By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:15

PARINITA DATTA highlights a unique initiative of the Balipara Foundation.

India has lost vast swathes of land to urbanisation in recent decades. As a result, the human-animal tussle for space is reaching new heights. Elephants seem a lot more like human beings. They live about as long as we do. They mourn their dead and they bear grudges against people who have hurt them, and sometimes go on revenge sprees.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 07:36

The huge expanse of Assam's tea gardens bordering Bhutan
The huge expanse of Assam's tea gardens bordering Bhutan

Growers of world-famous Assam tea are encroaching into forests, fuelling a conflict between elephants and humans, locals and authorities in the Indian state have said.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:23
  • China has shut its legal, domestic ivory markets and banned all commercial ivory trade.
  • Conservationists have welcomed this ban, calling it “one of the most important days in the history of elephant conservation”.
  • But for China’s ivory ban to work, neighboring countries must follow suit, conservationists say.

China’s ivory trade ban is now in effect, making it illegal to sell and buy ivory in the country.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:00

Rituraj Borthakur

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 – Days after five elephants were mowed down by a train near Bamgaon Tea Estate at Balipara in Sonitpur district, fresh details on the incident point at failures of multiple line agencies, including the Forest, Railways and the administration.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:46

India's Heritage AnimalElephants are dying because the Railways do not care. Particularly, they are insensitive to protecting elephant corridors

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