R Haldorai | ENS Coimbatore

THE Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) project has seemingly hampered the sericulture (silkworm rearing) and mulberry plantation in the tribal settlement of Thallanji Vayal, 36 km away from Udumalpet.

Jeevan Chinnappa

DUBARE ELEPHANT CAMP (KODAGU DT.): A five-day hunt to capture a wild elephant ended dramatically in the Maldare forest area in Kodagu on Tuesday with the capture of the animal by Forest Department officials.

The Department of Forest began its search operation for rogue tuskers, which have been causing damage to farm land and properties in the region, here on Wednesday.

By Shyam Sundar Vattam, DH News Service, Mysore:
Kyata, a nine-year-old tusker, which is presently in a camp at Moorkal in Hunsur taluk of Mysore district for killing its mahout in K Gudi Forests of Chamarajanagar District last month, is in the news again. This time, the tusker broke an armpit of a person who went to feed it inside the crawl.

DH News Service,Mysore:
To check the growing wild elephant-human conflicts, In-charge Deputy Conservator of Forests Yatish Kumar mooted a plan on the lines of South Africa to prevent wild elephants straying into human habitat in Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts.

In South Africa, railway tracks have been used as fence and is a great success, he noted.

Tirupati, Nov. 26: Several villages continue to be in the grip of fear as the herd of 13 elephants that damaged standing crop in Bangarupalem mandal in Chittoor district have not left the area. Officials of the forest and revenue departments stood guard at the villages only till late in the evening on Tuesday.

DIBRUGARH, Nov 12: The Larua Janata Solar Fencing Protection Committee (LJSFPC) has urged upon the district administration to pay compensation to the farmers of Larua Kolakhowa area under Barbarua development block affected by elephant depredation.

K. Raju
PALANI: Even as two domesticated elephants have commenced on Monday their work to drive a herd of wild animals into interior forests, the task seems to be very tough for them to achieve. Wild animals that retreated into forests during a raid returned to the farms at night.

K. Raju

PALANI: A herd of wild elephants has damaged standing crops in the lower Palani hills. Coconut, guava, banana and sugarcane crops in several acres have been destroyed in the past 10 days.

All efforts, including crude methods adopted by local people, to drive away the elephants have gone in vein.

Agartala, Nov 5: The Tripura Government has decided to set-up an elephant reserve in the State to preserve the animal which had nearly disappeared due to large-scale poaching and migration to neighbouring Bangladesh. The latest census has shown that the population of the elephant has gone up from 38 in 2002, when the last census was taken, to 59 now, the State Board for Wild Life said.