Some time in early 2009, when the foresters at Bandipur Tiger Reserve planned to extend security cover to wildlife, they sought restriction on vehicular movement passing through the sanctuary.

Forest Dept. should build a strong case against poachers, they say

Devouring flames : Fire continues to rage in the Mattigodu Forest, coming under Nagarahole wildlife division, near Gonikoppa on Thursday.

The -fire in the Anechowkur range of the Nagarahole national park has left a trail of destruction over an area of 400 square metres.
Bamboo and other plant species, from the Gonikoppa State Highway to the Mattigodu elephant camp, have perished in the blaze.

The latest camera trap study of the tiger population in Wayanad conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) for the state forest department shows the 344.44 square km sanctuary having a ti

A deadly virus is stalking the big cats, but the State Forest department is yet to wake up to the warning.

Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) has reportedly affected tigers in the northern and eastern parts of the country, killing two cubs in Patna Zoo, a couple of months ago.

About 600 Sqkm Of Reserve Will Be Monitored

Bangalore: In a month’s time, almost every inch of Nagarahole tiger reserve will be monitored and photographed 24x7 with 400 cameras set to be installed in different parts of the reserve.It is for the first time in the state that an entire tiger reserve is being covered by camera traps

The second phase of the tiger enumeration exercise will commence in the first week of January and entail camera-trapping of tigers and leopards in Bandipur.

The first phase of the census concluded on Monday with the volunteers dispersing after six days of data collection pertaining to carnivores, herbivores, and the surrounding vegetations at Bandipur, Nagarahole, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra, Anshi-Dandeli, and other reserve forests.

Luckiest Member Of The 800-Strong Census Team Says There’s No Adventure Sport To Beat The Thrill

Bangalore: There is nothing that distinguishes Gopala Krishnaiah, 60, from the nearly 800 volunteers who were part of the tiger census that concluded on Monday. But the oldest of the volunteers was blessed with oodles of luck: In one hour, he spotted five tigers at Bhadra Tiger Reserve which extends across Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts.

They Use Jaw Traps To Kill Big Cats

Mysore/Bandipur: The Bandipur Tiger Reserve has managed to end the menace of major poachers, but is now facing the threat of nomadic tribes from North India. These tribes have pitched camp on the forest periphery and are targeting tigers.

Elephants are highly social animals, which are active for 18 hours a day and travel as far as 30 miles a day.