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Elephants unleash chaos in Ranchi, causing several villagers to live on trees!

Elephants unleash chaos in Ranchi, causing several villagers to live on trees!

These are agricultural families and have no other source of income.

Forest dept files FIR against Patanjali Food Park

Jasim Ahmed, Additional Conservator of Forest, West Sonitpur Forest Division, said the FIR was lodged at Salanibari police outpost under Tezpur police station.

When trains were halted in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours to save elephants

When trains were halted in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours to save elephants

The Northeast Frontier Railway on Tuesday halted train services in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours after receiving information about movement of elephant herds in the areas near Rajabhatkhowa station in Alipurduar district, an official said.

454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

Odisha has seen terrible human-animal conflict in the last six years, resulting in the deaths of 454 people and 2,261 animals, including 388 elephants, a Forest Department report said.

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

The revelation, the worst drop in 25 years, came amid disagreement on the second day of the global meet over the best way to improve the plight of Africa's elephants, targeted for their tusks.

Appalling! Thirty percent African elephants annihilated in 7 years

Appalling! Thirty percent African elephants annihilated in 7 years

The findings of the three-year Great Elephant Census managed by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) confirms substantial declines in elephant numbers over just the last decade.

Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants

Ivory Coast has deployed teams of rangers to protect the country's last surviving dwarf elephants from extinction, the head of the national park service.

SC's notice on pleas of cruelty against elephants in joyrides

The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre, Rajasthan and Goa on pleas alleging that cruelty is being meted out to elephants used for joyrides in these states.

Kerala forests turn 'graveyard' of wild jumbos; 270 dead since January

As many as 40 per cent of the dead animals were males and 60 per cent were females, the figures released by Thrissur based Heritage Animal Task Force said.

Watch: Elephant moms come together to save a drowning baby

Watch: Elephant moms come together to save a drowning baby

When babies are in danger, parents will do anything to help/save them. This holds true not just for humans but also for animals.

When a baby elephant began to drown in a pond, its mother rushed to help. And soon other elephant moms joined the effort.

Zimbabwe: 22 more elephants killed in Hwange Park by cyanide

Cyanide poisoning has killed 22 elephants in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said on today.

HC closes PIL seeking ban on keeping elephants in captivity

HC closes PIL seeking ban on keeping elephants in captivity

A Madras High Court bench here has closed a public interest litigation seeking a ban on keeping elephants in captivity in temples and houses after the state government submitted that the Supreme Court was seized of the matter.

Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

Leading Kenyan wildlife conservation lobby groups on Saturday took part in the global march to galvanize support for protection of rhinos and elephants that are facing serious threats like poaching and depletion of their habitats.

Asian jumbos play key role in spreading green cover

Asian jumbos play key role in spreading green cover

Asian elephants play a vital role in the ecology of the forest and help spread green cover because of their eating and movement pattern, says a study by the researchers of the Indian Institute of Science and Princeton University.

Wild elephants stray into Tezpur town

Wild elephants strayed into Tezpur town of Assam's Sonitpur district on Friday triggering panic among residents, a senior forest official said.

Distribution pattern of five wild herbivores analysed

A new study has assessed distribution patterns of five wild herbivores adjoining tiger reserves in Karnataka which it claims will help conservationists plan protection of these species "better".

Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.

When wild elephants wreaked havoc on Assam streets

A person was killed and houses destroyed by a herd of wild elephants in a tea estate in Sonitpur district of Assam on Monday, a forest official said.

SC directs registration of Kerala temples having elephants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that all temples possessing elephants and using them during religious functions in Kerala would be registered with district committees set up under relevant rules for proper and effective control over them with respect to the pachyderms.

Elephants restricted to half of Karnataka's Western Ghats

Elephants restricted to half of Karnataka's Western Ghats

 The presence of elephants has shrunk to less than half of the forests in Karnataka's Western Ghats due to anthropogenic factors, a recent study shows.