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Tag: Wildlife Protection

126 Tiger Deaths Recorded In India In 2021: NTCA
126 Tiger Deaths Recorded In India In 2021: NTCA

The official also rejected reports that claimed the tigress in Madhya Pradesh died due to poisoning in Dindora, saying they are mere assumptions as scrutiny takes time.

Op-Ed: Making People Stakeholders In Elephant Protection A Good Move

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s plan to involve common people in the protection of elephants is a welcome move considering that there was an urgent need to make them stakeholders in this exercise. The proposed Gajbandhu Yojana, the outcome of a brainstorming session attended by senior government officials and wildlife experts, envisages incentives for […]

Op-Ed: A Welcome Gift From the Centre

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government must be grateful to the Centre for allocating more than rupees five thousand crore for afforestation and forest regeneration activities in the state over a period of ten years. The allocation, believed to be the highest compared to any other state, has been made by Centre’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund […]

Deer antlers
Deer most hunted animal in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Deer is the most hunted wild animal in Odisha as a total of 106 deer of different species have been killed in the last three years, the state government said on Tuesday. Giving a written reply in the state Assembly, Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh informed that as many as 106 deer […]

Op-Ed: Wildlife Habitats Need Security

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Lack of security has made some prominent wildlife sanctuaries of the state vulnerable to poaching and left wing violence. This is bound to take a toll on their appeal as tourist destinations. The Similipal national park, which happens to be state’s first tiger reserve, was one of the first to witness […]

Amendment to Wildlife (Protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974 soon: PCCF

Bhubaneswar: Odisha forest department has suggested the State government to make amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974 following which people killed in wild animal attacks will get compensation in a hassle free manner within 15 days of the incident. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Sandeep Tripathy on Friday said that the amendment […]