By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 06:51

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered Numaligarh refinery in Assam to demolish a 2.2 km section of a wall to clear the way for an elephant corridor.

An NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, while imposing a fine of Rs 25 lakh for destroying the forest, also ordered that no township can be established within a 15 km radius of the adjoining Kaziranga National Park.

The bench had given one month time to remove the wall and barbed wire that came across the natural migration routes for the elephants.

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:55

his week Tony Blair warned that Labour should not fall into the “elephant trap” of agreeing to a general election, and instead should work to arrange a second referendum. Who knew there was an elephant in the room in the first place?

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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 07:01

Blowing of horn intermittently at curves will help in distracting elephants in the vicinity while building obstructions on their path is not necessarily an effective solution to prevent deaths of jumbos on railway tracks, a senior veterinary officer of Coimbatore said today.

The pachyderms have the unique behavioural manner of sticking to a set pattern of movement and show extreme reluctance to deviate from it, even in unfavourable conditions, Coimbatore Wildlife Veterinary Officer, N S Manohar said at a sensitization programme for train loco staff at nearby Palakkad in Kerala.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 07:05

The solar fencing erected last November from Jhiramale in Ilam district to Mechi River along the Nepal-India border has helped communities in Jhapa to keep the wild elephants at bay. But it has not bode well for those living on the other side of the border, with Indian villages complaining about the rise in tusker terror in recent months.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 07:13

The Coimbatore forest department has started installing camera traps to track elephant movement in Madurakkarai reserve forest area.

The swift action by the forest department comes barely two days after a decision was taken to install the cameras. Forest officials said that 13 cameras have been installed along railway lines A and B, which run through the reserve forest area, close to the interstate border.

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