When it was found there were no tigers in the Panna Tiger Reserve, P K Sen was called to join the government special investigation team. Former head of Project Tiger, he told Sumana Narayanan the department

“We found several pugmarks had the toes rounded off. We realized the park staff were creating pugmarks with casts ” When it was found there were no tigers in the Panna Tiger Reserve, P K Sen was called to join the government special investigation team. Former head of Project Tiger, he told Sumana Narayanan the

PALAKKAD: The project submitted by the State Government for starting a forest academy in Kerala is under active consideration of the Centre, said Forest Minister Benoy Viswom.

KRISHNAGIRI: A forest watcher was injured in firing by an unidentified gang in the reserve forests near Krishnagiri, bordering Andhra Pradesh, in the early hours of Sunday.

Subhash Chandra NS,DH News Service,Bangalore:

The Forest Department, which is on an encroachment clearance spree in Bangalore Rural district, has been now forced to seek police assistance to achieve its objectives, following a threat from land sharks.

COMPENSATION: Forests Minister N. Selvaraj handing over a cheque to P. Anandan, son of Pachamuthu, the forest guard who lost his life, on Saturday.

KRISHNAGIRI: A forest guard was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Singarpettai in Krishnagiri district on Friday night.

Life is grim for the tribals living in the reserve forest areas of the country, who face pressure from corrupt officials on one hand, and the environment lobby on the other.

Condemning the incident, villagers of Mudaganur and surrounding areas staged a demonstration at Veeranahosahalli gate.

A villager was injured in the exchange of fire between smugglers and officials of Forest Department in Veeranahosahalli in Nagarhole National Park on Sunday.

The injured Shivanna is undergoing treatment in Hunsur Government Hospital.

From 2001 April to March 2009 different Field Directors have given priority to different things forgetting the basics of management of tiger reserve that security was the most important item as Panna Tiger Reserve is surrounded by large number of villages indulging in poaching. Monitoring of movement of Pardhis and bahelias who thrive basically on poaching has not been properly done.

Give forest guards the slip to hunt deer on festival day heavy barricades and forest guards did not deter tribals of Jharkhand from celebrating their annual hunting festival, Sendra. The festival is an old ritual where tribals from the state and bordering areas of Orissa, Bihar and Bengal, join to hunt in the forests of Dalma hills on the outskirts of Jamshedpur. The tribals offer wild

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