“It is not clear why he did not run away on seeing the elephant and kept standing, even going near it. “
New plan to curb human-elephant conflict ticks the right boxes. The key lies in implementation
The strategic plan was discussed at a meeting Wednesday of wildlife wardens from five states in this region — Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal — as a first step towards better inter-state coordination to tackle over 3,000 elephants in the zone.
Five years later, the count is 27,312 elephants based on Forest Department officials who “saw it” across four geographical regions in India. This prompted elephant expert Raman Sukumar to say on Saturday: “If I do a comparison with 2012 figures, then we have a stable population.”
The elephant had attacked one person last week and a special team was formed to monitor the movement of the animal.
Human-elephant conflicts in Kerala are not new and are routinely reported by newspapers and television channels
The elephant was first spotted at Dabgram, Fulbari areas within ward numbers 30 and 40 of Siliguri town which falls within the limits of Jalpaiguri district.
Animals don’t stray and know how to be discreet. They want us to give them space and handle accidental face-offs better.
A migrating herd of 72 wild elephants from the Dalma have entered the Bankura forests in the past few months and split into two groups, officials informed.
Five smugglers and poachers admitted that their gang killed at least 15 elephants in Tamil Nadu’s Ooty, Coimbatore and Meghamalai forests and traded more than 200 kg of ivory in the last 18 months.
The state’s most famous and tallest captive tusker, that has been involved in at least five deaths so far, is in mourning.
The elephants turned violent when the forest officials tried to reach the calf’s body.
Forest officials said the carcass of the calf was spotted at the banks of Peringalkoothu reservoir in Thrissur on Friday by tribals.
The report says the elephant’s entire journey was being tracked by the wildlife officials, and later by the Border Security Force, but none could stop or divert it from crossing the border.
The couple was trampled to death by a herd of wild elephants in the Gavi forest reserve in Kerala.