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The NTCA’s letter to the Odisha government comes in the backdrop of a failed exercise to repopulate the dwindling tiger population of Satkosia, Odisha’s second tiger reserve after Similipal. (View of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve)

Tiger conservation body seeks report from Odisha on ecotourism inside reserve

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:20 PM IST
In his letter to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, Mohanty had complained that pitching of 20 tents at Badmul on Mahanadi riverbed inside the Satkosia Tiger Reserve would be extremely harmful for local wildlife
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Tigress Sundari will have to spend some more time in Odisha’s Satkosia tiger reserve.(HT Photo)
Tigress Sundari will have to spend some more time in Odisha’s Satkosia tiger reserve.(HT Photo)

Fears over safety stalls tigress’ return from Odisha to Madhya Pradesh

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:41 PM IST
There are two tigers in the Ghorela tiger reserve where Sundari is scheduled to be released. Forest oficials have now decided that Sundari will be released into the new habitat in Ghorela only after the two tigers are shifted.
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The post-mortem of the carcass was done the next day in the presence of tiger reserve officials.(HT Photo)
The post-mortem of the carcass was done the next day in the presence of tiger reserve officials.(HT Photo)

Odisha tiger died due to wound on neck, says report after autopsy

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2018 10:05 AM IST
The tiger, named Mahavir, was brought to Satkosia tiger reserve from Madhya Pradesh in June this year as part of India’s first inter-state relocation of tigers.
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A three-year-old tiger was found dead at the Satkosia tiger reserve on Wednesday, according to a senior wildlife who said the animal may have died after being caught in a trap setup by poachers.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)
A three-year-old tiger was found dead at the Satkosia tiger reserve on Wednesday, according to a senior wildlife who said the animal may have died after being caught in a trap setup by poachers.(AP File Photo/Representative Image)

Translocated tiger found dead in Odisha, poachers’ trap suspected

By Debrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 12:12 AM IST
The death adds to the controversy of the translocation, after the other tiger – Sundari – shifted in the exercise purportedly killed a woman.
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Odisha forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray said tigress Sundari that was imported from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha in June this year will be kept in Nandankanan zoo after it is tranquillised by experts.(AP Photo)
Odisha forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray said tigress Sundari that was imported from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha in June this year will be kept in Nandankanan zoo after it is tranquillised by experts.(AP Photo)

After rising protests, Odisha plans to shift tigress Sundari to Nandankanan zoo

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar/New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Odisha forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray said tigress Sundari that was imported from Bandhavgarh tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha in June this year will be kept in Nandankanan zoo after it is tranquillised by experts.
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Sundari was relocated to the reserve under the country’s first interstate translocation drive to boost the tiger population.(HT Photo)
Sundari was relocated to the reserve under the country’s first interstate translocation drive to boost the tiger population.(HT Photo)

Tigress Sundari allegedly kills man in Odisha, then attacks journalist who went to cover it

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 07:13 AM IST
Locals alleged that tigress Sundari mauled a 65-year-old on the reserve outskirts when he was on his way to fish at a local pond. Hours later, she allegedly attacked local a TV journalist who had gone to cover the scene of the attack.
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Sundari was brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh reserve. (HT Photo)
Sundari was brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh reserve. (HT Photo)

Odisha cannot decide on sending back tigress Sundari, says forest minister

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 08:19 PM IST
Tigress Sundari had mauled a woman earlier this week in Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district, triggering outrage among locals.
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Sundari was brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh reserve.(HT Photo)
Sundari was brought from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh reserve.(HT Photo)

Day after it killed a local, tigress ‘Sundari’ to be sent back to MP reserve

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Tigress Sundari was brought to Odisha’s Satkosia tiger reserve from the Bandhavgarh reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
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According to wildlife photographers, Sundri would even climb small trees.(Ravi Pathak/HT Photo)
According to wildlife photographers, Sundri would even climb small trees.(Ravi Pathak/HT Photo)

MP tigress sent to Odisha’s Satkosia reserve as part of inter-state relocation drive

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Another big cat was sent from Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha National Park to the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha a week ago. It has already been released into the wild.
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Odisha forest officials tranquilised a tiger to transport it from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha.(HT Photo via Odisha wildlife department)
Odisha forest officials tranquilised a tiger to transport it from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha.(HT Photo via Odisha wildlife department)

Odisha reserve gets tiger from Madhya Pradesh in India’s first inter-state relocation

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 11:05 PM IST
Tigers have been relocated in India to repopulate dying reserves — Sariska (Rajasthan) in 2008 and Panna (Madhya Pradesh) in 2010 — but they were all within the state’s borders.
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A Tiger crossing a road at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramnagar.(HT File Photo)
A Tiger crossing a road at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Ramnagar.(HT File Photo)

Six tigers from Madhya Pradesh to make Odisha reserve their new home

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 06:17 PM IST
The forest has favourable environment with adequate prey base but the two old tigers are not fit for breeding, he stated.
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