On September 18, Karnataka Forest Department officials found the carcass of a juvenile elephant which had become the meal of a tiger in Bandipur Tiger Reserve’s Kundakere range.
Though the tourism sector took a major hit during the lockdown and is yet to pick up, safaris at Bandipur and Nagarhole are getting a lot of takers.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve officials have detained three Portuguese citizens for trespassing into the range without permission amid lockdown.
The four-year-old tiger which had killed 19 cattle heads over the last two months was captured by Karnataka Forest Department officials on Tuesday.
Forest department officials caught four poachers and seized their weapons in the Antarasanthe Range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Friday night.
The state government will stick to its earlier decision that an elevated corridor should be constructed through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve to facilitate night traffic.
The Karnataka Forest Department has sacked one staffer while another is being investigated after a video surfaced showing a forest staffer firing at a tusker.
A senior forest department official said permission for the shooting has been given for six hours on January 28 and 30. Noted Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is expected on Thursday.
Taxi driver leaves them in forest, makes away with valuables
A decomposed carcass of a tiger was found in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday afternoon.
The department and centre have held many meetings and workshops in the last three months.