Forest officials had built around 40 wooden barricades around rivers and ponds near Bhitarkanika to prevent crocodiles from straying into the water bodies.
Police seized Rs 3 lakh in cash, fake job documents, computers, printers and other equipment worth Rs 50,000 from their possession.
Sources said that tiger movement was not recorded in cameras fixed near Moyar river where a cow was believed to have been killed by a tiger on October 8.
This unsustainable use of Rajaji Tiger Reserve landscape was not only capable of damaging the whole ecology of the reserve but would also cause harm to the pristine biodiversity of the national park.
The calf died after getting stuck in slush at Mazhavan Cherampadi near Pandalur in Nilgiris on October 2.
After a gap of five months, jungle safari in the Nallamala forest near Tummala Bayalu of Pedda Dornala mandal has resumed.
According to official sources, about 16 Ha of land in the Ambedkarnagar forest has been a bone of contention between the forest officials and tribals for a while now.
Forest officials have rescued several wild animals which were stranded in flood waters in the Nirmal forest area.
Though the authorities have been monitoring the big cat’s movement since then, they were not able to trap it until last night.
The shady area with a seasonal mountain stream passing through it provides adequate moisture for the growth of ferns.
The project was shelved when Forest department did not give clearance on the grounds that it passes through a reserve forest, wildlife sanctuary and within the coastal regulatory zone prohibited area.
Actor Rana Daggubati, Jaydev Payeng, known as the Forest Man of India, and environmentalist Daripalli Ramaiah would be the brand ambassadors for this effort.
The stench from the decomposition process became a bane for locals as both the MCCs are located in residential areas.
Since this incident happened soon after the big cat killed a cow recently, villagers are now scared to step out of their houses.
Cephalanthera erecta, also known as 'Silver Orchid' was found growing on the humus-rich forest floor in Gharsari Mandal area of Chamoli district.