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Tag: Similipal Tiger Reserve

Elephant death in Similipal
Elephant Death In Similipal: Forest Authorities Say Mishap Due To Fall From Hill

Forest staff engaged in the head counting of tigers and birds in the Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary spotted the carcass of the giant stuck in the tree and recovered it.

Tiger Census Kicks Off In Similipal
Tiger Census Kicks Off In Similipal

The first phase of the quadrennial tiger census is being conducted in 55 beats under the Karanjia Forest Division. Similarly, 70 beats of the north wildlife division under the supervision of Deputy Director Similipal Tiger Reserve, Sai Kiran will also see the tiger census.

Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation
Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation

Bhubaneswar: Alarmed over the wildfire devouring large tracts of forests in the Similipal biosphere reserve, a senior member of the three-member Central team arrived in Bhubaneswar on Thursday to assist the Odisha government in containing the unprecedented devastation in the National Park. Amit Mallick, Inspector General of Forests(IGF) of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) reached […]

Similipal fire
Not A Good Sign For Asia As Similipal Is Burning, Says Pratap Sarangi; Odisha Forest Minister Seeks Report

Baripada/Bhubaneswar: Nearly 10 days after a devastating wildfire broke out in the Similipal Tiger Reserve and the adjoining sanctuary and continue to devour large chunks of the park in quick succession, the Odisha government seems to have woken up to the unprecedented environmental and ecological disaster now. On Wednesday Odisha’s Forest and Environment Minister Bikram […]

Odisha Govt Sends Team
Odisha Forest Fire: Similipal Tiger Reserve Burns As Fire Devours One Third Of The Park

Bhubaneswar: Even as more than 10 days have passed since a devastating fire broke out in the wilds of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR), India’s largest biosphere reserves in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the State Forest Department is still to bring the situation under control. The raging flames continue to spread from one part to another devouring […]

Similipal National Park To Reopen For Tourists From November 1

Baripada: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district will reopen for the public and tourists from November 1, an order issued by the field director of the tiger reserve mentioned. All activities in the park would be carried out in strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines in place. As per the order, a maximum of 35 […]

Tiger Census: Odisha Scores Zero In Four Years!

Bhubaneswar: Being a home to nearly 70 per cent of the world’s tiger population, India has achieved its target of doubling the count of big cats much ahead of the 2022-deadline. Unfortunately, Odisha has no contribution in this feat achieved by India as the fourth iteration of the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) conducted in […]

Over Hundred Families Relocated Out Of Similipal Tiger Reserve

Baripada: Over a hundred families from Khejuri village under Jashipur block of Mayurbhanj district were relocated to Saleibeda village under Thakurmunda block under the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) rehabilitation programme. As per the initiative, a temporary shelter has been constructed for the villagers at Saleibeda with provisions for supply of cooked food thrice-a-day for […]

Save Elephant 'Corridor Walk' Concludes In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to make an investigative assessment of the present state of affairs on the tiger and elephant corridors from Similipal Tiger Reserve of Mayurbhanj district to Satkosia Tiger Reserve of Angul district, an 11-day Corridor Walk covering a distance of about 400 kms ended today. Save Elephant Foundation Trust, an organisation working […]

Similipal National Park To Reopen For Public From Nov 1

Baripada: With the South-West Monsoon completely withdrawing from Odisha, the authorities of Similipal National Park here announced on Thursday that the park would be reopened for the public from November 1. Tourists will be allowed entry to the park from November 1, said Amitabh Brahma, Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve(STR). Entry permits to the visitors […]

Similipal Tiger Reserve to remain shut from June 16

Mayurbhanj: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district will remain closed to tourists from June 16 in view of the monsoon, officials said Monday. The date of reopening of the STR and sanctuary will be notified later after the monsoon ends, a press release issued by STR authorities said. The closure of the […]

Raging Forest fire in Similipal Reserve causes irreversible damage

Mayurbhanj: A major fire has erupted in the Similipal Tiger Reserve under the Pithabata forest range of Mayurbhanj district engulfing vast areas affecting the endangered flora and fauna. The intensity of fire is so high that it has spread to peripheries making life difficult for the villagers living on the foothills of the mountain range […]

Similipal to remain closed for tourist from Jun 16

Baripada: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) and National Park will remain closed for tourists from June 16 for the rainy season. The park and the tiger reserve will remain closed till November, a senior official said. The exact date of the reopening of STR will depend on the prevailing weather conditions and completion of repair […]

Poachers caught in CCTV cams in STR

Though ironic to the purpose that it meant to serve, the Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) for census of tigers have been able to track down the poachers on the hunt for the big cats. Installation of the CCTV cameras by the administration for counting of tigers in the reserve has unearthed the poaching activities within the reserve forest

1 yr on, Zoo wants to keep wild tiger, NTCA for release

It has been exactly one year since a wild tiger sneaked into Nanandankanan zoo and has been held in captivity since then......