Environment

News concerning Coorg’s Environment & Ecology

Forest Department red flags Thalassery-Mysore Rail Line

Following an adverse report by the Karnataka Forest Department that pristine forests of Western Ghats (in South Kodagu and Mysuru) will be destroyed if the proposed Thalassery-Mysore project is implemented, the State Government has stalled the project and has conveyed the same to the Centre, reports said.
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Transfer 11,722 hectares land to Forest Department: High Court instructs Government

A lot of forest land was diverted for the construction of Harangi Dam.
The High Court (HC) of Karnataka has directed the State Government to transfer the entries in respect of 11,722.29 hectares of lands identified under C and D categories in Coorg district to the Forest Department as was decided four decades ago to compensate forest area utilized for Harangi Dam project. Read More

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Tusker Kusha to be set free into the woods

Wild tusker Kusha, who has been re-tamed after his escapade into the woods in search of a mate from Dubare elephant camp in Coorg, will finally be freed. His release from the elephant camp was ordered by Forest Minister Aravind Limbavali yesterday following the intervention of animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi. Read More

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Unchain and release Kusha: Maneka Gandhi

Pressure is mounting on the Karnataka Forest Department to release elephant Kusha who has been recaptured from the wild after it strayed from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu. Read More

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Expert committee forms guidelines for protection of Western Ghats

Henceforth, any land-use projects must be approved by Disaster Management Authority
The Expert Committee appointed to study landslide-hit regions of Western Ghats submitted its final report ‘Landslides in Western Ghats and Coastal Karnataka: Prevention and Mitigation Strategies’ to Chief Minister B.S. Read More

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Tusker Kusha put into Kraal at Dubare Camp

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be tamed and Dubare Camp has many such Kraals. Read More

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Tusker Kusha captured near Dubare

Tied to a tree at Meenukolli, elephant sheds tears and continuously trumpets for mate.
Kusha, the male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District, has finally been caught by the Forest Department on Tuesday. The tamed elephant ventured into the forests one-and-a-half years ago in search of a mate and had not returned. Read More

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Tusker Kusha in no mood to return to Dubare camp

A male wild elephant always travels in search of its mate. He will jump from one herd of female elephants to another until he finds a female willing to mate. After a bull elephant has mated with a female, he will stay with the female and guard her from other males.
Sometimes, bull elephants are known to travel great distances in search of a partner and may not come back to its original place. Read More

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Wildlife First alleges illegal works taken up at Nagarahole Forest

Wildlife First President K.M. Chinnappa has alleged that illegal works are taken up at Nagarahole Reserve Forest.
He has stated that earth-moving machines were being used to level the sides of the safari route at Nagarahole Reserve Forest, which was in gross violation of the Wildlife Act. Read More

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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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