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Tag: Satkosia

Odisha's Satkosia Gorge designated Ramsar site
Odisha's Satkosia Gorge is now a Ramsar site

The famous Satkosia Gorge in Odisha's Angul district has been designated as a Ramsar site, the third such location to be marked  as a wetland of international importance in the State.

  • Friday, 05 August 2022
Tiger translocation: Odisha draws up plan to restore confidence of Satkosia residents

Angul/Bhubaneswar: Following protests by residents within the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district over relocation of tigress ‘Sundari’ and death of tiger ‘Mahavir’ in recent past, the State Forest department has chalked out plans to win back the confidence of locals. As per reports, the department has planned to take villagers of Satkosia forest area […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Tiger Mahavir found dead in Satkosia core reserve forest area

Angul: In a major setback to tiger relocation project, the Royal Bengal male tiger Mahavir, who was brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve was found dead in the core area of the forest on Wednesday. Mahavir, also known as MB2, was three-year-old and part of the first inter-state tiger […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Sundari’s presence gives sleepless nights to Satkosia locals

Angul: Residents of Hatibari and nearby villages in Satkosia of Angul district have been spending sleepless nights due to the movement of Royal Bengal tigress ‘Sundari’ close to the human settlement. Locals in the area are a worried lot and have demanded immediate shifting of Sundari from Satkosia area after the tigress allegedly killed a […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Amid public outrage, tigress Sundari's stay at Satkosia under review

Angul: Amid public unrest in Satkosia Tiger Reserve area following death of a woman of Hatibari village allegedly in an attack by recently-released tigress ‘Sundari’; the Odisha Forest department, in association with officials of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a review after […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Tigress ‘Sundari’ to be shifted from Satkosia Tiger Reserve

Angul: Amid violent protests by locals following death of woman allegedly in an attack by the newly-released tigress at Hatibari under Tikarapara range of Satkosia forest, the Angul district administration is likely to shift the animal from the sanctuary. “An expert team from Bandhavgarh will reach Satkosia on September 15. Thereafter, they will tranquilise and […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Fate of Tigress Sundari hangs in balance

Angul: Even though the villagers of Satkosia are living without any threat after relocation of tigress Sundari to an enclosure on November 6, the future of the big cat, which was the first one to be shifted under the inter-State tiger translocation project, seems to be hanging in balance. “The State government should ensure that […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Tigress Sundari
Panic grips Satkosia after villager claims tigress Sundari killed his bullock

Angul: Days after tigress Sundari was chased away into the core area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve, a villager has alleged that the big cat has killed his bullock. The allegation has been levelled by one Raghu Soy following which panic has once again gripped the local residents of Satkosia. Earlier on October 4, Additional […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Tigress Sundari
Relocation process of tigress 'Sundari' to core area of Satkosia reserve begins

Angul: The relocation process of tigress ‘Sundari’ to the core area of Satkosia Tiger Reserve has begun. According to sources, four teams have been formed which consists of officials of Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Satkosia Forest Department, Kanha Tiger Reserve and Nandankanan Zoological Park. The officials are jointly monitoring the movement and behaviour of […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Tigers roaming in Satkosia triggers panic among villagers

Angul: Residents of Satkosia are living in fear after the Royal Bengal tigress brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve was released into the Tiger Reserve. While some residents of Katrang and Satyajaipur villages have stopped going to their farm lands, many are guarding their houses with sticks and axes. Some of the villagers are […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Kumki elephant ‘Yashoda’ tramples man to death in Angul

Angul: Kumki (trained) elephant ‘Yashoda’ which was brought to Satkosia Tiger Reserve to help in tranquilisation of tigress Sundari, trampled a man to death inside Purunakote range office premises in Angul today. The deceased has been identified as Sudura Pradhan of Matiasahi village. According to sources, the incident took place when Pradhan was feeding the […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Royal Bengal tigress from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve arrives at Satkosia

Bhubaneswar: A Royal Bengal tigress from the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh arrived at Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul today where she will meet her partner–a Royal Bengal tiger that was brought to the reserve last week in the country’s first ever relocation initiative by the forest department. The two-year-old tigress is expected […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Combing operations over suspected Maoists’ presence in Narsinghpur

Athagarh: Panic gripped Narsinghpur area here in Cuttack district following police inputs on suspected Maoists movement in Satkosia forests. According to reports, around 20 suspected extremists are roaming in Satkosia forest which spreads from Narasinghpur to Angul. Meanwhile, Cuttack and Angul police have intensified combing operations in the area. “It is not confirmed whether they […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
elephant attack
1 killed, 1 injured in elephant attack

Angul/Tangi: Panic gripped in Satkosia area of Angul and Tangi in Khurda after two persons including a Forest department staff faced elephant fury at two different places of the State this morning. While a resident of Tuluka village in the Satkosia sanctuary was trampled to death by an elephant, an employee of the Forest Department, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Jairam urges Naveen to save tiger population in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the alarming decline in the number of tigers in Odisha, senior Congress leader and former Union Environment and Forests minister Jairam Ramesh has urged the state government to take urgent steps to save the population of the magnificent predators in the state. In a letter to chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Plans afoot to rationalise Odisha tiger reserve boundary

Bhubaneswar: Plans are afoot to remove 118 villages from the notified area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve, a move that an official said will rationalise the boundary of the wildlife habitat. “The 118 villages coming under the tiger reserve will be de-notified and a fresh boundary notified by adding adjoining forest area spread over 228 […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Odisha concerns over decline in tiger population

With the All India Tiger Estimation Report, 2014 reporting a fall in big cat population in Odisha, the state government today said it will examine the matter and take up the issue with the Centre

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Kumki elephant from Chandaka to help tranquilise tigress Sundari

