Tiger conservation in Odisha has been an unmitigated disaster since the last two decades! It is common knowledge that tigers are disappearing in the state despite vast forest coverage and comparably a low human population.
Bhubaneswar: This year’s bird census in Nandankanan, Similipal and other forest divisions will begin from tomorrow and the same will be carried out in Chilika from January 4 followed by Bhitarkanika & Hirakud from January 6, informed Chief Wildlife Warden Sandeep Tripathy. The official informed that preparations are underway for the census which is conducted […]
Baripada: The Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary will open its gates for tourists from tomorrow after a gap of four-and-half months. According to sources, authorities of the wildlife sanctuary have made all arrangements to welcome the tourists. The sanctuary was closed for tourists since June 16 as the internal roads were affected because of incessant rain during […]
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 […]
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, […]