The wildlife office doesn't know the reason for the deaths of another 176 elephants as the cases were reported after the carcasses had putrefied. The rest succumbed to infections -- 51 died of anthrax, seven of herpes and 334 of other diseases.
Several elephants had lost their lives in the track during earlier days also after being hit by trains and hence the Tamil Nadu government had moved the Madras High Court to direct Railways to reduce the speed of trains at night under 45 kmph.
The State Energy Department has released a fund of Rs 445.75 crore to the power distribution companies to increase the ground clearance of the electrical transmission networks (33 kV, 11 kV, LT) and replace bare conductors in elephant corridors and movement areas.
Odisha government is contemplating to adopt Gujarat model which will alert the train drivers about the presence of the big animals near the tracks.
Bhawanipatna: In another exercise to contain the spate of elephant deaths at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district, the forest department of Odisha has started using drone cameras in the range to track the movement of the jumbos. “The deployment of drones will be useful for the forest officials to mount surveillance over the jumbos […]
Bhubaneswar: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha, Hari Shankar Upadhyay on Saturday sought a crime branch probe into the deaths of two elephants in Keonjhar and Boudh districts. Upadhyay informed, “There was a bullet wound on the elephant which found dead in Boudh, while the tusks of the elephant […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The statistics are horrifying. As many as 119 elephants have been electrocuted in the state in the last 11 years, most of them falling victim to sagging overhead wires. Of these deaths, 24 occurred in 2018-19. The giant beasts have also been falling to the bullets of poachers and dying on […]
Bhubaneswar: The deaths of four elephants within a month inside Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar have now emerged as a major concern for animal lovers as well as the State government. As there is no proven method of treating Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes Virus, assistance from experts from Assam and Kerela is being sought to contain […]
Bhubaneswar: As Odisha is slowly turning into a graveyard for elephants with record number of jumbo fatalities during the last decade owing to loss of habitat, man-animal conflict among others, the State government is planning to deploy ‘Gaja Bandhu’ volunteers for safety and security of pachyderms. Under the new plan, the Forest department has planned […]
Bhubaneswar: Rise in the incidents of man-animal conflict has not only taken a toll on human lives across Odisha but also resulted in death of pachyderms at regular intervals besides adding to loss of property. Movement of stray elephants from core forest areas towards human settlements have posed a big threat to humans and also […]
Bhubaneswar/Keonjhar: At a time when the security of elephants in Odisha has become a cause of serious concern, rampant stone quarrying at Baghamundia area of Telkoi-Pallahara elephant corridor under Keonjhar Forest Division has led to rise in man-animal conflicts. As per reports, there has been a spurt in the number of stone quarries in the […]
Cuttack: A day after being recovered from a crop field near Haladibasanta village under Dalijoda Forest Range in the district, the sick tusker died while undergoing treatment in Choudwar. As per reports, the elephant had developed an infection in mouth and was being treated by a medical team led by veterinary doctor, Antaryami Khuntia. Earlier […]
Cuttack: Treatment of a sick elephant, found lying today in a crop field near Haladibasanta village under Dalijoda Forest Range in the district, has begun. “It seems the elephant has developed an abscess in the mouth. Its treatment is underway and we hope it will get well soon,” said a veterinary doctor, Antaryami Khuntia. Earlier […]
New Delhi: Expressing her ‘grief and horror’ at the elephant deaths in Odisha, Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take urgent measures to stop elephant deaths in Odisha. “The recent electrocution of seven tuskers in Dhenkanal, which is the highest such death toll in a […]
Baripada: Concrete steps would be taken for speedy disbursement of compensation to the families of those killed in elephant attacks in Odisha, a senior forest official has said. Quick disbursement of compensation would also be made for crop loss due to marauding elephants, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Debabrata Swain, said. Swain was speaking […]