The Karnataka Forest Department has come out with a unique plan to enable tourists to catch a glimpse of dolphins, free of cost.
However, the project has been delayed due to alleged inaction by revenue departments in clearing encroachments along the forest stretches.
The incident happened at the Bakdi outpost of Navra forest area in Nepanagar sub-division of Burhanpur district, where 50-year-old chowkidar, Bhola Barela and his wife Manibai were sleeping.
“Usually, regular combing operations are carried out to check and clear snares. Farmers put snares to catch wild boars and not tigers.
However, most of tourists prefer driving down there. For motorcycle riders, a trip through the rough terrain could be a challenging and enjoyable experience.
There are challenges, which need to be overcome for better results, he added using the platform to encourage youth in sports, but also stressed on the need for quality education.
The vulture was brought to Vandalur Zoo in Chennai by road on October 30 and on Thursday flown to Jodhpur.
Speaking to TNIE, a forest department official said, “Going by the CCTV footage, the animal resembles a leopard, but we can’t confirm it as the video quality is bad.
“Gahirmatha marine sanctuary is a prime feeding area for sea turtles that nest all the way up to Nasi-1 and Nasi-2 islands within Gahirmatha beach and other areas.
Officials from the Dindigul forest department have recorded 129 butterfly species in a survey held on Saturday and Sunday at Sirumalai Hills.
The forest department has decided to conduct a detailed study on the population of big cats and prey distribution in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
The forest officials had earlier arrested Alexpandian, who had built a goat shed near the forest range in violation of norms.
Chhattisgarh: Tree cutting for coal mine starts in biodiversity-rich Hasdeo amid protest; 10 detained
The forest department started cutting trees in Pendramar-Ghatbarra forest in the morning for the second phase of the Parsa East Kente Basan (PEKB) coal mine.
Increasing pollution, illegal encroachments and development projects have affected biodiversity of the region.
Such practices were going on unchecked as the violators continued exploiting either in the name of entertainment or religious belief, luring the devotees.
The herd, after entering the area on Tuesday night damaged five houses in Puruna Deo Gaon and Haldia village.
As per rules, the compensatory plantation has to be completed by the user agencies within six months from the time the permission for tree felling is granted.
Forest department officials said that during questioning, Vadiraj told them he was developing his areca nut plantation, and as the trees came in the way, he felled them without taking permits.
The state government has sanctioned `7 crore for the project. The last date for submitting tender bid is September 8.
The notice said the area concerned was declared “reserved forest” through a notification dated May 24, 1994.