By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 08:03

New Delhi, Jul 30 (PTI) Traditional corridors of elephants and their habitats have been “fragmented” due to utilisation of forest land for agricultural purposes and development works, including construction of irrigation dams and railway lines, the government said today.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said this fragmentation has caused “human-elephant” conflict.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:04

Rourkela: Bumper crop of jackfruit has become a cause of worry for the villagers in far-off areas of Sundargarh district as the aroma of the fruit is attracting elephants.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:36

The wild elephant calf, which was born near a public road and guarded by a herd of pachyderm for several hours in Kerala’s Vazhachal forest last Thursday, was found dead.

ALSO READ: Kerala: Herd of 20, forest staff guard newborn calf and mother elephant

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:45

Field staff of Simlipal Tiger Reserve,the fourth-largest tiger reserve in the country,burnt a large number of elephant carcasses to remove any evidences of poaching,a probe committee of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has found.

After a number of elephant deaths were reported in April and May 2010,the NTCA constituted an independent assessment team comprising wildlife activists Belinda Wright and Biswajit Mohanty,who visited Simlipal between June 6 and 11. The team confirmed 14 elephant deaths,all of which have most likely been killed by poachers.

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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:54

A video of the animal blowing out ash from a fire has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Scientists say further study is needed to fully understand the animal's behaviour. Credit: Vinay Kumar, Wildlife Conservation Society of India Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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