Angul: A kumki (trained) elephant ‘Yashoda’ from Chandaka Godibari forest along with four mahouts will help the Forest department to tranquilise tigress ‘Sundari’, which had been out of reach despite several attempts. The operation to capture the big cat will resume today. As per latest reports, ‘Yashoda’ accompanied by four mahouts and officials of the […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Violence in Satkosia: BJP leader arrested, sent to jail

Angul: BJP Angul district unit president Bhagirathi Pradhan, who was arrested by police in connection with the violence near Kanjara in the district after tigress ‘Sundari’ allegedly killed a man of Tainsi village on October 21, was sent to jail after the SDJM Court rejected his bail plea here on Sunday. Pradhan was nabbed by […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Tension intensifies as Sundari ‘kills’ bullock; 3 teams join for tranquilisation

Angul: Amid growing terror in Tainsi village under Satkosia forest reserve in Angul district, Royal Bengal tigress ‘Sundari’ allegedly killed a bullock today in a second attack within two days, at Baghamunda village, a few kilometres away from Tainsi. Palpable tension prevailed in the area after locals spotted the mutilated carcass of the bullock early […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Tigress Sundari preys on man; irate locals thrash & detain forest officer

Angul: Tension gripped Satkosia area after tigress Sundari allegedly killed a local of Tainsi village in Angul district today. The deceased has been identified as Trinath Sahu. According to reports, Sahu had gone for fishing when the tigress allegedly attacked Sahu leading to his death on the spot. Meanwhile, the enraged villagers reportedly thrashed and […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
WII team keeping tab on ‘Sundari’ in Satkosia: Addl PCCF

Angul: A four-member team of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is currently monitoring the movement and behaviour of tigress ‘Sundari’ in Satkosia Tiger reserve, informed Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Sudarshan Panda today. He further stated that the tigress would be tranquilised and relocated to the core area of the Reserve if […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Kumki elephants to guard Tigers at Satkosia reserve

Bhubaneswar: Amid growing apprehension among locals, Odisha government has decided to deploy trained Kumki elephants to check intrusion of tigers at Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) into human settlements. The Kumki elephants will be brought from Karnataka and would be engaged to keep a vigil on the tigers which were brought from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Sundari fear grips villages of Satkosia, residents spend sleepless nights

Angul: After tigress Sundari was suspected to have killed humans and animals in villages close to Satkosia reserve forest, residents of Kumuri village located in close proximity to the area have been spending sleepless nights. In an exclusive OTV report from ground zero, the villagers open up about their fears and measures they have taken […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Tigress Sundari
Op-Ed: Poaching of RBT in Debrigarh makes ‘Sundari’s stay in Satkosia untenable

The virtual confirmation on Sunday that the tiger killed by poachers in the Debrigarh forests in Bargarh district was a Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) – and not a leopard, as the Forest minister and the PCCF (Wildlife) had sought to pass it off as – raises the inevitable question: why is the Forest department so […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tigress Sundari
Odisha to rewild 'man-eater' tigress Sundari

Bhubaneswar: Even though the tiger translocation project has fallen apart, Tigress Sundari continues to be a headache for the Odisha government, which is now trying its best to safely release the big cat into the wild. The state government is planning to rewild the tigress before releasing it into the forest. As per the chief […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Tigress Sundari
Will Odisha Govt Be Able To Provide Tigress Sundari An Area To Call Her Own?

Bhubaneswar: It’s been long since Royal Bengal Tigress Sundari was shifted to a special rehabilitation enclosure in the wake of a massive public outcry last year and now the forest department has once again begun the process to re-implement the tiger relocation project in Satkosia reserve forests, this time with the able support of local […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Odisha Ready To Bid Goodbye To Tigress Sundari, Officials Gear Up To Tackle Human Animal Conflict

Bhubaneswar: With the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) remaining firm in its decision to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha government has finally agreed to relocate Tigress Sundari back to its original abode- Madhya Pradesh. Speaking on the development, State Chief Wildlife Warden Harishankar Upadhyay said, “Following NTCA letter, Odisha government […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Annual Bird Census Begins In Odisha

Angul: The annual bird census began across the State on Friday. More than 25 teams comprising over 1000 wildlife officials, experts, environmentalists and academicians have been engaged in the headcount exercise at various wildlife ranges and water bodies of the State including Satkosia & Mahanadi river system. The enumeration of avian species began in Satkosia […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha urges NTCA to decide future of tigress 'Sundari'

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Forest Department on Monday wrote to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), urging it to take immediate decision on the fate of Tigress ‘Sundari’ which has been kept in an enclosure in Odisha after it killed two persons in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary. Informing this, Odisha Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife Hari […]

  • Friday, 09 April 2021
MP Chief Minister Writes To Naveen To Ensure Proper Care Of Tigress ‘Sundari’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, urging him to take special care of  tigress ‘Sundari’ which was translocated from Bandhavgarh National Park in MP to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve under country’s  first interstate tiger translocation project. Quoting media reports, he expressed concern that […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
Tigress Sundari
Kanha Team Reaches Odisha For Sundari's Translocation To Ghorela Centre

Bhubaneswar/Angul: Finally, the process for the return of tigress Sundari from Satkosia in Angul district is about to conclude with a six-member team of experts reaching Odisha today to make study on the behaviour and health of the animal before her translocation probably in the next few days. The team comprising an assistant conservator of […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve
Tigress Sundari Translocated From Odisha To MP's Kanha Reserve

Bhubaneswar: Tigress Sundari has been translocated to Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) of Madhya Pradesh from Satkosia in Odisha, a forest official said on Thursday. The big cat was released into a special enclosure at Ghorela in the reserve on Wednesday night, the official said. The tigress along with a tiger had been sent to Odisha’s […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021

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