Elephants

Odisha records rise in elephant population

The 2017 Elephant Census report released by Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray on Monday revealed that the number of elephants rose by 22 in the state as against the 2015 census.

Jul 03, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
Large mammals ideal ambassadors for conservation

Large mammals ideal ambassadors for conservation

A public declaration made last year by the same scientists had called for a global plan to prevent the world`s large mammals from slipping into oblivion.

Mar 14, 2017, 22:20 PM IST
Central Zoo Authority backs ban on elephants in circuses

Central Zoo Authority backs ban on elephants in circuses

The CZA has written to the chief wildlife wardens of the states to ensure the rehabilitation of the elephants which were in their possession.

Feb 26, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
'Extinct' woolly mammoth may be back to Earth in two years – Know how

'Extinct' woolly mammoth may be back to Earth in two years – Know how

A team of scientists from Harvard University is producing a hybrid woolly mammoth embryo using DNA from specimens found frozen in Siberian ice.

Feb 17, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Eco-friendly paper made from elephant 'poop'! - Is it the next big thing?

Eco-friendly paper made from elephant 'poop'! - Is it the next big thing?

On manufacturing process of paper from elephant poop, she said the dung is collected, recycled and disinfected by workers. The non-fibre content is removed later.

Feb 12, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China

Zimbabwe's wildlife agency has said this wildlife-rich southern African country has 36,000-plus more elephants than it can support.

Jan 05, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
China brings hope for elephants in 2017; announces comprehensive ban on ivory trade by year end!

China brings hope for elephants in 2017; announces comprehensive ban on ivory trade by year end!

China has been toughening regulations on ivory trading in recent years.

Jan 01, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
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.

Dec 01, 2016, 22:02 PM IST

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.

Nov 25, 2016, 22:57 PM IST
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.

Nov 22, 2016, 21:22 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2016, 15:28 PM IST
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.

Sep 26, 2016, 03:46 AM IST
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.

Sep 01, 2016, 12:30 PM IST