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Tag: Forest Department

Forest Fires
Forest Fires In Odisha: Just An Annual Phenomenon Or Forest Dept’s Apathy?

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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3-Yr-Old Leopard Rescued!
WATCH | 3-Yr-Old Leopard Rescued From Private Godown At Coimbatore

WATCH | 3-Yr-Old Leopard Rescued From Private Godown At Coimbatore

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Leopard Cub In A Well?
Watch | Leopard Cub Trapped Inside Well Rescued By Forest Department At Nashik

Watch | Leopard Cub Trapped Inside Well Rescued By Forest Department At Nashik

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Bears Enter Kitchen!
Caught On Cam: Family Gets Shock Of Life After Finding Wild Bears Prowling In Kitchen

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.

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Bear Rescued
Wild Bears Stray Into Human Habitation, Rescue Ops Launched

These images show a partially successful bear rescue operation at Surajpur in Chhattisgarh.

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Leopard Rescued
‘Missing’ Leopard Captured, Rescued Safely By Forest Officials In Indore

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.

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Wild Bear Goes Wilder!
Wild Bear Tries To Break Into House, Rescued By Forest Officials In Malkangiri

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.

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Caught On Cam: Elephant Gets Stuck In Flooded River In Uttarakhand, Rescued & Released In Forest
Caught On Cam: Elephant Gets Stuck In Flooded River In Uttarakhand, Rescued & Released In Forest

Elephant Gets Stuck In Flooded River In Uttarakhand, Rescued & Released In Forest

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Elephant In Well
Elephant Gets Stuck In A Well In Odisha, Rescued

These images are of an elephant stuck in a well in Bangiriposi Range in Mayurbhanj district. This elephant was stuck in a well while its herd was crossing the area from Similipal National Park. The elephant had lost its way in the dark and had fallen into the well.

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WATCH: Elephants Stuck, Swept Away In Mahanadi River, Rescue Ops Underway

Huge crowd gathered near Mundali bridge this morning (September 24) after a herd of eight elephants were reportedly swept away by heavy water current while crossing Mahanadi river near Mundali.

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 Leopard & Cat Come Face To Face
Feline Face-Off: Leopard & Cat Come Face To Face After Falling Into A Well In Nashik

These dramatic visuals show an intense face-off between a leopard and a cat after they fell into a well in Nashik city of Maharashtra. As per officials, the two felines had fallen into the well while the leopard was chasing the cat, but were later rescued safely from the well.

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Rare Bird
Rare Owl Spotted By Locals In Odisha, Rescued By Forest Officials

A rare bird species was spotted by locals in Sikharpur area of Cuttack on Thursday.

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Python Rescue
Odisha: 12-Ft-Long Python Rescued By Forest Dept Personnel In Jajpur District

A 12-ft long python was rescued from a village in Jajpur district on Saturday.Some locals spotted the reptile in Pubuli village road in Samia Panchayat under Bairi Forest range. Immediately, they called up the Forest Department officials to catch the python.

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Odisha: Forest Officials In Malkangiri Seize 150 Turtles, Smugglers Flee

Forest department officials on Friday rescued as many as 150 Indian soft-shell turtles during an illegal smuggling bid from MV- 65 village under Kalimela forest range in the district.

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Forest Guard Shot Dead By Unidentified Assailants During Night Patrolling In Bolangir

In an unfortunate incident, a forest guard on duty was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Rengalibahal under Saintala police limits in the district late on Friday night.

