elephants

Unsung heroes -- Udayan and Srinivasan -- helped capture notorious MDT-23 tiger

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. 

published on : 19th October 2021

Conflicts among man and elephants rise in Kerala as latter lose habitat

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.

published on : 11th October 2021

Hungry elephants take easy route, raid ration shops at Valparai

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.

published on : 7th October 2021

Odisha: Elephant falls into well, rescued

Forest officials of Baripada division rescued an elephant who accidentally fell into a well in Tembotola village within Bangiriposi range, on Saturday night. 

published on : 4th October 2021

Two elephant calves succumb to Herpes virus infection at rescue centre in Chhattisgarh

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.

published on : 25th September 2021

No more elephants to be held captive: Madras HC

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.

published on : 25th September 2021

Wild jumbos tortured on IIT Palakkad campus

 A Screamingand chasing crowd, deafening sound of crackers and an unknown terrain.

published on : 21st September 2021

Coimbatore: Burning of chilli to keep wild elephants at bay

Officials hope the pungent smell will deter elephants from entering human habitation.

published on : 7th September 2021

Drones keep elephants away in Gudalur

Forest department mulls setting up a drone flying and research school near Theni for wider use 

published on : 2nd September 2021

Wild elephants being chased into forest: Minister

“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.” 

published on : 27th August 2021

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.

published on : 13th August 2021

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.”

published on : 10th August 2021

Madras High Court bats for welfare of temple elephants

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.

published on : 6th August 2021

Forest staff use crackers to chase wild elephants, destroy sugarcane field

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.

published on : 6th August 2021

Cruelty to animals: HC asks Kerala govt to produce district-wise details of animal shelters

The report also suggested captive elephant committee monitor the welfare of captive elephants.

published on : 2nd August 2021
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