Wildlife Protection

Probe ordered in Chhattisgarh tigress lynching

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday ordered a probe into the lynching of a tigress by a mob in Rajnandgaon district, a statement said.

"Singh held a meeting with Forest Minister Vikram Usendi and forest officials at his residence and termed the killing as 'extremely unfortunate and sad'. He announced a probe into the matter by the National Tiger Conservation Authority," an official statement said.

The chief minister said his government would take action based on the findings of the authority's probe report.

Elephants demolish a dozen houses in Chhattisgarh village

Raipur, Jan 12 In the second such incident within a fortnight, a herd of nine wild jumbos demolished 12 houses in a village in Surguja district, forcing 50 residents to flee in panic, officials said Wednesday.

'Wild elephants sneaked into Damali village Tuesday night and brought down 12 mud-built houses,' Ramchandra Barai, a local forest official, told IANS. He said about 50 villagers ran away around midnight despite the extreme cold to avoid being trampled.

Four held with deer skin in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Jan 5 (PTI) Four persons were today arrested with deer skin in Chhattisgarh''s Dhamtari district, police officials said.

Acting on a tip off, the police intercepted a car near Nagari village and seized the skin of ''barasingha'' (a species of deer) which is estimated to be worth Rs Rs 1.5 lakh, they said.

The arrested persons were identified as Vikas, Lekharam, Thakurram and Leelaram. They were on way to Dhamtari to sell the skin, they added.
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Jumbos give Chhattisgarh villagers sleepless nights

Raipur, Dec 20 (IANS) Over 65 families in a forested locality of Chhattisgarh are spending sleepless nights as a herd of wild elephants has been roaming in the area and has already damaged seven houses, forest officials said Monday.

'Some 50 tribal families of Ketka area in Surguja district have been spending sleepless nights and they fear for life as a herd of 11 wild elephants has been making an entry into their village every night since Friday,' a senior official here at forest headquarters told IANS.

Chhattisgarh Police arrest nine tribals for killing a tiger

Chhattisgarh Police has arrested nine tribals for killing a tiger of the famous Kanha Rashtriya Udyan in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham District.

R. K. Tiwari, sub-divisional officer, Pandariya Forest Range, disclosed this to the media persons at Kawardha on Friday.

The police swung into action after a forest ranger complained to his officials about foul smell of some dead animal.

A thorough probe resulted after authorities learnt that some local tribals had poisoned and killed a tiger for monetary gains.

Manhunt launched after tiger killing in Chhattisgarh

After a headless tiger carcass was found in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh, state police have formed several squads to arrest the poachers, an official said on Tuesday. The killing was reported from Amnia village, a forested zone under Kawardha, the home district of Chief Minister Raman Singh.

The forest department has suspended two local forest officers and ordered an enquiry.
The forest department has also asked its senior officer Rakesh Chaturvedi to rush to the site, about 300 km from Raipur, to investigate the tiger kiling.

chattisgarh Tiger killed in Chhattisgarh

Tiger killed in Chhattisgarh

A tiger was found dead in Chhattisgarh with its head missing amid rising awareness across the globe to save the endangered big cats, an official said on Tuesday. The killing was reported from Amnia village, a forested zone under Kawardha, the home district of Chief Minister Raman Singh. The forest

department has suspended two local forest offices and ordered an enquiry.
The forest department has asked its senior official Rakesh Chaturvedi to rush to the site, about 300 km from Raipur, to investigate the matter.

Chhattisgarh zoo closed to mourn death of tigress

World'S Oldest Tiger

Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) A zoo in Chhattisgarh was closed Friday to mourn the death of one of the world's oldest tigresses.

The tigress died Thursday at the age of a little over 22 years and 10 months at the government-run Nandan Van zoo that is based on the outskirts of state capital Raipur.

'Shankari was ailing for a few days and had enjoyed a lot of affection of visitors and even residents of nearby villagers,' Rakesh Chaturvedi, conservator of forests (wildlife), told IANS.

World'S oldest tigress is aling and under going Treatment in central India

World'S Oldest Tiger

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World's oldest tigress is ailing and under going treatment in central India.

Shankari, reportedly, world's oldest tigress is ailing at Raipur in India's central Chhattisgarh and veterinarians are presently treating the beautiful aged and striped feline.

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1. EXTERIOR OF NANDANVAN ZOO AT RAIPUR

2. A SIGN BOARD READING 'TIGER'

Chhattisgarh minister on tour to tackle man-elephant conflict

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which increasingly faces man-elephant conflict, will now take tips from two southern states on how to handle the menace. Its forest minister is on a week-long tour of Karnataka and Kerala for the purpose.

Chhattisgarh has been facing the problem for over a decade with the recent months seeing a sudden rise in such cases.