Odisha: Snake Venom Racket Busted In Bhubaneswar; 3 Held While Striking Rs 10 Lakh Deal

Bhubaneswar: Forest Department officials in the Capital City busted a racket allegedly involved in the smuggling of snake venom on Saturday. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Alok Kumar Mishra told OTV that 3 conduits of the racket were taken into custody while they were trying to strike a deal for the deadly venom which for which […]

'Bring My Child Back,' Appeals Odisha Woman Whose 'Pet' Wild Boar Was Seized

Keonjhar: Call it a love for wildlife or a mother’s unrelenting love, Kuntala Kumari Penthei from Purushottampur village in the district can easily be spotted every noon in the nearby jungle calling out her pet ‘Dhuda’, a wild boar. It has been over a year since Kuntala lost her younger daughter to illness. But the […]

Forest fire
Wildfire Across Odisha In Lens

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government has constituted a high level task force to contain raging forest fire across the State, the blaze continues to devour large tract of forests in several areas in almost all districts of Odisha. Forest and fire services personnel along with locals are finding it tough to douse the raging […]

Forester, Guard Suspended Over Elephants Death In Rourkela, Loco Pilot Summoned
Odisha: Forester, Guard Suspended Over Elephants Death In Rourkela, Loco Pilot Summoned

Rourkela: A forester and forest guard were put under suspension by the department in connection with the death of two elephants reportedly in a goods train mishap on February 4. The two suspended officials are Bisra Range forester Radha Gobinda Bahidar and Jareikela forest guard Gurudeb Bhoi. According to sources, the Forest department has also […]

Odisha: Bear Nightmare For Koraput Villagers, Watch Video

Jeypore: Panic gripped the residents at Ladijodi village under Borigumma block here in Koraput district for last several days after six sloth bears are found moving around the village in the night. Locals said the animals sneak into the human settlement soon after the sunset and roam around till late night before leaving for forest […]

Pangolin Racket: Dhenkanal Forest Division Seeks Help Of Crime Branch STF

Dhenkanal: Dhenkanal Forest Division on Thursday sought help of Crime Branch Special Task Force (STF) in the ongoing probe into the pangolin racket which was busted recently in Kapilash range area. As per sources, the forest authorities had arrested two persons and recovered a live pangolin weighing 15 kilograms from their possession. #Odisha Forest department […]

Elephant Calf With ‘Wound Mark’ Found Dead In Odisha

Rourkela: Close on the heels of the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala after she ate a pineapple filled with firecrackers, carcass of an elephant calf with wound marks has been recovered from Rutukepedi forest under Kuanrmunda range in Sundergarh district on Friday. It is suspected that some miscreants trapped and killed the calf […]

Odisha Man Held For Trying To Sell Deer Antlers On OLX

Bhubaneswar: One person has been arrested from Jajpur district for allegedly trying to sell Deer antlers by on OLX website. The accused has been identified as Devi Prasanna Behera, a resident of Kotapur in Jajpur district. On getting information, a special team of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau laid a trap and nabbed the accused […]

Missing Jumbo Laxmi Found Near Delhi Police HQ

New Delhi: The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The police team took two months to find Laxmi after she went missing from the Yamuna Bank area since July and was finally traced on Tuesday night barely three kilometres away […]

Forest Department Gears Up To Tackle Water Scarcity In Rourkela

Rourkela: With an objective to resolve the issue of water scarcity during summer season in Rourkela, the Forest department officials have started a new project in the Steel City by preserving rainwater. As per official sources, a hill watershed project in Durgapur hill has been taken up at a cost of Rs 4 crore to […]

Animal cruelty: Youth who performed stunts with snakes, arrested

Bargarh: After videos of a youth and some girls performing dangerous stunts with venomous snakes went viral on social media a few days back, the Bargarh Forest Department today arrested the youth on charges of violating Wildlife Protection Act. On the basis of complaints lodged by several people before the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and […]

Tusker poaching in Kuldiha: Two Forest officials suspended for dereliction of duty

Balasore: Authorities of Balasore Forest Division today suspended two of its staff on charges of dereliction of duty and served show cause notice to Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) in connection with poaching of an elephant for tusks in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in the district on June 5. Balasore Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Biswaraj Panda […]

Post Fani, Odisha Forest dept sets eye on safety of deer, blackbucks

Bhubaneswar: Following the devastation caused by cyclone Fani, Odisha Forest department is now planning to make special arrangements for the safety of spotted deer in Balukhand sanctuary and blackbucks in Aska reserve forest in Ganjam. As per the plan, the Forest department will set up shades for the spotted deer in Balukhand sanctuary. Moreover, the […]

