Chief Conservator of Forest Dr Shashi Kumar, IFS, inaugurated a two week refresher course for frontline staff of Forest Department recently at the Forest Training School, Valpoi, in the presence of other forest officers.

People do not know about tiger behaviour. They drive the animal to aggression Recent incidents of tigers straying pose a new challenge in conservation. It

BHUBANESWAR: The suspected killing of a Royal Bengal Tiger and the recent Maoist onslaught at Similipal has prompted the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) to take note of the situation.

A top WCCB official today met Chief Wildlife Warden BK Patnaik and proposed capacity building measures for both police and forest officials deployed in and around the 2,750 sq km national park.

ERODE: Officials from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption have registered a case against a forest guard on graft charges.

According to the police, Neela Megam, 45, a forest guard at the check post, near Thengumarahada, took bribes from the vehicles that passed through the check post.
Unaccounted cash

The tribals leaders in the state have given deadline of seven days to the forest department to transfer two of its officers from Khotigao wild life sanctuary accusing them of harassing the local inhabitants.

FOREST officials from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka opi ne that shortage of manpower, especially frontline workers, has come in the way of benefits from conservation measures in the reserve forests across the country.

JORHAT, April 16: Forest employees of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) are likely to resume their agitation after the Lok Sabha polls in protest against the police failure to arrest Thowra MLA Kushal Duori and Bokakhat MLA Jiten Gogoi allegedly assaulted the Park Ranger when he tried to prevent them from fishing inside the protected habitat for wild animals last month.

Trail of tiger deaths View image Officials say poisoning, activists say poaching The death of 10 tigers in three months in Kaziranga National Park in Assam has alarmed environmentalists. The tigers were found dead between November 12, 2008, and February 14, 2009. Park authorities suspect some of the tigers might have been

In what could be a fillip to the State forestry, the Central Government has upgraded the forest cadre postings for Goa and enhancing the number of posts as well.
An Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) and a team of 11 officials will now lead the State forestry. Presently a Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and a team of eight officials lead the State forestry.

The State Chief Electoral Officer has reportedly assured to consider exemption of staff and vehicles of wildlife/tiger reserves from election duties during general elections - 2009.