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Tag: Elephant Poaching

Odisha Issues Elephant Monitoring Mechanism Guidelines

Bhubaneswar: As man-elephant conflict & poaching activities continue to drive up elephant fatalities across the State, Odisha Forest Department has issued guidelines on elephant monitoring mechanism. Moreover, the State is also planning to set up 24X7 control rooms across different forest ranges. As per the new guidelines, movement of elephants will be monitored in every […]

Elephant Deaths In 'Poachers' Trap: Odisha Forester, Guard Suspended

Keonjhar: Odisha government on Wednesday suspended a forester and a forest guard for dereliction of duty after two elephants were found electrocuted in a trap laid by poachers in Champua range of Keonjhar district on June 14. Joda section forester Pian Nayak and Jurudi beat house forest guard Dolagobinda Deo have been placed under suspension […]

5 Arrested With Elephant Tusks In Odisha's Baripada

Baripada: Five persons were arrested in Baripada after two elephant tusks were seized, officials said on Friday. The seizure was made on Thursday night, said officials of the Baripada Forest Division. It is suspected that the tusks belonged to a male elephant of about nine years old. They might have killed the elephant in Similipal […]

Poacher Who Killed Over 20 Elephants In Odisha Arrested

Cuttack: Officials of Cuttack Forest Division on Sunday arrested a notorious elephant poacher, Babuli Mahalik (45) for his alleged involvement in hunting of over 20 elephants in Athagarh Forest Division of the district. Acting on a tip-off, a special squad of forest officials led by Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka, raided the house […]

Sonepur Elephant Poaching Case: Two More Accused Arrested, Tusks Recovered

Sonepur: Forest department officials on Saturday arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the 2019 elephant poaching case in Sonepur. The accused have been identified as Suresh Karna and Kalia Karna of Meghanand village in the district. Moreover, two tusks weighing nearly 3 kg have also been recovered from their possession. According to […]

Elephant poaching racket busted in Athagarh, 1 held

Cuttack: At a time when death of elephants and tigers has sparked state-wide outcry, intensifying its crackdown on illegal poaching of wild animals, forest officials busted an elephant poaching racket in Athagarh area on Wednesday. According to sources, forest officials have arrested one, Matia Swain of Badamba area and seized deer antlers and a country […]

Poaching bid foiled, 6 held

Keonjhar: The wildlife personnel of Keonjhar Forest Division on Saturday busted a poaching racket and arrested six elephant poachers. Acting on an input, forest officials raided forest area near Nalapanga village under Sadar range of the division and arrested the six persons including two sharp shooters from Arunachal Pradesh. All of them were caught red […]