Officials fail to act despite orders from the Forest Minister

A Tamil Nadu company has allegedly been quarrying on an encroached government land at the tiger reserve near Biligirirangana Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRTWLS) near Huthuri village in Hanur of Kollegal taluk.

Dandeli, Mookambika, Cauvery, Someshwara, BBP to be merged with forests
The State government has extended the boundaries of a national park and four wildlife sanctuaries.

The government on December 27, 2011, notified around 1,255.64 sq km of reserve forest land as national park and wildlife sanctuaries. As per the notification, the areas of four wildlife sanctuaries – Dandeli, Mookambika, Cauvery and Someshwara, and one national park – Bannerghatta, have been extended by amalgamating them with reserve forests, thereby bringing a larger area under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Despite the High Court’s observations on Karnataka’s plans to translocate elephants from Alur taluk in Hassan district to the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Mysore, Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara s

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday refused to grant permission for the proposed translocation of 25 elephants from Alur forest range to Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

During the hearing of a suo motu petition over increasing elephant deaths, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice A S Bopanna said permission for translocation cannot be granted unless experts’ opinion is obtained.

Every November angling enthusiasts journey to three fishing camps on the banks of the Cauvery river near the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka. The trip for them is an annual pilgrimage. The anglers come to pit their wits against India's mighty fish, the mahseer. This tiger fish is angled on a ‘catch-and-release' basis.

Subhash Chandra N S, June 28, Bangalore:

The Forest Department and police have arrested an individual who illegally organised a motor rally through the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, leading to the death of a spotted deer.

Subhash Chandra N S, Bangalore, Jan 31, DHNS:

A privately-owned mahseer fishing resort on the banks of the Cauvery near the City, that is functioning in violation of the Indian Wildlife Act has attracted the wrath of a central watchdog for environment and forests.