Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Railway, Highway Projects to spell doom for Coorg

IISc. Scientists warn of further natural disasters The disaster caused in Coorg(Kodagu) due to landslides, floods and cloudbursts will further aggravate if the Governments implement the proposed Railway and Highway projects in the district. The projects will spell doom for the ecologically fragile district, warns a new study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bengaluru.…

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Anechowkur Gate area classified as Tiger Zone

* Night ban on travelling might be imposed * Nagarahole Conservator of Forests allays apprehension The Kallahalla Range of Nagarahole National Park has been handed over by the Centre to the Tiger Zone under the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. This means, the Anechowkur Gate that connects Mysuru and Bengaluru to South Kodagu will come under the Protected…

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Elephant electrocuted at arecanut plantation

An elephant has been electrocuted at an arecanut plantation in Kutta-Badaga village in Virajpet taluk on Saturday night. The plantation belongs to Mukkatira Deepu and the carcass of the male elephant was found on Sunday. The elephant, aged about 55 years and well built with long tusks, may have entered the plantation in search of…

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Hon. Wildlife Warden calls on Coorg elephant attack victim

K.C. Biddappa, President, Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) and Hon. Wildlife Warden of Kodagu District, visited Apollo BGS Hospital in city recently, to enquire about the health condition  of Kavitha, a victim of an elephant attack in Valnur village, Kodagu. She had suffered multiple injuries and has recovered. Biddappa, who spoke to the duty doctors and…

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Suspected teak wood smuggler killed as vehicle overturns

A suspected teakwood smuggler from Coorg was killed when a vehicle, laden with the wood, overturned at the Regional Forest Park at Induvalu in Mandya early on Friday. Manju (40) is the deceased. Manju, who was part of a four-member gang, had entered the Induvalu Nature Park (Induvalu Prakruti Udyanavana) late on Thursday night and…

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Three poachers arrested inside Nagarahole National Park

n an effort to curb the entry of poachers, illegal miners, timber smugglers and encroachers while protecting forests, frontline Forest Department employees at Nagarahole National Park have arrested three poachers with arms and ammunition. Department staff cornered the three persons on the night of July 25 while they were trying to make an entry into…

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Railway Line Alternative to Coorg – Co-ordination needed between Ministries of Roadways, Railways, Civil Aviation and Environment

By  U.B. Acharya Sir, This refers to the recent news item that the cost of Rail Line between Mysuru-Belagola and then on to Kushalnagar has entered the “pink book”. This would mean that it is practically ready for execution. Considering that Railways are building a huge office in Madikeri, it is clear that their immediate…

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70 groups come together to preserve green cover

Over 400 volunteers to plant 50,000 seed balls, 10,000 saplings near Anechowkur  Mysuru: Year-by-year weakening of regular rainfall in Coorg and depleting green cover along the Cauvery River basin and the resultant shortage of water has made environmentally conscious groups to come together to organise a massive tree-plantation drive in Coorg, the principal catchment of…

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Kushalnagar-Madikeri Railway line will kill River Cauvery

Coorg is home to to the one of last of pristine forests of western ghats, rivers and streams and forms the catchment are of River Kaveri Coorg Wildlife Society President K.C. Biddappa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal, and Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi and Union Minister…

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Railway Line and Highways in Coorg: High Court to hear PILs from August 20th

Madikeri: The Karnataka High Court will on Aug.20, hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition against the proposed Railway lines that cuts through Kodagu and the expansion of Highways inside the district. The PIL (WP 17990/2018) was filed on 24.4.2018 by the then President of Coorg Wildlife Society Col. (retd.) C.P. Muthanna, who is also…

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