This new report released on March 26, 2014 provides results of a tiger monitoring study undertaken jointly by the Kerala Forest Department and WWF-India.

Conservation measures in the Nilgiris are satisfactory, observed the Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore Circle, V.T. Kandasamy here on Wednesday.

Chilli-based repellents have shown promise as deterrents against crop-raiding elephants in Africa. The authors experimented with ropes coated with chilli-based repellent as a cheap alternative to existing elephant crop raid deterrent methods in India.

According to recent reports, as many as 50 elephants were killed by poachers in Kerala over the past three to four months. Forest officials in Wynad suspected the number

Ranging behaviour of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) was studied using radio telemetry in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve had home ranges of over 500 sq km. These sizes are much larger than those defined by earlier studies. The study ranged across the three southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.