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These dogs put noses to work saving wildlife
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These dogs put noses to work saving wildlife

November 29, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The fight against wildlife crime got a further boost with two young wildlife sniffer dogs, also known as ‘super sniffers’ joining the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Sri Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Tiger Reserve, both in Chamarajanagar district after completing a seven-month-long training course. The dogs are Margi, a Mudhol Hound, that has landed at Bandipur after…

Minister Limbavali to lead delegation to Delhi on barricading forest borders
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Minister Limbavali to lead delegation to Delhi on barricading forest borders

March 1, 2021

Bengaluru: A delegation of legislators of wildlife infested Assembly constituencies will be taken to New Delhi to seek permission for constructing the barricade on fringes of forests under Compensatory Afforestration Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) to prevent the wild animals from straying into human habitation, said Forest Minister Arvind Limbavali. He was speaking at…

60 percent rise in leopard population: Status report
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60 percent rise in leopard population: Status report

December 22, 2020

Karnataka stands second in country New Delhi: Releasing the status report of leopards, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has said that increase in tiger, lion and leopard numbers over the last few years was a testimony to the conservation efforts and of the fledgling wildlife and biodiversity of the country. He…

Media can influence community behaviour towards wildlife
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Media can influence community behaviour towards wildlife

December 16, 2020

State-level media workshop on wildlife conservation held at BRT Sanctuary Chamarajanagar: The Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, commonly called BRT Sanctuary, is located at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats and the sanctuary is home to eco-systems that are unique to both the mountain ranges.  This sanctuary is unique because it…

Proud… as a Peacock
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Proud… as a Peacock

March 11, 2020

Peacock — Pavo cristatus, being its zoological name — the flamboyant, beautiful, colourful, arrogant bird, the bird with an attitude, is naturally selected as a National Bird of India. Peacocks have a built-in Pride in them and they cannot be blamed for that, nature has created them; Only the males, with such lovely iridescent colours…

Wilderness to Wellness
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Wilderness to Wellness

January 23, 2020

Title :  Annual Report 2018-19 Author :  Officer-in-charge , Mysuru Zoo Pages :  79 Publisher :  Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru The narrative, presented in a coffee table book form and printed on art paper, enriched by nearly 250 multi-coloured pictures, comprising 32 sections including a brief history of the Mysuru-based Zoo, established in 1892,…

A rare sighting…
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A rare sighting…

July 3, 2019

Oriental White Eye (Zosterops Palpebrosus) is a tiny greenish yellow bird with a prominent white ring around its eye, thus gaining its name. These are generally seen in a flock of five or more birds actively hunting for tiny insects on the shrubs, bushes and foliage of trees. They subsist largely on flower nectar and…

Model of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve at RMNH
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Model of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve at RMNH

June 5, 2019

Mysuru: Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is India’s first and foremost biosphere reserves with a heritage, rich in flora and fauna. Tribal groups like the Todas, Kotas, Irullas, Kurumbas, Paniyas, Adiyans, Edanadan Chettis, Allar, Malayan, etc., are native to the reserve. This is how the Nilgiri Biosphere is described. In the Western Ghats in South India, there…

Lessons from the wild
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Lessons from the wild

June 2, 2019

Human beings may be considered the more evolved species on Earth but there is no denying that the animals who can’t talk are also quite intelligent and display rare traits while leading a solitary life or while living in groups. From the tiniest ant to the mighty elephant, animals of all kinds can teach us…

Living with the Leopard
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Living with the Leopard

April 3, 2017

As humans have a right to live, so do leopards. The only way to leopard-proof urban areas is to stop discarding animal waste around the areas inhabited by humans. By indiscriminately discarding meat waste, we are inviting leopards and they are only accepting our invitation, says Ethologist Ragoo Rao in this article. By Ragoo Rao…

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