Elephants at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Last year, the panacea for the elephant menace was burning cow dung cakes mixed with red chillies. Last week, it was deploying village vigilantes armed with cellphones.

Erstwhile rogue tusker Don of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, 20km from Jamshedpur, seems to have learnt some manners, thanks to either bullying elephants or peer acceptance.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone - Draft notification.

Manpower to battle bushfire.
This summer, the state is going to depend on traditional methods to fight forest fires after its brush with the geographic information system (GIS) last year failed to yield the desired results.

Among the customary methods the forest department is set to adopt this summer is setting up of multiple fire tracking teams in each forest division.

The teams, comprisin

Ranchi, Oct.

Jamshedpur, Oct.

The forest department, following a Central Zoo Authority (CZA) directive necessitating bigger homes for elephants, is planning a rescue centre for the animals at Makulakocha in the Dalma foothills.

Divisional forest officer (DFO) at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary Anil Kumar Mishra said two tuskers from Birsa Munda Zoological Park in Ormanjhi, Ranchi, three elephants recently rescued from Jamtara and

Ranchi, April 25: The state forest department

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary: The forest and environment department today created a corpus for development of villages in Dalma forest range, especially where the elephant menace is severe.