in Kodagu. The…

Birds, hatchlings face threat at Ranganathittu
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Birds, hatchlings face threat at Ranganathittu

Srirangapatna: Heavy rainfall and huge discharge from the Krishna Raja Sagar since a couple of days has flooded the bird sanctuary at Ranganathittu and boating has been cancelled as a precautionary measure. However, entry of visitors to the bird sanctuary has not been banned and they are allowed to go up to Dr. Salim Ali…

Water release from KRS attracts tourists in hordes
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Water release from KRS attracts tourists in hordes

Mysuru: Water discharge from the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam has pushed up the number of tourists visiting sites along the Cauvery Basin including Balamuri, Edamuri, Ranganathittu, Srirangapatna, Ganjam and surrounding areas. Yesterday being a holiday, many tourists had come to KRS from Bengaluru and Mandya. Many temple complexes at Srirangapatna have been inundated as…

Second bird census held at Ranganathittu
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Second bird census held at Ranganathittu

Census to be conducted four times in a year Srirangapatna: In a bid to pitch for the International Wetland Site status later in the year through the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) and to bring in the best international conservation practices at the sanctuary, the second bird census of the…

Bird census on Mar.11 at Ranganathittu
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Bird census on Mar.11 at Ranganathittu

Mysuru: The first-ever bird census to be conducted by Forest Department at Ranganathittu Sanctuary, which was to be held on Mar.4, will now be held on Mar.11 at 6 am.  The census was postponed due to the untimely demise of Conservator of Forest S. Manikandan on Mar.3 at Nagarahole when a wild elephant trampled him…

Bird Census at Ranganathittu on Mar. 4
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Bird Census at Ranganathittu on Mar. 4

Mysuru:  The famed Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna will be closed for visitors till 11 am on Sunday, Mar. 4. For, the Forest Department will conduct the first-ever bird census from 6 am to 10 am on that day. Normally, the sanctuary opens at 9 am. The bird census is being conducted by the Department…

Anti-Poaching Camps to thwart illegal fishing at Ranganathittu
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Anti-Poaching Camps to thwart illegal fishing at Ranganathittu

Mysuru: Following incidents of illegal fishing and attacks on forest staff, the Forest Department has stepped up its vigil by setting up Anti-Poaching Camps (APC) to provide 24×7 protection at Ranganathittu and other places, which are rich in flora and fauna. DCF (Wildlife) V. Yedukondalu, speaking to Star of Mysore this morning, said that APCs…

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary to be closed for a week
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary to be closed for a week

Mysuru: The famed Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna will be closed for visitors for a week either in the last week or November or the first week of December. Reason: The Forest Department is planning to conduct a census of bird population at the sanctuary. “Most likely, the Bird Sanctuary will be closed in the…

Boating services suspended at Ranganathittu
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Boating services suspended at Ranganathittu

Srirangapatna: Owing to heavy rains and release of more than 11,000 cusecs of water from KRS to Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, the authorities have suspended boating services at Ranganathittu Birds Sanctuary as a precautionary measure. The Forest Department has decided to withdraw boating services anticipating that the outflow would increase any time resulting in tourists…

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