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One of the innocent victim of the ever increasing poaching activities in Nagarhole

The Tiger whose leg had to be  amputated after it was helplessly caught in the jaw trap set up by the poachers .
-photo courtesy 'Deccan Herald'

 

Nagarhole National Park Rattled by Ignominious Activities.

The scars of the fire which devastated the Nagarhole National Park in March 1992, have remained for long. This was a result of a series of standoffs between the forest officials, environmental groups and the tribals, culminating in the death of a tribal on 13th March and the frenzied mob, ransacking the forest office and setting fire to several parts of the National Park, on 14th march 1992. The Nagarhole fire is the fallout of a multifaceted issue, involving forest officials, poachers , tribals and some environmental groups  wrote the Late Mr. S. Bharath Kumar  in the Hindu Survey of the Environment 1992.

The standoffs between the tribals, forest officials, poachers and the environmental groups have become more frequent in recent years, in the Nagarhole National Park. The spate of wild elephant deaths ( 48 in 16 months according to a report in a popular news paper published from Mysore), poaching of tigers by professional poachers who are using jaw traps, and the rampant timber smuggling activities, in the National Park have shocked the wildlife lovers and the lay men alike.

The latest discovery that nearly 100 professional poachers from Katni, near Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, have camped inside the Nagarhole National Park for months, and have maimed and slaughtered hundreds of wild animals and birds, has come as a bolt from the blue.

Weeks prior to the discovery of this ignominious activity inside the Nagarhole National Park, members of INCERT had investigated and reported several incidents of poaching, smuggling of timber and financial misappropriation of the World Bank funds, in the local, regional and national media.

The following web pages contain the detailed findings of the INCERT Investigation team.

We request you to kindly browse these web pages and write letters to the Chief Minister of Karnataka <cmk@bangalore.it.com>, The Environment Secretary <psecfee@secretariat2.kar.nic.in> PCCF Wildlife, <pccfwl@vsnl.com> and other senior officers at the Centre and the State, expressing your profound anguish over these disreputable developments in the Nagarhole National Park and urge them to take remedial measures at once.

 

Please click on any one of these topics to view more pictures and information about them

TIMBER SMUGGLING

KOLAVIGAE ELEPHANT ELECTRICUTION.

ANOTHER ELEPHANT SHOT DEAD.

DEATH OF WILD ANIMALS

MORE ELEPHANT DEATHS.

EPT (Elephant proof trench) SCAM.