Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

elephant deaths


Karnataka: ‘Fence of honeybees’ around village curbs elephant-human conflict, to be replicated in other states

April 09, 2021 8:07 am

Union minister Nitin Gadkari hailed the initiative, saying it ‘provided relief to farmers, and is saving crops and precious lives.’

Botswana's investigation into mysterious death of over 350 elephants hampered by COVID-19

July 03, 2020 6:22 pm

Authorities in Botswana are struggling to send samples for analysis to international agencies to determine the cause of the deaths due to the lack of flights because of the COVID-19 lockdown in the region. The number of elephants that have died has risen to 350.

Herpes virus infection: No 'Jumbo festival' this year at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp in Karnataka

October 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Recently one elephant died at the camp after getting infected by the virus. As many as 24 elephants in the camp are undergoing treatment.

In death on fence, a reminder: no easy solution to human-elephant conflict

December 18, 2018 9:01 am

The elephant that died had been on its way back to the forests after raiding the cropland adjacent to the tiger reserves’s Veeranahosalli range.

Death of Gajaraj

November 18, 2018 12:50 pm

With 90 electrocution deaths since 2010, including 7 in one incident last month, Odisha has earned itself the tag of “elephant graveyard”. As the state rounds up low-level power and forest officials, The Indian Express on what is forcing the pachyderms out of the jungle and into harm’s way.

Uttarakhand High Court issues directions to protect elephants from being mowed down by trains

August 10, 2018 9:08 pm

The Railway authorities, in consultation with the Forest Department, are directed to use modern wireless animal tracking systems to avoid deaths of helpless elephants on the railway tracks, the court said. 

In Fact: Why trains keep killing elephants

April 19, 2018 1:58 am

Four elephants, including a calf, were cut down by a train in Odisha on Monday. Trains now kill 17 elephants every year on average in India. Here’s what makes the Elephas maximus so vulnerable.

30 elephants killed by trains in West Bengal in 5 yrs, no action against staff: Gohain

January 05, 2018 10:38 pm

Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha that while the railways has taken precautions against such accidents, some of the locations where the animals have died, did not fall under the list of corridors identified by the national transporter.

Railways to court: Speed restriction will hit ops

January 24, 2014 1:33 am

Ministry also rejected plea for construction of elevated tracks over stretch of 168-km in view of tremendous cost.

Forest dept steps in to stop elephant deaths on rail tracks

November 16, 2013 2:30 am

The department plans to reiterate their demands before the Murti-led team.


A glimpse into 'Elephant Parade India' for Mumbai’s public art exhibition

November 02, 2017 8:04 am

After the public art exhibitions, the elephants will be auctioned to raise funds to help secure 101 Elephant Corridors across India for the endangered Asian elephant.