"We will definitely take action as the location where the incident took place is beyond the forest limits and there is a road on the other side of the railway track. The location is not a passage for elephants and the road is at a higher altitude," said Shashi Paul, PCCF.
Even though the tusker charged dangerously at him, Miri stood firm on his ground. After a brief stalemate, the pachyderm decided to back off and gently walked away into the nearby forest.
Wild Elephant Wreaks Havoc In Human Habitation
A herd of elephants unleashed terror in Khordha district. The wild animals destroyed boundary wall of a park near the district Collector's office and triggered panic in the locality.
Recently, during the winter session of the Odisha Assembly, State Minister for Forest and Environment, Bikram Keshari Arukha had informed that at least 406 elephants had died between 2016-17 and 2020-21.
The forest officials said that the elephant herd comprising 30-35 jumbos had moved to the forest near Bhusandapur from Chandaka forest area and often strays into the nearby farmland in night hours in search of food.
Herd of around 50 elephants wreak havoc in Binika, Sonepur, Odisha.
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 […]
Dhenkanal: Following the death of seven elephants near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night, the Forest & Environment, and the Energy department dismissed one official and suspended six others for dereliction of duties. While three officials each from the Forest department & CESU were suspended, the junior manager of […]
Bhubaneswar: With the rise in human-elephant conflict in Odisha, the state forest department is trying to do its bit by expediting the disbursal of compensation to victims of the menace and doing everything possible to avert mishaps on both sides, PCCF (Wildlife) Sandeep Tripathy informed. His comments came on the backdrop of recent man-elephant conflicts […]
Dhenkanal: One person was killed and another critically injured in two separate incidents of elephant attack near Hindol forest range in Dhenkanal district early this morning. In the first incident, a man identified as Prasanna Behera of Tentulisingha village was trampled to death by a jumbo while he was out in the woods to answer […]
Dhenkanal: In another incident of man-animal conflict in Odisha, a daily wage labourer was killed in elephant attack at Gengutia under Sadar police limits in Dhenkanal district on Saturday. The deceased identified as Sushant Behera of Gengutia village was on his way to Dhenkanal town along with two other co-workers when a pachyderm attacked the […]
Cuttack: In yet another incident of elephant attack, a man was trampled to death by a wild tusker at Kalijanga village under Tigiria block in Athagarh Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Shyamsundar Mohanty. As per sources, Shyamsundar along with other locals had gone to his agriculture field to pluck brinjals. Seeing a tusker […]
Sambalpur/Baripada: Two elderly persons, including a woman, were trampled to death by an elephant at Makarkenda village in Rairakhol of Sambalpur district on Friday night. The deceased have been identified as Sambhu Bhoi (65) and Daimati Bhoi (70). After getting information about the presence of a herd of elephants in the area, Daimati had gone […]
Dhenkanal: Dhenkanal district witnessed the fifth elephant attack this week after an elderly man was trampled to death by a jumbo this morning at Bangrusingh village under Sadar police station. Following the incident, the forest officials issued an alert asking locals in the area to remain indoors during evenings. According to reports, the deceased identified […]
Dhenkanal: In yet another incident of man-animal conflict in State, a labourer was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Goudakateni canal under Motanga police limits in Dhenkanal district today. The deceased has been identified as Gobinda Chandra Debata, a resident of Brahmapur village in Banki in Cuttack district. Gobinda was engaged in some […]