Tag Archives: wildlife

Forest dept plans to check marauding jumbos

Sajanagad: Even as 140 elephants from Jharkhand are reportedly heading for Nilagiri in Balasore district, the forest department held a coordination meeting here Thursday and has drawn up a plan to check their entry. The meeting was presided over DFO … Continue reading

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Satkosia, a ‘guesthouse’ for birds

Gania: The Satkosia gorge at the heart of Satkosia Tiger Reserve comprising parts of Nayagarh, Boudh, Cuttack and Angul districts is a favorite destination for migratory birds. Every year, thousands of winged visitors throng the place during the winter. Last … Continue reading

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Compensation for wildlife attack victims raised

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to increase the compensation amount from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4 lakh for deaths due to attacks from wild animals, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said while addressing the Wildlife Week function here Saturday.Apart … Continue reading

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Sanctuary happy hunting ground for stone mafia

Nilagiri, May 24: Kuladiha sanctuary under Nilagiri forest division in Balasore district, an area rich with biodiversity, has turned out to be a happy hunting ground for the stone mafia, a report said. Rampant stone mining has posed a serious … Continue reading

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Forest restored to life, but wildlife left high & dry

Jajpur: About 10 to 12 years ago, when timber mafia denuded 250 hectares of Hudisahi jungle in Pataranga pachayat under Korei block in Jajpur district on the border of Keonjhar, the forest came to the brink of losing its existence … Continue reading

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Orissa govt webcasts hatchlings of Olive Ridley turtles

Berhampur, May 3: One can witness the hatchlings of Olive Ridley turtles at one’s home without going to the site, courtesy the wildlife wing of Orissa forest department which is webcasting the unique phenomenon from near Rushikulya river in Ganjam … Continue reading

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No tiger census in Sunabeda since 2004

Post News Network Komna, April 22: Tiger census in Sunabeda sanctuary in Nuapada district has not been carried out since 2004 after it became a part of the red corridor. Spread across 600 sq km, the sanctuary has become inaccessible … Continue reading

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Open wells pose danger to jumbos

Post News Network Kankadahada, Jan 19: As many as 1,500 open wells under the block in Dhenkanal district have turned into danger zones for elephants who stray near them for food at night and fall into the deep wells because … Continue reading

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Kuladiha sanctuary to remain closed from today

Post News Network Nilagiri, June 14: Kuladiha wildlife sanctuary, one of the tourist attractions of the state in Nilagiri sub-division in Balasore district, will remain closed for tourists from Monday owing to monsoon season. It will reopen in November, said … Continue reading

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Elephants in Keonjhar fewer by 26

Post News Network Keonjhar, July 1: The forest department claims that elephants are safe and secure in resource-rich Keonjhar district, but wildlife activists and nature conservationists refuse to buy it. The facts about the number of elephants across the district … Continue reading

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