The eerie silence at Bankura's Borjora forest is broken by the sound of a forest jeep being brought to a sudden stop. Forest guard Ganesh Saha stands up to peer ahead, and our eyes follow his. Fifteen feet ahead, there's an enormous tusker, his head peeping out of the bushes and making an ominous swaying movement. The experienced Saha motions for everyone to remain still. "It's a typical move before they charge," he whispers.
The Mozambican government expects to import 7,000 wild animals from neighbouring countries into national parks and reserves by 2019, a source of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) has told Lusa.
ANAC Acting Director of Conservation and Community Development Services Armindo Aramani said that the total number of wild animals moved from neighbouring countries since the repopulation of Mozambique’s parks and nature reserves began in 2001 will next year stand at about 15,000.
A comic on Karnataka's decision to introduce contraception to control the wild elephant population in South India, from my column with The Hindu BLink today. Who are we, a disgraced population of 7.4 billion, to control the population of one of nature's most superior beings?