( December 8, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Recently the famous tusker, “Dala Puuttuwa of Galigamuwa “was killed and it created a massive public discussion regarding the human –elephant conflicts of Sri Lanka. Finally, investigators found that the intention of killing the mammoth being was sell the tusks and elephant pearls of it. There is a controversy even some Buddhist monk is also connected with this killing and it reveals up to which extent this barbarian phenomenon has been spreading in so called Sinhala Buddhist Country.
Four held with elephant ivory in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Officers of Belakoba forest range seized elephant ivory and arrested four persons including a civil engineer on June 24. The plan was to smuggle the elephants ivory to Nepal.
Jamshedpur: Several stret-ches of Chakradharpur railway division that are part of or close to migratory corridors of elephants will have watchtowers and solar lights to prevent fatal accidents.
The new regional plan to curb human-elephant conflict in eastern and central India is significant for several reasons. Inaugurated on Wednesday by the wildlife wardens of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, it requires their departments to come together — for the first time — to resolve a problem which has assumed grave proportions in the last decade. These five states have about 10 per cent of the country’s elephant population but account for over 50 per cent of deaths due to human-elephant conflict.
An elephant wandering in no-mans land between the Indian and Bangladeshi border in the dead of the night left the forest authorities and Border Security Force (BSF) in a fix in South Dinajpur district of Bengal.
As the forest authorities received the news of the wandering male elephant at 1.45 am on Monday,they had no choice but to wait. In the morning the forest officials informed the BSF officials and a flag meeting with the Bangladeshi counterparts was held.
The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work could be just around the corner.
After years of pressure from activists who accuse the animals' owners of flouting wildlife regulations by keeping them in a city, authorities have ordered the seizure of the elephants.
They plan to move the 40-year-old tusker -- along with Dharamvati, Laxmi, Gangaram, Moti and Chandni -- out of the city, but warn it could take months to find a new home for them.