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Odisha, Chhattisgarh propose NTCA to notify Sunabeda sanctuary as Tiger Reserve

Nuapada: With an aim to boost tiger conservation activities, the Odisha Forest department along with the Chhattisgarh government has proposed the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to notify Sunabeda sanctuary as a tiger reserve. The proposed reserve which has a total area of 500 square km in Odisha and extending into Chhattisgarh boasts a rich […]

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 […]

Similipal National Park thrown open to tourists

Baripada: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, which remained closed since mid-June due to the monsoon, reopened for tourists from today. The tourists can now enter the national park through Pithabata or Kaliami points, an official said. The park authorities welcomed the first visitors by offering flowers. Some visitors came Assam and West Bengal […]

Rs 64 crore sanctioned for Simlipal Biosphere development

Bhubaneswar: Funds would no longer be hindrance in carrying out development of Simlipal biosphere reserve as Rs 64 crores have been earmarked to be spent in the next 5 years. The proposal was cleared at the Biosphere Reserve Management Council meeting headed by Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi here on Saturday. A comprehensive management action plan […]

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 […]