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.

  • Monday, 27 June 2022
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. […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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’ […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021