Elephant-human conflict

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Experts Suggest Elephant Catching As Step To Reduce Man-Elephant Conflict

To reduce elephant-man conflicts, an expert panel has requested the Union Environment Ministry to lift the ban on elephant catching. The panel wrote a letter reading the country has been successful in saving elephants but need to "re-think if our forests are ready to handle such a huge population of elephants." The experts have recommended the elephants that are caught could be trained and used for other purposes.

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 06:34 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Elephants, Forest Department, Elephant Catching, Human-animal conflict

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Mysuru Dasara

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Mysuru Dasara: Elephants to Undergo COVID Tests

On September 11, Mysuru Forest Department announced that elephants will undergo COVID tests before the Dasara festival. About Five elephants are chosen for the Dasara celebrations and Veterinarian Dr Nagaraju stated that their swab testing process would be similar to that of humans. However, officials ​​​​​​​​​​​​​stated that the testing will be conducted only if required. Mysuru Dasara celebrations will commence on… read-more

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 07:55 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Mysuru Dasara, Elephants, celebrations, Covid-19 Test

Courtesy: Deccan Herald