Thirteen cobras rescued from house in Odisha village

Jajpur: As many as 13 Cobras were rescued from a house in Manpur village under Dangadi block of Jajpur today. According to sources, the snakes were spotted in one Shibaprasad Jena’s house following which the family members informed the Forest Department and the Snake Helpline. After getting information about the presence of snakes, a two-member […]

Leopard spotted again near Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Security was heightened in Palaspalli area of Bhubaneswar after a leopard, which was found lurking in one of the commercial establishments in the area Sunday night, was spotted again in the wee hours today by a security personnel deployed at the ATS Tower. While the local people have been asked not to venture out […]

Forest officials save life of severely ill elephant in Athagarh

Cuttack: A team of veterinary doctors and officials of Forest Department have managed to save the life of an ailing elephant, whose health condition had severely deteriorated in Athagarh forest. As per reports, the Athagarh forest officials received information about an ailing 50-year-old elephant inside Balikiari forest reserve under Narsinghpur range nearly five days back. […]

Elephant herd damages paddy stock and houses in Bonai

Sundergarh: Tension prevailed at Deogaon in Bonai block of Sundergarh district after a herd of seven elephants strayed into human settlement and destroyed paddy stocks, crops in several hectares of agricultural land today. On getting information, officials of Deogaon Forest department reached the spot and have launched a massive operation to drive the elephants back […]

3 arrested for teasing wild elephant in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Authorities of Champua Forest Range arrested three youths for teasing a wild elephant near Kainta village under Rajia panchayat here on Monday. Sources said the forest department personnel of Champua along with locals of Kainta village were chasing away a herd of 23 elephants which had strayed into human settlements near the area. Despite […]

Amendment to Wildlife (Protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974 soon: PCCF

Bhubaneswar: Odisha forest department has suggested the State government to make amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974 following which people killed in wild animal attacks will get compensation in a hassle free manner within 15 days of the incident. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Sandeep Tripathy on Friday said that the amendment […]

Monkey menace haunts devotees at Dhabaleswar temple

Cuttack:  Monkey menace at famous Shiva shrine at Dhabaleswar in Cuttack district has now put the temple authorities in fix. According to sources, four devotees have been injured after being attacked by a group of monkeys near the Jhula (hanging bridge). This has now led to panic not only among devotees but also priests at […]

Forest dept going whole hog amid rise in man-animal conflicts

Bhubaneswar: With the rise in human-elephant conflict in Odisha, the state forest department is trying to do its bit by expediting the disbursal of compensation to victims of the menace and doing everything possible to avert mishaps on both sides, PCCF (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathy informed. His comments came on the backdrop of recent man-elephant conflicts […]

Blackbuck population increases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Wildlife, Sandeep Tripathy today informed that population of blackbucks in the state has registered a slight increase to 4,082. The annual census of the mammal called ‘Krushnasar Mriga’ in local parlance showed that their numbers have increased to 4,082. Tripathy said that due to increased focus on conservation, […]

Forest dept buying plastic bottles from people in Koraput

Koraput: In a novel way to dissuade people from using plastic, Koraput forest division in Odisha is buying plastic bottles from people as part of its campaign coinciding with the World Environment Day today. During the campaign from June 1 to 7, the forest division has been buying unused plastic bottles from residents and business […]

Selfie obsession: Awareness to prevent humans trespass into animal territory

Bhubaneswar: With instances of deaths while taking selfie with elephants on the rise in Odisha, the forest department has now decided to intensify awareness campaigns to prevent such casualties. Official sources said, workshops and other programmes will be initiated  in nearly 90 percent of regions that have frequent movement of elephants particularly in Jharsuguda, Rourkela, […]

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15 ft injured python rescued near Barunei hills

Khurda: Forest department officials today rescued an injured python near Barunei hills of Khurda district. According to the officials, the 15 ft long reptile was spotted by the locals lying near the hills, who in turn informed the forest department. Soon, the officials rushed to the spot to facilitate its treatment. After a preliminary treatment, […]