BHUBANESWAR: Even as elephants continue to be mowed down by trains in the State, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)'s expansion plan for NH-55 has come as a further and bigger threat fo

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of A. Rangarajan & Others Vs Union of India dated 23/04/2018 regarding implementation of Project Elephant Scheme in states of India. An Action Taken Report was sought from 22 states within 60 days. Inspite this only three states, i.e., Kerala, Meghalaya and West Bengal have responded. Supreme Court directs the states who have not submitted the report to submit it within four weeks.

The past processes that have shaped geographic patterns of genetic diversity may be difficult to infer from current patterns. However, in species with sex differences in dispersal, differing phylogeographic patterns between mitochondrial (mt) and nuclear (nu) DNA may provide contrasting insights into past events. Forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) were impacted by climate and habitat change during the Pleistocene, which likely shaped phylogeographic patterns in mitochondrial (mt) DNA that have persisted due to limited female dispersal.

As many as 866 persons were killed in elephants attack in different districts during the last 10 years from 2008-09 to 2017-18, informed Forests and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray in the S

The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened.

Law enforcement officials in Cameroon say investigations continue following a large discovery of illegal wildlife products hidden in shipping containers bound for China.

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of S. Muralidharan Vs Arulmigu Suguvaneswarar Temple dated 16/04/2018 regarding to euthanize the elephant Rajeshwari kept by Arulmighu Suguvaneswarar Temple, on humanitarian grounds. Madras High Court allows euthanasia to be performed so that the elephant is relieved from prolonged agony and suffering. Euthanasia shall be performed as per the rules, regulations and guidelines with regard to performance of euthanasia.

Dar es Salaam — In Tanzania, the government, with support from WWF, has launched the country's largest ever elephant collaring effort to protect its dwindling elephant population.

Human-elephant Conflict (HEC) is a significant problem in Nepal, with approximately two-thirds of households being impacted by elephants (Elephas maximus), particularly during the winter. In addition to elephant casualties, more than 10% of the households surveyed have had human casualties (injury or death) during the past 5 years. This study evaluates the economic viability of elephant conservation in Nepal within the context of current and proposed HEC mitigation scenarios.

Under the programme, a dominant female elephant will be identified. “After she is tranquilised, we will put a radio collar on her. She will then be released back to her herd.

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