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
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:36

The Assam government is planning to increase the compensation to the families of persons killed in man-elephant conflict from the current amount of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.

To a question by All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam during the Question Hour in the Assembly, state forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma said 1,024 persons were killed by wild elephants across 22 districts in the last 16 years. Of them, 770 lost their lives in the last 10 years.

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By Archiver
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 09:29

Vietnam has seized around a ton of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside dozens of boxes on a flight from Nigeria, state media reported, a haul highlighting the illegal wildlife trade routes connecting Africa and Southeast Asia.

Both the ivory and pangolin trade have been banned in Vietnam. But weak law enforcement in the communist state has allowed a black market to flourish and feed into a global multibillion dollar industry in animal parts and exotic pets.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 06:06
According to State Forest minister, 1,024 people died between 2001 and 2016 across Assam in  man-elephant conflicts
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:42

According to State Forest minister, 1,024 people died between 2001 and 2016 across Assam in  man-elephant conflicts

As many as 1024 people died during the period from 2001 to 2016 due to human-elephant conflicts.

State Forest and Environment Minister Pramila Rani Brahma revealed this in the Assembly today in a written reply to a question by AGP legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita.

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