By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:06
The significance of conserving Asiatic elephants and tigers were stressed at an international veterinary workshop on Asian elephants and tigers that began at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) headquarters at Pookode in the district on Monday.
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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 07/21/2016 - 05:08
For over a century, elephants had been using a migratory route along the banks of the river Mechi that separates India from Nepal. Now an electric fence 18 km long has been preventing elephants from crossing over to Nepal from the Indian side, the very purpose for which the Nepal government had set it up. The now agitated elephants are “causing havoc” in north Bengal, the West Bengal government has written to the Centre, urging it to raise the matter with Nepal. The fence was set up about a year ago by the Nepal government in collaboration with international agencies, seeking to protect agricultural fields from elephants. “The fence is designed to lean outwards,” said an official of the Nepal forest department, who wished not to be named. “The base of the post cannot be reached even with the elephant’s trunk and as a result it is impossible for the elephant to kick at the post and damage it. The posts themselves are insulated with galvanised iron pipes and an electric circuit is created only when the elephant touches the fence.”
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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 15:29

Elephants are intelligent, so they're aware people can be dangerous. And according to a new study, some African elephants may even have a specific "word" to warn each other about nearby humans.

To conduct the study, researchers from Oxford University, Save the Elephants and Disney's Animal Kingdom tested the reactions of wild Kenyan elephants to audio recordings of human voices, specifically the Samburu tribe of North Kenya. When they played these voices to resting elephants, the animals quickly became more vigilant, ran away and emitted a low, distinctive rumble.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:22

 Wildlife conservationists and nature lovers have hailed the National Green Tribunal's order directing Numaligarh Refinery Limited to shift the location of its proposed township extension and demolish its boundary wall within a month to give elephants the right of passage.

The refinery today said it was studying the NGT order but would abide by it.

"It is a setback to us," an NRL official said.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 09/05/2016 - 06:15

Karnataka will soon experiment with the hugely successful South African birth control technique to check the growing elephant population in the state, in the face of increasing human-elephant conflict.

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