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Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary guards sustain with stick, walkie talkie!

Balasore: Forest officials and guards working in Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in Balasore district are surviving in adverse conditions. And the arrival of rainy season has affected them adversely when they are not equipped to face it. Not to mention the attacks by poisonous insects that lead to skin rashes and damage to body. At a […]

Similipal closed for onset of monsoon in Odisha

Baripada: Similipal National Park and sanctuary in Odisha has been closed for visitors from today following the arrival of monsoon. A senior official of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) informed that the prohibition period for visitors starts from June and extends up to the end of October every year as the road connectivity in the sanctuary […]

Bhitarkanika sanctuary: 400 acres encroached for prawn farming

Kendrapara: Nearly 400 acres of land of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary have been encroached upon for illegal prawn farming in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, an RTI query has revealed. In response to a Right to Information application moved by green activist Biswajit Mohanty, Kendrapara district administration said 377.76 acres of government land has been taken up for […]

Crocodile population rises in Bhitarkanika

Bhubaneswar: The crocodile population in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park has gone up to 1,665, the annual census revealed Thursday. The number is 21 more than last year’s 1,644. The crocodiles sighted in the park’s water bodies during the census include 511 hatchlings, 380 yearlings, 317 juveniles, 149 sub-adults, 305 adults and three giant crocodiles measuring […]