Sources said Udayan and Srinivasan were used as other experienced kumkis had been stationed in Gudalur forest range for over a month to drive away wild elephants.
Nearly 140 people died in human-wild jumbo conflicts in Kerala in 7 years and fragmentation of forests, shrinking habitat and coming up of settlements in elephant corridors are being cited as reasons.
It’s that time of the year when elephants migrate to find food in the Valparai plateau. They usually rummage through the tea and coffee fields.
Forest officials of Baripada division rescued an elephant who accidentally fell into a well in Tembotola village within Bangiriposi range, on Saturday night.
Both these calves, aged one year and nine months, were the offspring of Kumki elephants that have been brought from Karnataka to tackle the human-elephant conflict, she said.
The Madras High Court on Friday ordered the State government to ensure that no elephant is taken into captivity, except for treatment if found unable to support itself in the wild.
A Screamingand chasing crowd, deafening sound of crackers and an unknown terrain.
Officials hope the pungent smell will deter elephants from entering human habitation.
Forest department mulls setting up a drone flying and research school near Theni for wider use
“Various steps are being taken to trace wild elephants and chase them away into the deep forest. Besides, drones have been used to monitor the movements of the wild animals.”
Tusker Rivaldo to stay in the wild, HC gives 3 weeks for foresters to continue with rewilding process
The govt explained in detail various measures being taken to protect Rivaldo and why it was imperative to keep older males like him in the wild for the overall population growth of the species.
Elephants liking paddy will lead to more conflicts: Wildlife experts on Chhattisgarh govt’s 'experimental' project
Wildlife experts have explicitly called the decision of the Chhattisgarh government's decision to use the surplus quantity of available paddy to feed the wild elephants “misconceived and inadvisable.”
The Madras High Court on Thursday suggested to the State that temple elephants be provided premises with natural habitat after it completes its daily rituals in temples.
A 2-acre sugarcane field was destroyed in a fire when forest department set off firecrackers to chase away wild elephants that tried to enter the field at 8.30 pm on Wednesday.
The report also suggested captive elephant committee monitor the welfare of captive elephants.