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Tag: Pccf

Badamba Forest Range
Another elephant skeleton unearthed from Badamba forest range; Ranger, Forester absconding

As the elephant carcasses keep tumbling down from near the Narasinghpur-Badamba Forest Range, it has emerged as the hotspot and heaven for poachers.

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Sambalpur Forest Ranger Suspended For Elephant Deaths

Sambalpur: Odisha government has suspended a forest official for negligence in protection of elephants during his tenure that resulted in number of jumbo deaths in the district. “On February 6, the PCCF has initiated departmental proceedings against Sadar forest ranger Gouri Shankar Dash. Based on the reports of elephants’ deaths in the previous years, the […]

Odisha: 6 Arrested In Berhampur Leopard Death Case
Odisha: 6 Arrested In Berhampur Leopard Death Case

Bhanjanagar: The Forest officials on Sunday arrested six persons on charges of laying trap to capture wild boars which led to the death of a leopard in Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district a few days ago. According to sources, while three persons were arrested from Nugudu village, the other three were […]

Odisha: PCCF Orders Probe After Leopard Caught In Trap Dies In Ganjam
Odisha PCCF Orders Probe After Leopard Caught In Trap Dies In Ganjam

Bhanjanagar: The State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) has ordered a probe into the death of a leopard which died after being stuck in a trap at Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district on Friday. According to sources, the PCCF has directed Berhampur Regional Chief Conservator of Forests to launch a […]

Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger
Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) on Thursday wrote to Odisha government seeking disciplinary action against Sambalpur Sadar Range Officer for dereliction of duty. Taking serious cognizance on the recent elephant death in train accident at Hatibari in Sambalpur, PCCF, Harishankar Upadhyay, cited that despite possessing a full-fledged squad to track the […]

Wild Tusker In Bhubaneswar Outskirts: Forest Dept Drives Jumbo Back To Chandaka Forest

Bhubaneswar: After reportedly killing at least four persons in Pipili and Khurda forest divisions, the wild tusker was spotted near Ghatikia on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Monday. A massive operation was launched today by forest department to drive back the pachyderm back into the Chandaka forest. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Hari Shankar Upadhyay […]

Pangolin Smuggling: PCCF Seeks Crime Branch Probe

Bhubaneswar: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Odisha, Hari Shankar Upadhyay has sought the intervention of Crime Branch of Odisha Police to investigate the pangolin smuggling racket in the State. In a letter to the Additional DG of Crime Branch, the PCCF requested the investigating agency to take up […]

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 […]

Tigress Sundari
Tigress Sundari tranquilised in Satkosia

Angul: After multiple failed operations, tigress Sundari was finally tranquilised by a joint team of experts from Satkosia Tiger Reserve and Nandankanan zoological park today, confirmed Principal Chief Conservator of Forests(PCCF) Sandeep Tripathy. The operation to tranquillise tigress Sundari had resumed day before yesterday with the help of kumki (trained) elephant ‘Jashoda’ brought from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary. […]

Crime Branch probe ordered into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]

Tiger spotted at one more location in Odisha: PCCF

Kalahandi: Good news for environmentalists and animal lovers, as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF ) Sandeep Tripathy today informed that a tiger has been spotted in one more location in Odisha. Some traces suggest the presence of a tiger in Karlapat forest range in Kalahandi district, though it is yet to be confirmed whether […]

elephant attack compensation
Speedy compensation to kin of elephant attack victims: PCCF

Baripada: Concrete steps would be taken for speedy disbursement of compensation to the families of those killed in elephant attacks in Odisha, a senior forest official has said. Quick disbursement of compensation would also be made for crop loss due to marauding elephants, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Debabrata Swain, said. Swain was speaking […]

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 […]

Tiger relocation: Vital parameters of new guest at Satkosia in good shape

Bhubaneswar: After successful completion of the world’s first inter-State and longest tiger relocation from Kanha Tiger Reserve to Odisha’s Satkosia which took almost 24 hours, officials are now closely monitoring the activities of the big cat. The senior officials are on their toes as the tiger had not fed on a live prey after it […]

Odisha develops app to tackle wildfires

Bhubaneswar: As several forest areas in the state are battling wildfires, the government has devised a new innovative approach for efficient and effective tracking and prevention of forest fires. The state Forest and Environment department has designed a special app to track and fight forest fires during summer. A WhatsApp group called ‘Forest Fire Alert’ […]

NGT flags concerns over elephant safety in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Flagging concerns over the safety of elephants in Odisha, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the State government to initiate urgent measures to prevent illegal activities in the elephant corridors that are posing major threat to the wild animal. The green court also expressed anguish over non-submission of reports related to elephant corridors. […]

Tiger relocation programme at Satkosia soon

Bhubaneswar: Taking a cue from the tiger relocation programmes at Sariska National Park of Maharashtra and Panna National Park of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha forest department is all set to launch the ambitious project at Satkosia tiger reserve in Angul district to maintain bio-diversity in the major forest. One male and a female tiger will be […]

Subash Mishra appointed as principal chief conservator of forests

Bhubaneswar: The State government today appointed senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Subash Chandra Mishra as the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) and chief of forest force in a minor administrative reshuffle. As per a notification issued by the general administration department, Pradip Biswal, an IAS officer has been appointed as Additional Secretary to […]

Niali panic continues with one more sheep's death

Niali: Panic in the area over death of sheep refused to die down as one more lamb was found dead in similar style by suspected ‘mysterious’ animal at Gobindapada village here in Cuttack district even as the people spent sleepless night to trace the killer. Three sheep were also injured in attack by suspected wild […]

Govt mulls hiking ex-gratia for deaths due to animal attack

Bhubaneswar: The State Forest and Environment Department looks to enhance the ex-gratia amount for human casualty caused by wild animals to Rs four lakh. A proposal in this regard will very soon be placed before the State Government, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Shiv Saran Srivastava said. “We have decided to propose the government to […]

Odisha appoints new chief wildlife warden

Bhubaneswar: The State forest department on Thursday appointed M Satyanarayan as the new chief wildlife warden (CWW) and principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) of the Odisha forest division. After taking charge, the 1983 batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer said there is a need to identify practical solutions to combat human animal conflict and […]

Hyena lynched; Forest dept to take action against villagers

Balipatna: The Forest department is all set to take action against the villagers who lynched a stray hyena on the outskirts of the village a week ago on December 27. The department has decided to take action after it received the video footage of the gory and inhuman act. According to reports, people of Ambadihi […]