Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Rivers are lifeline of our country: Suttur Seer

 ‘Cauvery Nadi Habba-2019’ held at Kushalnagar
“Rivers are lifeline of our country. We need to protect them,” urged Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji.
He was speaking at ‘Cauvery Nadi Habba-2019’ organised by Cauvery River Trust in association with Cauvery Maha Aarati Balaga and Cauvery Nadi Swachhata Samiti in Kushalnagar near Ayyappa Swamy Temple. Read More

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High Court halts Mysore-Coorg Railway Line

In a huge victory to environmentalists and conservationists, the Karnataka High Court yesterday asked the Indian Railways and the Ministry of Railways to seek environment-related clearances before commissioning two rail projects in Coorg — Mysuru-Kushalnagar line and the Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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 Cauvery. Read More

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