With hike in wild animal attacks, forest dwellers willing to relocate under Kerala government scheme
Around 50 families in Katlappara settlement located 15 km inside the Shenduruney forest have availed the relocation scheme launched by the forest department.
Experts say that shortage of staff, funds and migration of tigers are also behind the decline
The circular also stated that volunteers and forest students can be made a part of the survey exercises, if need be, strictly following all Covid-19 protocols.
It was a heist of elephantine proportions and the fog of mystery clouds the attempt to kidnap a pachyderm from a Tumakuru mutt on December 31.
Official sources said, over the last 12 years, the frequency of elephant herds straying into human settlements in search of food has risen.
She was identified as Rajani Jena. Sources said the woman was going to her farmland on Sunday when she came in contact with the live wire.
Farmers should immediately inform the Forest Department of wildlife attacks to get compensation: DFO
Farmers from various villages around the forest area are cultivating crops such as maize, cotton and millets.
Discussions were also held on use of technology, quick sharing of information, early warning and tracking location of the pachyderms near human settlements to minimise conflict and damage to property.
Greenery development in the HMDA is good and the Forest Department should develop similar belts in the districts as well, Additional Principal Chief COnservator of Forests said.
As many as 115 special officers of the Forest department will visit urban forest blocks on December 21 and 23 and study various models taken up by the HMDA towards greenery and tree plantation etc.
Not keen on using any new technologies and methods this year, the Karnataka Forest Department has begun forest fire management drills and exercises on the ground.
The Forest department kicked off its annual dolphin census in the water bodies of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary and its nearby areas on Thursday, Dec 16.
However, the residents across Dubare alleged that the elephants from Prajna’s foundation often raided the crops and caused immense damage.
Prabhu chased away the dogs and rushed to a veterinary hospital. Upon reaching the Perambalur-Ariyalur Road, he noticed the monkey was losing its breath.
TK Ashok Kumar, District Forest Officer said projects such as setting up Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation Cell in District Forest Office could not be implemented due to administrative reasons.