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.
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.
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.