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Odisha to develop 'forewarning' system to track elephant movements

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is planning to prepare an advance protection plan to track the movement of elephants in various parts of the State, informed the newly-appointed Chief Wildlife Warden and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Ajay Kumar Mohapatra. During an exclusive interview to OTV today, Mohapatra said that the advance protection plan will identify the […]

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Woman killed in elephant attack while collecting firewood in Rajgangpur

Sundergarh: An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant while she was collecting firewood from Chudia forest under Rajgangpur sub-division of Sundergarh today. According to sources, the deceased Abha Kerketa, a resident of Kumarkela village, had gone to the forest along with her husband to gather firewood when she was attacked by […]

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Ailing elephant found dead in Sundergarh forests

Sundergarh: Forest officials today recovered the carcass of an elephant from Raiguri forests under Bonai division of Sundergarh district. Sources said the elephant was under observation after being spotted by the forest officials few days ago. Though the exact reason of the death is yet to be ascertained, it is being said that the elephant […]

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Two elephants electrocuted in Bengal

Kolkata: Two elephants died from electrocution after coming in contact with a high-voltage cable in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Saturday, police said. The local administration alleged that non-rectification of sagging lines over a vast field in West Midnapore district’s Gurguripal area caused the tragedy. “The bodies of two full-seized elephants were found lying […]

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Athagarh DFO confirms poaching behind death of female elephant

Athagarh: The involvement of poachers has come to the fore in the death of the female elephant near Sabar Taila village under Rajnagar area of Athagarh forest range in the district on Wednesday. The Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka on Thursday informed that the elephant was trapped and killed by some unidentified miscreants. […]

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Body of elephant found in Athagarh forest range

Cuttack: Body of a 7-year-old female elephant was recovered near Sabar Taila village under Sukasan reserve of Athagarh forest range in the district  today. According to sources, some locals spotted the body of the elephant and later informed the forest officials. Though the exact reason behind the death of the elephant is yet to be […]

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Female elephant killed after being hit by train

Keonjhar: In a tragic incident, a female elephant was killed after being hit by a train near Ramachandrapur under Sadar forest range of Keonjhar district Wednesday night. According to reports, the incident occurred at around 10.30 pm when a herd of ten elephants was crossing the railway tracks and the goods train coming from Joda […]

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Tiger Mahavir found dead in Satkosia core reserve forest area

Angul: In a major setback to tiger relocation project, the Royal Bengal male tiger Mahavir, who was brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve was found dead in the core area of the forest on Wednesday. Mahavir, also known as MB2, was three-year-old and part of the first inter-state tiger […]

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Tuskers electrocuted in Odisha again

Angul: A few days after the death of seven elephants due to electrocution in Dhenkanal, two tuskers were killed today after coming in contact with live electricity wire in Handapa forest range of Angul district and Deuli forest range of Mayurbhanj. Sources said the pachyderm, who was killed in Handapa, is believed to be eight to […]

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Tusker carcass found in Angul forest

Angul: The carcass of a 25-year-old tusker was found in Badagunduri forest  under Khamar range of Angul district today. Though the exact reason behind the death of the jumbo is yet to be established, it is suspected that the animal  was killed for its tusks. The tusks of the pachyderm were sawed allegedly by the […]

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Crime Branch probe ordered into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]

Human-animal conflict in Odisha: Alarming rise in deaths of people, elephants

Bhubaneswar: The ever-increasing deaths of elephants as well as people in human-animal conflicts in Odisha has alarmed environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts who blame the state Forest Department’s “callous approach” for the problem and have sought an urgent action plan to prevent loss of lives. Data released by the Wildlife Society of Odisha (WSO), in collaboration […]

Jumbos on a rampage: Attack villagers in Sundergarh, Keonjhar injuring one

Sundergarh /Keonjhar: Elephant menace gripped some parts of Sundergarh and Keonjhar today while injuring a woman and damaging house and property. In Sundergarh, a herd of stray elephants went on a rampage in Ganighasa village under Kuliposh Forest Range under Bonai Sub Division and injured a woman. Sources said the herd which had wandered away […]

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Female elephant electrocuted in farmland

Pallahara: In a tragic incident, a female elephant died after coming in contact with an 11kV power line near Bhadramunda village under Khamar forest range in Angul district late last night while venturing into farmland of the villagers to eat moong crop. Forest staff of the Khamar range, who reached the spot today morning, said […]

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Odisha claims fall in jumbo deaths in 2016-17

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed there has been a decline in elephant death cases in 2016-17 as compared to average death figures of the wild animal during past four years. After an annual review meeting of the Forest and Environment department under chairmanship of the Chief Secretary at the State Secretariat here, Suresh Mohapatra, […]

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Carcasses of three elephants recovered in Deogarh

Carcasses of three elephants, including a calf, were today found in a forest in Deogarh district, a forest official said