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Tag: Kuldiha

Fire in Kuldiha
Odisha: Fresh Forest Fire Erupts In Kuldiha Sanctuary

Balasore: Even as fire brigades and forest personnel in the district are finding it tough to contain the wildfires that continue to spread to several areas in the Kuldiha sanctuary for the last four days, fresh incident of fire has been reported from near Balichua in the protected forest last night. Panicked local residents accompanied […]

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 […]

Armed poachers attack forest staff

Nilagiri: A team of forest officials were today attacked by a group of armed poachers for trying to stop the latter from hunting at the Kuldiha sanctuary. Following a tip-off on movement of poachers in the sanctuary, five personnel reached the spot. However, the miscreants, almost 80 in numbers, hiding in the woods, suddenly appeared […]

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary guards sustain with stick, walkie talkie!

Balasore: Forest officials and guards working in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in Balasore district are surviving in adverse conditions. And the arrival of rainy season has affected them adversely when they are not equipped to face it. Not to mention the attacks by poisonous insects that lead to skin rashes and damage to body. At a […]

Elephant count
Elephant count begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An elephant counting exercise has begun on Tuesday in Similipal, Kuldiha and Soro to estimate the number of pachyderms in the sanctuaries. The process is likely to continue till May 13. The forest officials are using both line-transect and dung count methods to ascertain the exact numbers of elephants. The forest department has constituted […]

Ranger among 8 forest staff injured in attack by villagers in Kuldiha

Eight forest department personnel, including a ranger and a woman staff, were injured in an attack by locals at Hatikhulia village in Kuldiha sanctuary in Balasore district on Thursday evening