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64th Wildlife Week 2018 | Karnataka Forest Department
Belagavi Territorial Forest Division
Poachers Nabbed for Owl poaching & illegal trade
Belagavi Territorial Forest Division - Golihalli Range foresters successfully nabbed the poachers involved in illegal trade of owls, which surge around Diwali festival Inputs indicate that poaching & illegal trade of owls surge around Diwali festival. Demand for owls is usually to sacrifice on Diwali as it is believed to bring wealth & fortune. Owls are listed under Schedule IV of the WL Protection Act1972, hunting/trade of species is a crime.
Wildlife Abuse rampant
Wildlife mortalities caused due to linear infrastructure projects
Escalating rates/causes of wildlife mortalities caused due to linear infrastructure projects by media consistently is appreciated, but the pace at which bureaucracy is working to stop/control this menace is a huge concern.