Udhagamandalam: With dry conditions becoming a source of concern at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve near here, a proposal has been sent to the government to close it from February 15.

Disclosing this to presspersons here on Wednesday, the Field Director of the Reserve Rajeev K.Srivastava said that if the proposal was approved, the reserve would remain closed till the situation improved.

R. Haldorai | Coimbatore
WITH Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chair man Anil Kakodkar committed to setting up the Rs.1000 crore India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve (NBR), the district

Udhagamandalam: A meeting of the Tamil Nadu Forest Staff Association, Gudalur and Mudumalai chapters, held at Gudalur on Sunday urged the Government to provide protection to the forest officials associated with the implementation of Project Tiger at Mudumalai and surroundings.

Udhagamandalam: The decision to bring the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary near here under the Project Tiger umbrella cannot be reversed, said Rajeev Kumar Srivastava, Field Director, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, here on Friday.

Speaking to newspersons, he said that those affected by the project will be suitably compensated. To assist their rehabilitation each family has been offered Rs. 10 lakh.

Udhagamandalam: The opposition to the declaration of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve and consequent tightening of wildlife related rules took a new turn on Tuesday.

A group of persons from Masinagudy and surroundings adjoining the reserve allegedly stormed into the office of the wildlife ranger Duraiswamy and used harsh words.

Makkal Katchi

Udhagamandalam: A demonstration to draw the attention of the Government to various livelihood issues was jointly organised by the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), the Tamil Nadu Farmers

Salvaged: A kumki elephant helping the wild elephant at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve near Udhagamandalam on Tuesday.

Udhagamandalam: A male elephant which was struggling to get out of a mud pit was rescued by a forest team headed by the Tiger Reserve veterinarian Kalaivanan at Ombetta, a part of Kargudi range inside the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve on Tuesday.

Enquiries revealed that sometime in the night or early in the morning, the pachyderm which was playing in the mud pit near the Ombetta lake had put one of its tusks under a root.

Deepa Kozhisseri

Masinagudi residents are apprehensive of what Mudumalai tiger reserve holds for them.

On July 15, inside the core of Mudumalai tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu, a group of workers waited for a jeep to take them to Masinagudi

D. Radhakrishnan

UNAWARE OF DANGER: A deer darting across the road at Mavanhallah near the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

UDHAGAMANDALAM: The pressure stemming from development should not allow the man-wildlife conflict to get out of hand.

Adopting this approach, the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve near here has drawn up a plan to deal with the fallout of the considerable increase in the arrival of tourists, and the consequent pressure on the habitat, especially the highways that cut through the reserve.

Masinagudi residents are apprehensive of what Mudumalai tiger reserve holds for them On July 15, inside the core of Mudumalai tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu, a group of workers waited for a jeep to take them to Masinagudi

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