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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…

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

July 17, 2018

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

July 16, 2018

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

May 14, 2018

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…

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