The Supreme Court restricted the all tourism activities in the core areas of the Tiger Reserves and the order is valid up to 22 August 2012. Supreme Court restricted the various core zones such as Nagarahole, Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple (BRT),Bandipur, Anshi-Dandeli, and Bhadra wildlife ranges.
Deepak Sarmah, The Chief Wildlife Warden said,”The tourism activity is strictly prohibited in the Bandipur range, Nagarahole, D.B. Kuppe and Antarsante ranges in the Nagarahole National Park, Lakkavalli and Muttodi in the Bhadra range, Punasoli and Kulgi in Anshi-Dandeli range, and K. Gudi in the BRT range.”
The order is send to the all forest officers and the chief conservators of Wildlife, on Wednesday.
According to a forest officer the tourism activity is not prohibited in all places it will continue in Bheemeshwari, Bannerghatta, Bhagavathi (Kudremukh), Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Dubare, and the blackbuck sanctuary in Bidar.