Anita, a Forest Range Officer, was viciously assaulted with a stick last Sunday during a plantation drive in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district. A day after her assault, over 700 forest department personnel protested by conducting an addorestation drive at the same spot.
The tigress was tranquilised near Koregaon village on Friday by a team comprising veterinary doctor Ravikant Khobragade, who darted the animal, according to a press note issued by the department. The Indian Express had reported about the intense human-tiger conflict in the Brahmapuri divisional forest in Chandrapur district last week.
According to a senior forest department official, plantations, which are done by the forest department, survive the best. The government has ordered a third-party audit of other plantation sites in the city.
The Delhi government had received a complaint by two club members, alleging that close to 100 trees were felled without permission. The complaint said that the allegations made were substantiated during the investigation.
Haridwar, Feb 26 (ANI): Panic gripped Haridwar’s Motichoor area when a tiger took away a two-year-old child and killed him. Angry residents blocked the National Highway-72 for two hours and warned the forest department that such incidents should never happen again in the future. Superintendent of Police Shweta Choubey on Friday said the villagers have demanded for electric fencing throughout the forest. She further said that the villagers have also asked for compensation and the government is looking into the matter.
Dumka, Jan 13 (ANI): The police seized thousands of tortoise from a lorry in Dumka district of Jharkhand. The police seized 75 sacks full of tortoise from the smugglers after they inspected the lorry at a check post on grounds of suspicion. However, the driver and his assistant managed to escape. Police official, Ajit Kumar, said there were at least 5,000 tortoise. I am still counting the number of tortoise but there are at least 5,000 to 7,000 of them. Around 107 tortoises were counted dead. The animals were given to the forest department and were released into a dam in Dumka district.