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Lone Surviving Tigress Of Satkosia ‘Unwell’

Angul: The lone surviving tigress at Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district is reportedly unwell. Odisha Forest department suspects that the illness could be due to some injury on its tail. An injury-like spot was detected from several pictures and visuals of the trap cameras installed in the forest. But so far it is still […]

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'Poaching Menace' In Satkosia A Grave Threat To Its Eco-Balance

Bhubaneswar: Even when the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme in Satkosia Tiger Reserve over death of translocated tiger (T-1) & Tigress Sundari’s uncertain future, the forest department of Odisha continues to be in a denial mode that poachers are on a prowl in the forest belt. The […]

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NTCA snub puts tiger conservation in Odisha at great risk!

Bhubaneswar:  History is written by victors, said Winston Churchill once. Unfortunately, on Thursday Odisha scripted history as a big loser in country’s wild tiger conservation. Virtually, a whimpering end to the roaring first-ever inter-state tiger relocation project in Odisha poses big questions on survival of this striped species in the State. The thriving fear is […]

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Column: NTCA Can’t Be Faulted For Suspending The Tiger Project

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If reports in a section of the media are to be believed the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to suspend the tiger translocation programme that had brought the Satkosia tiger reserve into focus. The NTCA is apparently miffed with the state wildlife wing officials’ mishandling of the project that […]

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Odisha To Take Another Shot At Tiger Relocation In Satkosia Reserve

Angul: After almost one-and-a-half years since the first-ever inter-State tiger translocation project was launched in Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul, but had to be put on hold after it triggered protests by locals over alleged attacks by relocated tigress Sundari; the Odisha Forest department is planning to re-launch the project once again. As per reports, […]

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One Year On, Tigress Sundari Still Leads A Caged Life

Angul: Even as one year has passed since Royal Bengal tigress Sundari was kept in an enclosure, the State Forest department is yet to take any decision for release of the captive big cat into the wild. Sundari which was shifted to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve from Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh under the […]

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Op-Ed: The Challenge of Saving Odisha's Widlife

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Wildlife management is not an easy job. The risks involved are evident from the fate of the much talked about inter-state tiger relocation project which has been practically on the hold following the death of three-year-old male tiger, Mahavir that was brought to the state from Madhya Pradesh and released in […]

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Amid Tigress Sundari fear, tourist inflow to Satkosia drops

Angul: The Satkosia sanctuary which once used to be one of the preferred tourist destinations throughout the year, now wears a deserted look even though the picnic season has reached its peak in the State. The large-scale violence, which erupted in the region after tigress Sundari killed two villagers a couple of months ago, has […]

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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 […]

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Operation to tranquilise tigress Sundari to resume today

Angul: The operation to tranquillise tigress Sundari will resume today. The kumki (trained) elephant brought from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha has already reached Satkosia to help the forest officials capture the big cat. Meanwhile, the elephant ‘Jashoda’ has been kept at Purunakote range office under Satkosia forest division since Saturday. Jashoda was accompanied by […]

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Nandankanan to be new home for tigress Sundari

Bhubaneswar: With all attempts to capture tigress Sundari still failing, Odisha government on Monday decided to deploy additional teams to tranquilise the big cat which has been branded as a man-eater by locals near Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray informed that once captured, the tigress will be shifted to a well-protected […]

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Sundari on Prowl: Expert team from MP to join operation in Satkosia

Bhubaneswar: With repeated attempts to capture tigress ‘Sundari’ in the past 48 hours failing to yield results, Odisha has now decided to rope in two special teams from outside to tranquilise the big cat which has already been branded as a ‘man-eater’. Additional Principal Conservator of Forests, Sudarshan Panda informed today that the two expert […]

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3rd phase operation to tranquilise tigress ‘Sundari’ begins

Angul: After failed attempts to tranquilise tigress Sundari during the overnight operation yesterday, the 6-member team of experts has started its third phase of operation today at Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Angul district. According to sources, Sundari, now branded a ‘man-eater,’ was reportedly spotted in the bushes under the hill near Baghamunda village today […]

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After failed attempt, tranquillising team hopeful to capture tigress ‘Sundari’ soon

Angul: All eyes are now on the six-member team that has been roped in to tranquillise tigress Sundari, which has unleashed terror among inhabitants close to Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Angul district. Though a massive operation was undertaken by the tranquillising team today, tigress Sundari, which has now been branded a ‘man-eater,’ managed to […]

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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 […]

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Tension erupts after tigress Sundari ‘kills’ cow in Angul

Angul: A day after Wildlife Institute of India (WII) researcher cleared that tigress Sundari will stay in Satkosia Tiger Reserve; death of a cow at Lehedi village under Athmallik forest division of Angul district on Monday has once again triggered protests. Athmallik Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Samyak Samantray informed that it is not yet confirmed […]

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Wildlife expert team reviews Sundari's stay in Satkosia

Angul: Amid tension over the alleged killing of a woman by newly relocated tigress ‘Sundari’ in Satkosia Tiger Reserve, a team of officials from Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Wildlife Institute of India (WII) conducted a review of movement of the tigress and its habitation in Athagarh forest division today. The officials visited Hatibari […]

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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 […]

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‘Sundari’ released in Satkosia Tiger Reserve

Angul: Sundari, the Royal Bengal tigress brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve was released into Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR). Sundari was kept inside a closed and protected enclosure and was released into the wild in presence of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Additional PCCF and other officials of Forest department yesterday. On July […]

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Locals stage protest demanding safety after tiger relocation in Satkosia

Angul: Relocation of a tiger into the Satkosia Tiger Reserve from the Kanha National Park has sparked unrest among locals in villages surrounding the forest who took to streets on Thursday seeking safety of their lives and livestock. Alleging indifference by the administration, hundreds of residents from as many as 20 panchayats under the reserve […]

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Panic grips villages surrounding Satkosia reserve after tiger freed into forest

Angul: The relocation of two tigers from Madhya Pradesh to the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district could have cheered wild life enthusiasts, but fear of the wild cat is giving sleepless nights to villagers in and around the forest. Residents of these villages have been living in constant fear ever since one of the […]

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Tiger brought from MP set free in Satkosia forest

Bhubaneswar: As it slowly starts to acclimatise to its new home with its vital parameters in good shape, the Royal Bengal tiger which was brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh last month was released into the wild in Satkosia Tiger Reserve today. Forest and Environment Department Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, PCCF Wildlife […]

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Environmentalists protest relocation of elephants from Simlipal to Satkosia

Baripada: Over hundred residents in and around Jashipur town of Mayurbhanj district protested transfer of two elephants yesterday from Simlipal in Mayurbhanj district to the Satkosia tiger reserve. The two elephants, Mahendra and Rajkumar, are currently kept at Jashipur for relocation. Expressing concerns, environmentalists have raised questions as to how a 55-year-old elephant, Mahendra, can […]

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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 […]

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In a first, Royal Bengal tiger being relocated to Satkosia from MP

Bhubaneswar: A Royal Bengal tiger from the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is on its way to the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha’s Angul district in a special vehicle. It is for the first time that a wild cat is being relocated to a different state in the country. The relocation is a part […]