Shoot-at-sight the “man eater” leopard

A ‘shoot at sight’ announcement was made by the Forest Minister for the “man-eater” leopard in Tumkuru who killed its fourth prey last weekend. By Labani Mahanandy On the eve of the World Wildlife Day, the order of shoot-at-sight for the man-eater leopard by Karnataka Forest Minister Anand Singh struck as a piece of unpleasant […]

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Karnataka falls behind in CAF fund utilisation

With a meagre 2.17 per cent increase in the state’s forest covers, it lags behind in using Rs 1,350 crore allocated by the centre to take up afforestation activities. Savyata Mishra Karnataka has been losing its forest covers gradually over the years. Although a centrally funded Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) provided the state with Rs […]

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K’taka trekking operations disrupted

The recent forest fire in Theni, TN has put a dampener on the Bangalore Mountaineering Club (BMC)’s operations. Bangalore, 13th March 2018: The recent Karnataka ban on trekking, which came after the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu has resulted in Bangalore Mountaineering Club (BMC) to cancel a number of their treks. Clement Dominic, Operations […]

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