Tag: Buxa Tiger Reserve

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  • DUKPA, the vanishing TRIBE

    DUKPA, the vanishing TRIBE

    The central government, as well as the state government, can immediately implement schemes and programmes for the development of the Dukpas, as the community is up to the creek and there is almost no means left for them to bring home the bacon.

    July 15, 2019
  • Bhutan wall on animal corridor raises eyebrows

    Bhutan wall on animal corridor raises eyebrows

    We have recently noticed a concrete wall on the Indo-Bhutan border area. Construction of such a wall along the international border will be detrimental for wildlife for the corridor will be closed, leading to increase in human and wildlife conflicts on both the sides, said state forest minister Binay Krishna Barman.

    November 9, 2018
  • Embarking upon adventure

    Embarking upon adventure

    Nanda Devi Foundation’s annual nature study camp for students is a platform to gear up for mountaineering courses in renowned institutes of the Himalayas.

    November 2, 2018
  • Buxa cameras catch rare Golden Cat

    Buxa cameras catch rare Golden Cat

    "This is the first time that we have got evidence of the Golden Cat here. The weasel, almost the size of a dog, was also captured in the trap cameras," Principal Chief Conservator of forests (Wildlife) Rabi Kanta Sinha said.

    May 24, 2018
  • Youths on cycle spread forest awareness

    Youths on cycle spread forest awareness

    With a view to making people aware of the need to protect forests and their inhabitants, two youths Rikjyoti Singha Roy, 23, and Sunil Kumar Thakur, 27 residents of Sliguri and Bagdogra respectively, have reached the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district after riding 225 km on their bicycles. The duo started their journey …

    March 24, 2018
  • Buxa fills forest with deer

    Buxa fills forest with deer

    The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) brought in 105 deer from the Ramanabagan wildlife sanctuary in Burdwan district on Monday. According to forest officials, the deer have been kept in a temporary enclosure built at the Rajabhatkhawa forest under the BTR. The herbivore will be freed in the open after two to three days of rehabilitation. …

    March 14, 2018
  • Buxa banks on Assam for big cat plans

    Buxa banks on Assam for big cat plans

    The state forest department is banking on the Assam government as it makes a tiger augmentation plan for tiger population growth in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar district. The department, however, failed to confirm if the tigers will be brought here form Assam. “There are enough tigers in north Bengal. We have taken …

    February 15, 2018
  • Alipurduar youth held for feasting on deer meat

    Alipurduar youth held for feasting on deer meat

    Acting on a tip off, forest officials of the Jaldapara Forest Reserve on Thursday arrested one youth, Amit Chhetri, for allegedly killing a deer in the National park and enjoying a feast with its meat. The accused, who hails from the Beech Line area of the Ramjhora tea plantation, was produced in the Alipurduar court …

    February 3, 2018
  • Buxa bird count up

    Buxa bird count up

    Here’s high quality news for bird watchers. Officials of the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) have confirmed a hike in the bird count in the forest this year. The Second Buxa Bird Festival which was observed in the BTR forest from 6 to 9 January documented more birds than the previous year. A total of 127 …

    February 1, 2018
  • Buxa big cat census to begin on Friday

    Buxa big cat census to begin on Friday

    Authorities of the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) are all set to start the tiger census on Friday. The survey is part of the national-level synchronized census of the big cats scheduled to be conducted all over the country under the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, Buxa forest officials have said. The authorities will …

    January 26, 2018
  • Youth held as poacher freed

    Youth held as poacher freed

    Officials of the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) were today orced to free a youth they had detained yesterday for “illegal gathering in the forest with ill motives.” Backed by local Trinamul Congress leaders, around 100 villagers living in the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) Forest today staged a demonstration at the West Damanpur Range Office, demanding unconditional …

    January 19, 2018
  • Making a beeline

    Making a beeline

    For tourists with a penchant for nature, Alipurduar in the eastern Dooars is an interesting destination. The district is in the vicinity of the Indo-Bhutan border. The place that was once famed as a biodiversity hotspot is gradually emerging as a tourist destination. In an effort to woo a large chunk of tourists and students …

    July 27, 2017
  • Grooming the spirit of adventure

    Grooming the spirit of adventure

    If you are up to some adventure activities and nature study is something you enjoy, then here’s some exciting news. Siliguri’s Himalayan Adventure and Nature Foundation hosted a nature study and adventure summer camp for school students at Chimney hamlet around six km from Kurseong. Spurred on by a mission to protect wildlife and the …

    May 25, 2017