Salt bribe to keep tuskers at bay - Rehydration mission in Dalma, Dhalbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan to help elephants beat the heat

Salt slabs hanging from trees is a common sight in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and the forests of Dhalbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan these days.

- 50 species of exotic birds to find 525sqft new home within three months

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- Film and forest visit on cards for 50 selected students
The entrance to Dalma forest

Jamshedpur, March 5: Students of government schools in Dalma will soon learn about the environment by visiting forests and watching films.

Jamshedpur, Feb. 17: The Centre is keen on developing eco-tourism atop the picturesque Dalma hills so that local tribals can earn a livelihood from the exercise.

The National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB), under the Union ministry of environment and forests, conducted a two-day workshop to discuss various ideas that could promote eco-tourism in Dalma.

Jamshedpur: Over a dozen villages in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district have been put on high alert as herds of tuskers have begun their return journey from Saranda forest to Dalma hills.

The forest department yesterday released a flock of rare parrots, a langur and a barking deer in the Dalma wildlife sanctuary.

The red-vented parrots, which are protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act, were confiscated from a Sakchi pet shop where 28 birds were found crammed into a tiny cage, up for sale.

The late monsoon is upsetting the migration schedule of the elephants of the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary.

Each year, in the month of September, elephants leave the reserve area and head to Purulia, West and East Midnapore districts. They return to sanctuary before the start of the summer season, around mid-February.

- 10km fence, powered by the sun

The Dalma dwellers

Ranchi, Aug. 4: The state forest department is chalking out an action plan for managing the habitat of elephants in the state to prevent them from straying, thus checking man-animal conflicts.