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The Similipal is now closed for visitors/tourists from 16.06.2017.
A solitary Rusty Spotted Cat has been rescued from Digdiga section and successfully released in Similipal TigerReserve on 21st October,2013. This is the first record for the Similipal Tiger Reserve
  • Satya Narayan Das ,HWLW, Mayurbhanj encountered a solitary Royal Bengal Tiger in Similipal when he was on an awareness trip to Jamuna on 16/11/2013.
  • On 5th June-2013 World Environment day was observed in the O/o the Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve-Cum-Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Baripada. The friends of Similipal Tiger (Twenty nos. of School boys and girls) participated in the meeting held in the office chamber of the Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve and conducted awareness campaign in Baripada town to protect Similipal Tigers and their habitat.
  • A committee constituted by Govt. of Odisha to suggest strengthening of protection in Similipal Tiger Reserve consisting of Sri S.K. Pattnaik, PCCF (Retd), Sri J.D. Sharma, PCCF(WL) & CWLW, Odisha, Dr. S. Choudhury, WII, Dehradun and Dr. P.R. Karat, CF(WL), O/o PCCF(WL) & CWLW, Odisha visited Similipal from 18.11.2012 to 21.11.2012. During the visit they interacted with Forest, Police & Revenue Officials, EDC Members, PRI Members, Honorary Wildlife Warden of Mayurbhanj, base level field staff working in Core area of STR, Govt. Pleader and Addl. Public Prosecutor.
  • The CSS Appraisal Committee of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Govt. of India consisting of Sri Khageswar Naik, Retired CCF(WL) of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Urmila Pingle, Member, NTCA & Mr. R. Goverkar, AIG, NTCA, Nagpur visited Similipal from 23.11.2012 to 25.11.2012.
  • One Protection Assistant named Sri Nimia Nag of Nawana(S) Range of STR was severely injured in an accident while on duty on 24.10.2012 regarding his stomach By-pass Surgery. He is at present recovering at SCB Medical, Cuttack.
  • On dated 24.11.12 one Protection Assistant named Sanatan Badra was killed by Wild elephant attack while on duty in UBK Range of STR.
  • On dated 01.12.2012 one carcass of sub-adult elephant aged about 10 years was found with tusks removed in Lalpani area of Similipal Tiger Reserve. Following which on dated 05.12.2012 a joint raids was conducted in Ambadali Village by staff of Baripada Division and Similipal Tiger Reserve in presence of Police & Magistrate in the house of suspected poachers. Gun powder, live and blank cartridges, one gun, body parts of wild boar etc. were seized. 
  • On dated 01.12.2012 one carcass of sub-adult elephant aged about 10 years was found with tusks removed in Lalpani area of Similipal Tiger Reserve. Following which on dated 05.12.2012 a joint raids was conducted in Ambadali Village by staff of Baripada Division and Similipal Tiger Reserve in presence of Police & Magistrate in the house of suspected poachers. Gun powder, live and blank cartridges, one gun, body parts of wild boar etc. were seized.
  • On dated 24.11.12 one Protection Assistant named Sanatan Badra was killed by Wild elephant attack while on duty in UBK Range of STR.
  • During October,2012 seven poachers have been arrested by the staffs of STR (Core) – four nos from UBK Range on dt. 22.10.2012 and three nos from Jenabil Range on dt. 25.10.2012. Also one person has been arrested by the staffs of UBK Range in connection with illicit felling in Bhanjabasa area on 25.10.2012.
  • As per the NTCA Guideline prey population density in respect of each Tiger Reserve will be determined by the respective Field Director twice a year as the part of the Phase-IV Monitoring of tigers, Co-predators, Prey and their habitats. So a programme has been scheduled to be carried out in Similipal Tiger Reserve area from 15.10.2012 to 20.10.2012 in 178 units covering area of 2750 Sq.Km in Similipal Tiger Reserve. The Division wise break up of units as follows- Similipal Tiger Reserve (Core area) - 73 units. Baripada Division - 29 units Karanjia Division - 48 units Rairangpur Division - 28 units. TOTAL - 178 units.
  • 58th Wildlife Week was celebrated on behalf of STR at Patsanipur High/UP School on Dt. 08.10.2012. The function was attended by Deputy Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Baripada Sri Bikash Ranjan Dash, coordinated by Dr. R.K. Mohanta, District Co-ordinator, Eco-Club. A rally was organized in Patsanipur with participation of students of Patsanipur High/UP School which was followed by a meeting and quiz competition among the students.
  • MEETING ON FOREST PROTECTION: A meeting was held at village Nigirdha inside Similipal Tiger Reserve on Dt. 27.09.2012 regarding protection of Similipal. The meeting was presided by the Field Director, STR-cum-RCCF, Baripada in presence of the Deputy Director, STR, DFO, Baripada and The Range Officers of Dukura, Pithabata(WL) and Nawana(N) and their staffs. The villagers of Nigirdha, Sanmakabadi, Kukurbhuka, Nawana participated in the meeting. The villagers assured to prevent tree felling, poaching of elephant and other wildlife animals and forest fire in their area. It was also decided to activate and strengthen the EDCs of all the villages in that area.
