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
Siddapura: Concerned at the increasing instances of elephant-human conflict, the Forest Department, for the first time in Kodagu, has put radio collars on elephants to study their migration patterns.
The Department has decided to put radio collars on selected elephants so that their migration patterns can be studied. Read More
JD(S) State President and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that the Central and the State Governments had failed to address problems of coffee, sugarcane and paddy growers in Kodagu districts as the minimum support price announced by the Government was less that the market price.
Speaking to media persons here yesterday, Kumaraswamy who said that Kodagu District Minister M.R. Read More
The 3 Member State Govt appointed committee has given the go-ahead to th 400 KV power line to pass through Coorg, and the route will be same.
Interestingly, J Santosh, the reporter at TNIE had tweeted some interested information regarding the power line. The tweets are self-explanatory. Read More
Frustrated with the little that that the state govt is doing to mitigate the man-elephant conflict in Coorg, Nanaiah slammed the Govt in the state legislature on Thursday. Nanaiah was quoted in The Hindu stating that:
You will come to know about the seriousness of the problem only if a herd of eight to 10 wild elephants enter the Vidhana Soudha premises when the legislature session is going on. Read More
A Tusker in a Coffee Plantation, Image: Dr.Anand Titus & Geeta Nanaiah Pereira
According to a report in Deccan Herald, fed up with the elephants entering their plantations and destroying crop, some planters have removed Jackfruit and Banana yields from their estate, hoping that with their choice of food gone, the elephants wont enter the plantations. Read More
The Govt of India has declared the elephant as India’s national heritage animal, by doing so establishing the elephants importance in India over the centuries.
The minister for environment, Mr.Jairam Ramesh had stated that;
The elephants have been a part of Indian culture since ages and there was a need to accord the status to the animal. Read More