BENGALURU: Forest fires have reduced 35,891 acres to cinders in Karnataka in the past five years, and the year 2019 has taken the lead with the blaze in Bandipur National Park razing 15,000 acres.
The devastating fire that ravaged more than 90 hectares of forest land in the buffer and core zones of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) has been brought under control, said Deepak Srivastava, Chie
The immensity of the fire that has ravaged Bandipur is becoming clearer with two satellite data analyses indicating that the extent of forests burnt could be over 15,000 acres.
With the Wayanad forest turning into a virtual tinderbox, Forest Department officials in Kerala have joined hands with their Karnataka and Tamil Nadu counterparts to chalk out various strategies to
Karnataka houses the maximum number of wild elephants in India, says the latest elephant census report of the union environment ministry.
A fire that broke out a week ago in Bandipur destroyed hundreds of acres
Karnataka has over 406 tigers in the wild.Karnataka has over 406 tigers in the wild.
Karnataka which accounts for one of the highest number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the country has seen 37 tiger deaths since 2013.
The brutal killing of an adult male tiger on August 12 in Bandipur Tiger Reserve points to a clear cut case of poaching, say wildlife conservationists from this area.
The big cats in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve could have some space for themselves as foresters are looking at shifting tourist facilities to the periphery of the national park.
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