A large herd of elephants strayed into a village triggering panic among locals. These images are from Sambalpur village in Raighar block of Nabarangpur district. The herd reportedly strayed into the village from bordering Chhattisgarh.
An elephant calf got stuck in an inundated agri field in Athmallik Forest Division of Angul.
In a shocking incident, a man from Sankarpur under Choudwar in Cuttack came under police scanner for allegedly poisoning 20 stray dogs to death.
A wild elephant was recently spotted within human habitation in Baripada city late on Thursday night, which triggered panic among locals. The animal reportedly wrecked havoc and even broke several kutcha houses in the area.
Odisha Forest department is planning to use modern technology to reduce man-elephant conflict
Fadi a house where kendu leaves are collected, stored and Processing, Binding and Bagging (PBB) activities are done.
Odisha government is contemplating to adopt Gujarat model which will alert the train drivers about the presence of the big animals near the tracks.
Two persons including a woman were injured critically in attack by wild animals in separate incidents in Balasore and Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.
Keonjhar: A bear was critically injured after it was hit by an unidentified vehicle on National Highway No-10 near Katarabeda Chhak, under Ghatagaon forest range in Keonjhar district in the early hours on Thursday. A forest department team from Ghatagaon rescued the injured bear and took it to the office of the Divisional Forest Officer […]
Balasore: At least five persons including a nine-year-old girl were injured after they were attacked by a wild bear at Mitrapur village in Nilagiri area of Balasore district on Tuesday. As per reports, the animal entered the residential area and started chasing and attacking the locals while they were out in the open to perform […]
Berhampur: Blame it on animals as much as you can, but some recent reports suggest that humans often play the role of an instigator in a man-animal conflict. A case in point is the man-animal conflict at Nuapalli village under North-Ghumusar Forest Range in Bhanjanagar which claimed two precious lives. Two persons including a minor […]
Bhubaneswar: Three elephants died in three different places of Odisha in last 24 hours once again seemingly making the state a hotspot of jumbo deaths in the country. As per reports, a 15-year-old tusker lost its life on Tuesday after reportedly getting electrocuted by a live wire laid to trap wild boars in Hindol under […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has constituted a state-level task force to prepare a master plan for the next three years for the reduction of man-animal conflict in the state. The 18-member task force has been constituted under the chairmanship of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, informed Forest and Environment Minister […]
Dhenkanal: After being confined in a kraal (enclosure with very little space) for more than seven months, wild elephant Rakesh, that reportedly trampling many people to death, is finally set free from the captivity. According to sources, Rakesh, who was kept in a kraal at Kapilash Elephant Rescue Centre for his aggressive nature, will now […]
Bhubaneswar: Coinciding with the season’s kharif paddy cultivation, frequent movement of wild elephants towards human settlements have once again begun to rise in Odisha. Several incidents of man-animal conflicts were reported in some districts of the State over the past few days. Elephant herds reportedly damaged agricultural lands, houses and ate away stocked paddy and […]
Kendrapara: A 16-year-old boy of Parimukundapur village under Rajkanika police limits here in the district was reportedly killed in a crocodile attack on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Rudra, son of one Bholanath Behera. According to sources, Rudra along with his four friends had gone to Kharasrota River to take bath on Sunday […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding steps to contain human-animal conflict in the state clashes continue to occur, often resulting in casualties and massive destruction of property. Recently two persons in Khurda district were killed in an elephant attack, triggering protests in the area with local residents blocking the nearby road and demanding compensation. These pachyderms […]
Choudwar: The residents of Choudwar are now spending sleepless nights after an elephant herd was spotted near human settlement on Thursday. According to reports, the herd from Chandaka forest area has destroyed crops in several acre of agricultural land. “The elephant herd has damaged crops in over seven acre. Such things are happening more frequently,” […]
Bhubaneswar: With over 1900 elephants, Odisha has a sizable population of pachyderms. Though historically elephants were mostly concentrated on the northern fringes of Mahanadi, they have now started migrating to agricultural areas following loss of their habitats due to mining and other activities. Keeping in mind the new track of the jumbos, Odisha government has […]
Coimbatore: Plans are afoot to detect illegal sand-mining across the country with the help of ISRO satellites and also augment water and fodder in forest areas to prevent man-animal conflict, Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday. The government plans to use satellite image technology by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to map […]
Sonepur: While loss of habitats have forced the elephants to wander away from forests and enter human settlements leading to widespread damage, recent incidents show a spurt in deaths of elephants in Odisha pointing towards the severity of man-animal conflict. But it cannot become more severe than this when fear of elephants forces several families […]
Mayurbhanj: A minor boy was critically injured after he was attacked by a wild bear while celebrating Makar Sankranti at Kantisahi village under Khunta police limits in Mayurbhanj today. Following the attack, the boy identified as Subhankar Bindhani received grievous injuries on his back and admitted to the Udala Sub-Divisional Hospital. According to reports, when […]
Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the growing man-animal conflict, Odisha will shortly procure specially designed ‘gaja’ vehicles to rescue and drive away elephants from human settlements, informed chief wildlife warden of Odisha, Sandeep Tripathy today. The vehicles, equipped with sirens, tranquilising tools and a heavy duty crane, will be procured from neighbouring West Bengal. Tripathy informed […]
Sundergarh: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict in the State, an elderly man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Jabaladihi village under Kinjirkela section of Sundergarh district early morning today. According to reports, a herd of elephants had entered into the area from adjoining forests in Chhattisgarh a week ago but […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday arrested three persons including two officials of Meramundali forest range in connection with the tragic death of seven elephants due to electrocution under Dhenkanal Sadar forest range on October 27. The arrested include CESU junior engineer Sanjay Mohanty, Meramundali section forester Prabhakar Rana and forest guard Girish Dehury, informed […]