By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 08:35

In yet another incident of wild elephants getting electrocuted in the forest fringes of Wayanad, a 25-year-old male elephant was killed after it came into contact with a electric line at Karaputhadi under Muthanga forest range of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on Wednesday.

The tusker got electrocuted when it pushed down a coconut tree over the three-phase power line of the KSEB. The incident took place at a private land located 200 metres away from the forest boundary.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 09/17/2016 - 04:13

A lone tusker which was declared rogue by the Forest department was was brought down at Beliatore forests of Bankura district on Sunday after efforts to capture and tranquilize it failed.

This is the second time in less than a month the foresters have hunted down an elephant.

The lone tusker which was identified by us (Forest department) as T8 was declared rogue in February 2016 after it killed four and injured two,” Chief Wildlife Warden of West Bengal Pradip Vyas told The Hindu.

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By Archiver
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 05:32

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has filed a notice of appeal following a decision quashing a 20-year jail term imposed on businessman Feisal Ali Mohammed who had been convicted of possessing ivory valued at Sh44 million.

Through prosecutor Jami Yamina, the DPP said he was aggrieved and dissatisfied with the decision of Justice Dora Chepkwony who had termed the sentence imposed on Mr Mohammed as unconstitutional.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 08:44

A farmer was arrested on Friday for his alleged involvement in the death of a 3-year-old elephant calf, after it bit an explosive kept in a farm to scare wild animals. The calf had strayed into a farm on July 13 and picked up the firecracker, planted to scare away wild animals. It burst when the animal chewed on it seriously injuring the animal in Thudiyalur. Though the forest department officials tried to treat the calf, it succumbed to injuries later.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 09/19/2016 - 06:57

An elephant has died after eating from a field that had been sprayed with pesticides. The male animal’s body was spotted on Saturday in Nagaon district of the northeastern state of Assam, India. A picture showed him lying on his side on muddy grass, with a crowd of people watching on. Forest officials think he had eaten some rice from a paddy field that was contaminated.

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