Tension prevailed at Athamallik forest department office in Angul district after villagers and family members of a farmer, who on Monday night committed suicide allegedly over the forest department’s humiliation, staged a dharana with the dead body on Tuesday.
An elephant was found dead near the deceased farmer's farmland days ago. In this connection, the forest department officials had taken him to their office.
Odisha government has come up with concrete measures to protect the elephants. The state forest department has now opted for hanging solar fencing installations over railway tracks passing through elephant corridors to keep wild pachyderms at bay.
A Youtuber was arrested by a team of Forest Department officials in Odisha. The YouTuber was arrested for illegal possession of snakes and chameleons at his house in Sambalpur district.
Rana has confessed to his crime and said he caught these species from different places during this rainy season.
The audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Performance and Compliance Audit) for the year ended March 2020, Government of Odisha revealed massive irregularities in “Assessment of Plantation Activities” covering the period from 2013-14 to 2017-18.
Locals spotted the injured pachyderm and informed forest officials.
Odisha is India's largest elephant graveyard. A big reason for non-fixing of accountability is the demon of corruption that has engulfed the state forest department in last one decade.
Odisha reported 51,968 forest fires between November 2020 and June 2021, which was the highest in the country during the period.
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Shocked? Terrified? What will be your reaction when you find bears prowling in your house? A family woke up to find some wild bears prowling inside the kitchen of their house at MV-7 village in Malkangiri. While the sight of the bears reportedly triggered panic among locals, they have informed the Forest Department regarding the incident.
These images show a partially successful bear rescue operation at Surajpur in Chhattisgarh.
A leopard which reportedly escaped from its cage at a zoo in Indore was missing for the past week. Reports said that forest department officials were finally able to capture the big cat and rescue it safely.
These are the visuals of a wild bear recently rescued at Tiliguda village of Malkangiri district in Odisha. The bear reportedly was rescued while it was trying to intrude into a house at the village. While trying to break into the house, the bear reportedly fell ill and was safely rescued by Forest Officials.