120 acres of Anekal forest land worth Rs 800 crore recovered

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.

published on : 6th September 2020

Forest dept plans relocation of deer to Bannerghatta park

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.

published on : 30th August 2020

Bannerghatta Park beckons, coronavirus protocol in place

The State government has certified the Bannerghatta National Park to be “safe” for public visit amid the Covid-19 pandemic, said park authorities.

published on : 10th August 2020

Forest department recovers grabbed land in jumbo corridor in Karnataka

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).

published on : 13th July 2020

Bannerghatta in peril again, survey on to allow quarrying

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.

published on : 30th May 2020

Karnataka govt to protect zoo animals

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.

published on : 12th April 2020

It’s final, Bannerghatta ESZ shrinks by 100 sqkm

Greens plan to approach court against Centre’s gazette notification

published on : 13th March 2020

Citizens call for committee to check projects in Bannerghatta ESZ

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.

published on : 12th March 2020

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa writes to Centre to reduce Bannerghatta ESZ 

In letter to Environment Minister, Yediyurappa asks for quick response on defining buffer zone to help state’s growth plans

published on : 19th February 2020

HC restrains development activities within 10-km radius of Bannerghatta National Park

Court says order will not impact ongoing commercial, developmental activities

published on : 17th January 2020

Bannerghatta zoo, safari fares to increase in 2020

The management is of the opinion that the money will be utilised in improving the zoo’s management and the wages of the staffers.

published on : 30th December 2019

Just seeing you can raise stress levels among animals

Weekend family outings to zoos and safaris are apparently leading to increased stress levels among animals too.

published on : 22nd December 2019

Bannerghatta National Park faces threat of being swallowed by urban jungle

Apart from concrete structures, relentless quarrying along the edges of the reserve to feed the city’s demand is also posing a threat.

published on : 2nd September 2018