The department moved to recover the lands after the High Court vacated the stay last year on a slew of writ petitions filed by encroachers.
The Forest Department rescued and rehabilitated a male spotted deer that had strayed out of Turrahalli State Forest (TSF) into urban areas, late on Friday night.
The State government has certified the Bannerghatta National Park to be “safe” for public visit amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said park authorities.
These deemed forest lands fall in an area where elephants move freely and are part of the newly declared ESZ of the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP).
The Karnataka High Court had shut activities of 15 mining leases in 2018 as a departmental survey had revealed illegal mining in many survey numbers of Anekal taluk.
Executive director, Mysuru Zoo, has been directed to help other zoos in supplying the necessary equipment and to procure the items required by other zoos.
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Submitting a memorandum to the Chief Secretary, the Bannerghatta Nature Conservation Trust (BNCT) has asked for the formation of both a monitoring committee and a zonal plan.
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The management is of the opinion that the money will be utilised in improving the zoo’s management and the wages of the staffers.
Weekend family outings to zoos and safaris are apparently leading to increased stress levels among animals too.
Apart from concrete structures, relentless quarrying along the edges of the reserve to feed the city’s demand is also posing a threat.