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Anil Kumble photographs birds for nearly five hours at Ranganathittu
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Anil Kumble photographs birds for nearly five hours at Ranganathittu

January 21, 2020

Srirangapatna:  Former international cricketer and an avid wildlife photographer, Anil Kumble, visited Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary near Srirangapatna yesterday afternoon and spent nearly five hours clicking photographs of various birds there. Kumble, who came to the Bird Sanctuary at about 1 pm along with two of his friends, took a boat ride in the Sanctuary and…

Two bird hunters arrested at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Two bird hunters arrested at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

November 28, 2019

Ranganathittu: Forest Department personnel have arrested two persons while they were hunting birds at Gendehosahalli Island in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and have rescued a live Cattle Egret bird, besides seizing a net, sling shot, hook, one bike and a dead Cattle Egret from them. The accused have been identified as 39-year-old Ramu and 28-year-old Ravi,…

17 islands at Ranganathittu to be reconstructed
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17 islands at Ranganathittu to be reconstructed

September 1, 2019

Forest Department team inspects ravaged islands; estimated loss is nearly Rs.2.5 crore Srirangapatna, Sept.1 (Vinay Karekura & BCT)- Following large-scale destruction of islands at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary as a result of thousands of cusecs of water that was released from Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam, a team of Forest Department officials visited the ravaged place…

No boating in Ranganathittu
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No boating in Ranganathittu

July 21, 2019

Rain picks up pace in Kodagu; cloud-seeding operations from Mysuru from July 24 Mysuru: Boating operations have been suspended at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary from yesterday for an indefinite period as the  flow in the Cauvery has significantly increased. The bird sanctuary is located on the banks of River Cauvery downstream of KRS reservoir near Srirangapatna…

Bird census at Ranganathittu: 60 winged beauties recorded in 3 hours
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Bird census at Ranganathittu: 60 winged beauties recorded in 3 hours

June 9, 2019

Islands stabilise after last year’s deluge By V. Shourabh Srirangapatna: The Forest Department conducted a bird census to document winged beauties at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary this morning. The bird census was officially started last year and today’s survey was the first for this year. The objective was to prepare a baseline data with a scientific…

This year’s first Bird Census at Ranganathittu tomorrow
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This year’s first Bird Census at Ranganathittu tomorrow

June 8, 2019

Mysore: Over 12 bird scientists and experts and 30 Forest Department staff and volunteers will conduct this year’s first Bird Census at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna on June 9 (tomorrow). The census will begin at 6 am and will continue till 9.30 am. Speaking to Star of Mysore, Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) Dr….

Bee attack at Ranganathittu: Tourists stung; Sanctuary shut
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Bee attack at Ranganathittu: Tourists stung; Sanctuary shut

May 16, 2019

Srirangapatna:  A group of 12 tourists, who were waiting for their turn to go boating at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary on Monday, was seriously injured when a swarm of bees attacked the tourists. The injured tourists, said to be from Bengaluru, include two children and four women of a family and others. The staff at the…

Ravaged Ranganathittu gets a fresh lease of life
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Ravaged Ranganathittu gets a fresh lease of life

January 3, 2019

Mysuru: A fresh lease of life is being given to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary which was extensively damaged and submerged following heavy rain in July, August and September last year along Cauvery Basin and the release of more than 1.20 lakh cusecs of water from the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam. The Forest Department has come forward…

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

August 10, 2018

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

August 7, 2018

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…

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