NAGARHOLE

  • On India's forest fringes, widening animal-human clashes November 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: It's the harvest season, and on the fringes of a south Karnataka forest, Muthamma (she uses one name) prepares for the raids on her fields of jowar, or sorghum, an ancient, nutritious grass that is raised as grain. The raiders are wild herds of Asian elephants from the Nagarhole...
  • B'lore: '4yearold tiger died due to poisoning' January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: What we feared has come true. Pathological reports have confirmed that the fouryearold tiger that died in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve two weeks ago (January 13) was a victim of rat poison. According to R Gokul, Director, Nagarhole Tiger Reserve pathological reports have confirmed that zinc phosphide was found in...
  • Tiger conservation: Govt needs to increase buffer zones January 18, 2013

    Bangalore: While the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) laments the growing number of tiger deaths in Indian reserves, there seems to be an increase in population in Karnataka. Virtually every month a transient tiger has been caught in the precincts of the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. For the record five stray...
  • Karnataka: Cause of 4yearold tiger's death still uncertain January 14, 2013

    Bangalore: The death of a robust fouryearold tiger in the Nagarhole tiger reserve on Sunday has put the Karnataka forest department in a dilemma. However, the cause of death is uncertain. Though prima facie it is a case of natural death, senior forest officers are concerned about the actual cause of...
  • Karnataka: 4yearold tiger found dead at Nagarhole tiger reserve January 13, 2013

    A fouryearold tiger was found dead in the Nagarhole tiger reserve in Karnataka on Sunday. The tiger succumbed to injuries in an apparent territorial fight. According to Conservator of Forests, Gokul, wildlife tourists discovered a tiger in a sitting posture in Kabini backwaters area on Sunday evening. "Expect for bleeding...
  • Nagarhole Tiger Reserve smoulders, but who cares? March 5, 2012

    Over 6000 acres of pristine forest cover has been reduced to ashes in four ranges of the hallowed Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. But there hardly seems to be a sense of remorse amongst senior wildlife officials in Karnataka. In fact, the Field Director Project Tiger (Mr Hosmath) and Mr Vijay Ranjan...
  • Forest fire in Karnataka's tiger reserves February 29, 2012

    Nagarhole: We have seen forest fires in tiger reserves in the past. But never have we come across an inferno of the magnitude that engulfed vast swathes of Nagarhole tiger reserve last week. Over 3000 acres of forest have been completely gutted. In its fiery rage, spreading its deadly tentacles...
  • Karnataka sets up special tiger protection force January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka has set up the firstever commando force to protect tigers in the state. The state government has trained commandos to fight poachers. With nearly 300 tigers in the state, Karnataka has become the epicenter of tiger conservation especially since it has the largest number of tigers...
  • Real Heroes: Meet the saviour of Nagarhole forest February 27, 2009

    In todays Real Heroes, we meet K M Chinappa, who for the last 35 years has been fighting to save a forest in Karnataka. Some say that if the forest and its wildlife has survived, it is because of Chinappa, a forest ranger by profession, this man has continued to...