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  • Senior citizen trampled to death by enraged elephant

    Senior citizen trampled to death by enraged elephant

    A senior citizen was trampled to death by an enraged wild elephant. The elephant was so enraged that it continued to trample him under its feet for quite some time and also kept kicking him. With this, the death toll in elephant attacks has gone up to five in January. Meanwhile, the forest dept of...

    February 1, 2018
  • Man-elephant conflict hits Dhenkanal worst

    Man-elephant conflict hits Dhenkanal worst

    The man-elephant conflict has come to sharp focus here again with the death of a farmer and injuries to two others last week . Sixteen elephants dieĀ last year due to various reasons like poaching, electric shock and others while 20 people had died in elephant attacks. Crossing Gengutia overbridge on Brahmani river has become dangerous...

    January 23, 2018
  • Haridwar killer elephant released in wild

    Haridwar killer elephant released in wild

    The forest department finally released a killer elephant, after radio collaring in Haridwar, to end a 36 hour special operation on Sunday. The final phase of the operation began at 5 am to conclude by 9.30 am at Mithawalla, in which experts from Wildlife Institute of India and World Wildlife Fund radio collaring the tusker....

    January 22, 2018
  • The inner elephant

    The inner elephant

    An adult elephant, it is estimated, eats from 500 lbs to 600 lbs of green fodder daily. This estimate is based on experiments conducted by Sanderson and others on well-fed tame elephants, and while it is generally unsound equating the habits and behaviour of captive animals with others of their kind living free, this is...

    January 21, 2018
  • Radio collar for Haridwar tusker

    Radio collar for Haridwar tusker

    The Uttarakhand forest department has said the wild elephant that was tranquilised in Haridwar is still in their possession and will released in the jungle only after it is fixed with a radio collar. The forest department had to conduct a long and tedious operation on Friday night to take the killer elephant to Mithawalla...

    January 20, 2018
  • Thai police arrest ‘kingpin’ in Asian wildlife trafficking

    Thai police arrest ‘kingpin’ in Asian wildlife trafficking

    Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia’s illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers. Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns...

    January 20, 2018
  • Killer elephant tranquilised, taken to jungle

    Killer elephant tranquilised, taken to jungle

    The over one-and-a-half month long terror of a wild elephant at Jwalapur locality in Haridwar ended on Friday, with the forest department tranquilising and shifting the tusker to another part of the forest. The elephant had created panic by killing two persons and injuring two other in recent weeks. Since the past two days the...

    January 19, 2018
  • The one that got away

    The one that got away

    We were returning from a long and singularly luckless outing in the jungle on elephant-back, and had almost reached the road to the rest house. There was a wide patch of lantana and tall grass between us and the road, with a flat-topped rock to one side of it, and the leopard lay stretched at...

    January 7, 2018
  • Man held with tusks

    Man held with tusks

    A 28-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after he was found in possession of two tusks, which he had allegedly removed from a dead elephant a week ago near Gudalur, some 80 km from here, officials said. Forest department officials noticed that the tusks of the 10-year-old elephant, which was found dead in Devala, were...

    December 2, 2017
  • To Catch A Heffalump-In Water

    To Catch A Heffalump-In Water

    The elephant is the largest land mammal, and even a herd seen from half a mile away, grazing on a hilltop is an impressive sight. Seen from close quarters in a forest clearing, a big tusker can literally dwarf the hills beyond him. In fact it takes long experience of wild elephants to overcome a...

    September 24, 2017
  • Ivory trade ban

    Ivory trade ban

    India has a lesson to draw from China. Not perhaps in terms of blending ideology with market economy… but in the critical, though not innocuous, segment of conservation of wild life and the natural environment in the greater canvas of things. Given the steadily rising graph in jungle crime, the rather ineffective forest authorities in...

    January 7, 2017