  • An introductory meeting for the volunteers of "Friends of Similipal Tigers" was held on 02.9.2012 at Shree Maa Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Baripada in which more than 80 stundents from 10 educational institutions along with their teachers participated. The childrens were divided into 10 groups and were asked to make presentation after deliberation among themselves on 4 different thematic areas on tiger i.e. home Range, Food, Ecology, Threat. Finally Field Director & Deputy Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve spoke in detail on these topics.
  • Similipal Biosphere Management Council meeting for the year 2012-13 was successfully conducted under the Chairmanship of Sri B.K.Pattnaik IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Odisha at Odisha Secretariat Conference hall on 31.7.2012. All the members of the Management Council were present in the meeting. Management Action Plan for Similipal Biosphere Reserve 2012-13 was finalised in the meeting.
  • The latest census of elephant was conducted in Baripada Circle including Similipal Tiger Reserve & Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary on 1st, 2nd & 3rd June, 2012. Total 549 elephants were estimated in Mayurbhanj and Balasore Districts.
  • An innovative training programme on Capacity building for the frontline staff of Similipal Tiger Reserve core division was conducted on 18.07.2012 under the guidance of Regional Chief Chief Conservator of Forests -cum- Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve.More than 100 frontline staff including Dy Directors, & Range Officers participated during the day-long programme.
  • Two poachers were apprehended on 31.07.2012 by UBK range staff while patrolling in inviolate zones of STR. This is the 1st time that poachers have been caught by STR core staff all alone after the maoist attack during 2009.
  • 68 digital trap cameras were fixed over 400 Sq Kms area in Upperbarakamuda, Jenabil & National Park Range on 15.05.2012 and were finally removed after completion of 45 days of operation. The photographs captured are now being analysed in the O/o the Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Baripada.
  • From 17.03.12 to 19.03.12 an exposure visit by the frontline staffs of Similipal Tiger Reserve to Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha has been successfully conducted. 08 Forest Guards including 02 lady Forest Guards of the core area was led by Assistant Conservator of Forests, Similipal Tiger Reserve.
  • Sri P.N. Padhi IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Odisha visited interior areas of Similipal Tiger Reserve on 04.03.2012 and 05.03.2012. He along with Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve -cum- Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Baripada interacted with Divisional Forest Officer of three buffer Divisions and Deputy Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve to take stock of various protection as well as developmental issues.
  • Sri S.P.Yadav IFS, DIG, NTCA, New Delhi paid a visit to Similipal Tiger Reserve on 02.03.2012 and 03.02.2012. Low prey population in Similipal Tiger Reserve is a cause for concern as pointed out by him.
  • Mugger crocodile survey conducted by the staff of Similipal Tiger Reserve has indicated presence of 82 numbers of mugger in the five River systems within Similipal Tiger Reserve.
  • An exposure visit by the frontline staffs of Similipal Tiger Reserve has been successfully conducted during 19.02.12 to 22.02.12 to Sundarban Tiger Reserve. Team consisting of four Forest Guards and 4 Lady Forest Guards of the core area was led by Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve.
  • 02-02-2012 Midwinter waterfowl census was conducted on 19th & 20th January, 2012 in 43 waterbodies in Mayurbhanj district , comprising 3 sites in Rairangpur Division, 12 site in Karanjia Division and 28 sites in Baripada Division. A total 41 species of waterfowl comprising of 02 species of Grebes, 02 species of Cormorants, 06 species of Herons & Egrets, 02 species of Storks, 01 species of Ibis, 09 species of Geese & Ducks, 04 species of Gallinules & Coots, 02 species of Jacanas, 13 species of Shore birds and 01 specie of Gull were found along with 06 associated species. Apart from this 03 other species like Wooly-necked Stork, Ferruginous Duck & Grey headed Lapwing are enlisted first time in this part of the Country.
  • 01-02-2012 Staff of 7 ranges of Similipal Tiger Reserve participated in the survey of Mugger Population and their habitats along 6 river systems on 30th and 31st January,2012 .Direct sighting of muggers are reported from many places in UBK and Jenabil Ranges.
  • People staying inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) have staged rasta roko by blocking the tourist road on 24th and 25th December,2011 thus depriving the visitors to visit the park for two days . They demand pucca roads, solar lighting system and plying of buses to their villages remotely located within STR . All efforts to bring the locals to the negotiating table by the administration have failed.
  • Training on birds identification for staff of STR was conducted at Jashipur on12.12.2011 & 13.12.2011. More than 25 interested staff including Forest Guards,Guides and Protection Assts were imparted field training in various aspects of bird identification by experts from Bhubaneswar.
  • Training on Intelligence gathering in wildlife crime was conducted by STR for all the staff of the rank of Range Officers and above at North Orissa University, Takatpur, Baripada on 19.12.2011 & 20.12.2011

 

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