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Tag: Man Animal Conflict

Keonjhar jumbo deaths: Show-cause notice issued to DRM, ranger
Keonjhar jumbo deaths: Show-cause notice issued to DRM, ranger

"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.

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Brave Forest Guard Confronts Tusker, Saves Lives In Odisha’s Sambalpur

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.

Tusker Trouble!
Wild Elephant Wreaks Havoc In Human Habitation

Wild Elephant Wreaks Havoc In Human Habitation

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1 Killed, Crops & Property Damaged As Elephants Run Amok In 3 Odisha Districts
1 Killed, Crops & Property Damaged As Elephants Run Amok In 3 Odisha Districts

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.

Odisha Forest Dept Terms Death Of Two Elephants In Khordha ‘Accidental’
Odisha Forest Dept Terms Death Of Two Elephants In Khordha ‘Accidental’

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.

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Two Elephants Die After Being Hit By Train In Odisha’s Khordha

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.

Elephants Destroy Crops
Big Elephant Herd Wreaks Havoc; Destroys Crops

Herd of around 50 elephants wreak havoc in Binika, Sonepur, Odisha.

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Elephant Herd In Village
Giant Elephants Stray Into Odisha Village, Cause Damage

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.

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Baby Elephant Stuck
Baby Elephant Stuck In Water Rescued & Reunited With Herd

An elephant calf got stuck in an inundated agri field in Athmallik Forest Division of Angul.

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Animal Cruelty Shocker: Odisha Man Poisons 20 Stray Dogs To Death

In a shocking incident, a man from Sankarpur under Choudwar in Cuttack came under police scanner for allegedly poisoning 20 stray dogs to death.

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Elephant In Baripada
Wild Tusker Spotted Within Human Habitation In Odisha's Baripada

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.

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World Elephant Day: Odisha Plans Use Of Technology To Reduce Man-Jumbo Face Offs

Odisha Forest department is planning to use modern technology to reduce man-elephant conflict

Labourer Dies, Two Others Injured In Elephant Attack In Odisha's Sambalpur
Labourer Dies, Two Others Injured In Elephant Attack In Odisha's Sambalpur

Fadi a house where kendu leaves are collected, stored and Processing, Binding and Bagging (PBB) activities are done.

Odisha To Go Gujarat Way To Save Elephants From Killer Railway Tracks
Odisha To Go Gujarat Way To Save Elephants From Killer Railway Tracks

Odisha government is contemplating to adopt Gujarat model which will alert the train drivers about the presence of the big animals near the tracks.

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Wild Animal Menace: Two Critical In Separate Incidents In Odisha

Two persons including a woman were injured critically in attack by wild animals in separate incidents in Balasore and Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.

Bear Critical After Being Hit By Unknown Vehicle In Keonjhar
Bear Critical After Being Hit By Unknown Vehicle In Keonjhar

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 […]

Odisha: Five Including Minor Girl Injured In Bear Attack

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 […]

Teasing Elephants Proves Fatal; 2 Persons Trampled To Death In Ganjam

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 […]

Sambalpur Elephant Death: PCCF Recommends Disciplinary Action Against 'Erring' Ranger
Man-Animal Conflict! Three Tuskers Die In Odisha In 24 Hrs

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 […]

Odisha Forms Task Force To Reduce Man-Animal Conflict

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: Rakesh, The Jumbo Who Trampled Many To Death, Removed From Kraal
Rakesh, The Jumbo Which Trampled Many To Death, Released From Enclosure

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 […]

Human-Animal Conflict: Elephant Herds Damage Crops, Houses At Several Odisha Districts
Man-Animal Conflict: Elephant Herds Damage Crops, Houses In Odisha Districts

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 […]

16-Year-Old Boy Killed In Crocodile Attack in Kendrapara
16-Year-Old Boy Killed In Crocodile Attack In Kendrapara

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 […]

Column: Implement Plans Honestly To End This Conflict

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 […]

Elephant Herd Spotted Near Human Settlement In Cuttack

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,” […]

Odisha Plans Sanctuary To Protect Elephants

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 […]

ISRO tech to end sand-mining, man-animal conflict: Minister

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 […]

Why families of this Odisha village are spending sleepless nights on trees

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 […]

Boy suffers critical injury in bear attack in Mayurbhanj

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 […]

Odisha to procure special elephant-rescue vehicles from WB

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 […]

Jumbo tramples elderly man to death, damages houses in Sundergarh

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 […]

Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: Crime Branch arrests 3 including 2 forest officials

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 […]

Death of 7 elephants: 6 officials suspended, 1 dismissed

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 […]

Forest dept going whole hog amid rise in man-animal conflicts

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 […]

One killed, another critical in separate elephant attacks in Dhenkanal

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 […]

Man killed in elephant attack in Dhenkanal

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 […]

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Man Vs Wild: Tusker tramples man to death

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 […]

Man-Animal conflict: 2 trampled to death by elephant in Sambalpur

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 […]

Elephant Menace: Forest Department Issues Alert In Dhenkanal

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 […]

Man killed in elephant attack in Dhenkanal

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 […]