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  • Buxa Bird Festival from 6 January

    Buxa Bird Festival from 6 January

    "The base camp for the Buxa Bird Festival will be set up at the Rajabhatkhawa Nature Interpretation Centre in the BTR,"

    November 1, 2021
  • Leopard count in N Bengal in offing

    Leopard count in N Bengal in offing

    According to study reports of the Wildlife Institute of India, 90 leopards are in the forests, including in the Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve.

    May 2, 2021
  • Official’s Buxa tiger claim gives rise to questions

    Official’s Buxa tiger claim gives rise to questions

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority had on 29 July, 2019 published a report of the fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation2018, and it showed that there is no existence of the animal in the BTR.

    August 5, 2020
  • Leopard with tracking collar released in Alipurduar’s Buxa Tiger Reserve

    Leopard with tracking collar released in Alipurduar’s Buxa Tiger Reserve

    Forest officials said that this was the second time that they had released a leopard fitted with the chip, and that the radio collar will help them study the its behaviour. The initiative was taken by the state forest department, in association with the Wildlife Institute of India.

    July 5, 2020
  • Jumbo found dead in Buxa Tiger Reserve

    Jumbo found dead in Buxa Tiger Reserve

    The post-mortem of the carcass was done on the spot where the animal was found dead, while the body was later burnt right there, according to forest sources.

    June 10, 2020
  • Creating environmental awareness

    Creating environmental awareness

    A North Bengal-based environmental group is set to host a nature camp, which will engage around 100 underprivileged children in activities like trekking, camping and rock-climbing.

    October 16, 2019
  • 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