Wildlife troopers shot dead three armed men in Kenya’s Mount Elgon National Park on Wednesday while two other suspected poachers were injured but escaped, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said.

TANGLA, May 29: The Udalguri district, administered by the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), has witnessed a steady rise in human-elephant conflict over the past decade.

In order to conserve the biodiversity and protect ecology and environment, the Tamil Nadu government is to evolve a comprehensive State Forest Policy.

In 2014, villagers in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills set aside a part of their community-owned land to create village reserve forests, giving right of passage to elephants.

Conflict with elephants and subsequent economic losses negatively affect residents’ tolerance towards wild elephants. It is important to understand people’s attitude towards wildlife, especially Asian Elephants with an endangered status. A questionnaire survey was undertaken with 510 forest fringe residents of Nilambur North and South Forest Divisions, Kerala, to understand residents’ attitudes towards elephant conservation and Human-Elephant conflict.

Guwahati: Kamrup (metro) deputy commissioner Virendra Mittal on Monday directed the forest department to conduct a survey to identify the problems during movements of elephants in the district.

Myanmar has seen an increase in the number of elephants killed over the past several years, with some of the carcasses found skinned.

There’s a new strategy to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Africa, and it relies on local communities and their role in curbing elephant, rhino and other wildlife trafficking.

A senior State Department official said on Tuesday the US has no evidence that violent extremist groups such as Al-Shabaab are financing their operations through elephant poaching.

Sitting in the backyard of his little homestay property, Veerabhadra, a farmer turned hospitality entrepreneur, tries to look beyond his field glittering with fireflies.

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