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Human lives lost to wildlife-human conflict should be compensated better: Scientists
India

Human lives lost to wildlife-human conflict should be compensated better: Scientists

Higher compensation could improve conservation efforts, and help narrow down species to prioritise in conflict-prone zones, the study said.

Two new books, by Stephen Alter and Hannah Mumby, shed light on humans' relationships with elephants
science

Two new books, by Stephen Alter and Hannah Mumby, shed light on humans' relationships with elephants

Are we to believe the sole identity of the elephant as a dangerous, temperamental beast, akin to tigers propounded as ‘maneaters’ by shikaris of yore? Two recently published books delve into these themes, though the approach is vastly different.

Five elephant deaths in 13 days at Odisha's Karlapat Sanctuary, authorities suspect water-borne infection
India

Five elephant deaths in 13 days at Odisha's Karlapat Sanctuary, authorities suspect water-borne infection

The first death was reported on 1 February when carcass of a jumbo was found near Tentulipada village inside the sanctuary.

Satellite images to assist in elephant conservation efforts in Africa
science

Satellite images to assist in elephant conservation efforts in Africa

The scientists first developed the techniques at South Africa's Addo Elephant National Park.

Disney+ nature documentaries, narrated by Meghan Markle and Natalie Portman, to release on 3 April
Entertainment

Disney+ nature documentaries, narrated by Meghan Markle and Natalie Portman, to release on 3 April

Disney will release two documentaries on elephants and dolphins each on 3 April on its streaming platform to commemorate Earth Month.

Woolly mammoths suffered genetic defects because of generations of inbreeding
science

Woolly mammoths suffered genetic defects because of generations of inbreeding

Most woolly mammoths went extinct roughly 10,000 years ago amid a warming climate and widespread human hunting.

Can a new elephant reserve address human-elephant interaction in Chhattisgarh?
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Can a new elephant reserve address human-elephant interaction in Chhattisgarh?

Increasing human - elephant interaction has been one of the major concerns for the tribal communities and forest dwellers living in the forest areas of the northern and central Chhattisgarh. On 15 August, 2019, the Chhattisgarh government declared a large area as an elephant reserve.

Three elephants killed after being hit by iron-ore laden truck in Odisha's Keonjhar district
India

Three elephants killed after being hit by iron-ore laden truck in Odisha's Keonjhar district

The truck, which skidded off the road after the accident in which three elephants were killed, has been seized by the police. The driver fled the scene abandoning the vehicle but his helper has been detained.

Elephant Day 2019: A story from conflict to coexistence between humans, elephants in Anamalai
science

Elephant Day 2019: A story from conflict to coexistence between humans, elephants in Anamalai

Animal conflict needs to be redressed with a focus on problematic locations, not 'problem animals'

Elephant Day 2019: As engineers of ecosystems, forest elephant numbers affect carbon policy
science

Elephant Day 2019: As engineers of ecosystems, forest elephant numbers affect carbon policy

As elephants 'thin' the forest, the number of slow-growing trees increase & forests can store more carbon.

Asian elephants are forming gangs to survive threats from human-occupied areas
science

Asian elephants are forming gangs to survive threats from human-occupied areas

Asian elephants normally live in mixed-sex groups till they reach mating age, after which they move out as lone rangers.

Like humans, grandparents play key role in child-rearing among elephants, great apes, cats
India

Like humans, grandparents play key role in child-rearing among elephants, great apes, cats

Are we the only grandparents? Do any animals know their grandparents the way humans do? For most species, the answer is no.

New census method implemented to document elephant population in Kaziranga
science

New census method implemented to document elephant population in Kaziranga

Elephants get a unique ID based on their characteristic body feature like ear shape, tusk, tail length.

Punjab and Haryana High Court according legal person status to animals a step forward to stop cruelty against them
India

Punjab and Haryana High Court according legal person status to animals a step forward to stop cruelty against them

The aim behind the bestowal of the status of ‘legal person’ on animals is the prevention of animal cruelty.

From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans
India

From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans

From avian vomitologists, langur kidnappers and gross stunt testers, there is more than one strange job in the world which involves wild animals.

Junglee director Chuck Russell on his Bollywood debut, and why he insisted on shooting with real elephants
Entertainment

Junglee director Chuck Russell on his Bollywood debut, and why he insisted on shooting with real elephants

After revolutionising special effects with The Mask in the 1990s, Chuck Russell reveals why he insists on shooting with real elephants in Junglee.

Wall still blocks elephant corridor near Kaziranga despite SC order to bring it down
India

Wall still blocks elephant corridor near Kaziranga despite SC order to bring it down

The 2.2-kilometre boundary wall was built in 2011 by a state-run fossil fuel refinery.

Elephants in Assam's Patharia Hills Reserve Forest, along the India-Bangladesh border, are struggling to survive
India

Elephants in Assam's Patharia Hills Reserve Forest, along the India-Bangladesh border, are struggling to survive

Bereft of a male elephant, the population of six remaining border-cruising female elephants in the wildlife haven that is Assam's Patharia Hills Reserve Forest could soon collapse, warn researchers.

Landscape-level approach necessary to address human-elephant conflicts
science

Landscape-level approach necessary to address human-elephant conflicts

Studies have shown that Karnataka alone holds the largest elephant population in India.

Our meat cravings are driving the world's largest animals to their extinction
science

Our meat cravings are driving the world's largest animals to their extinction

Except for reptiles, every one of these animals is being killed foremost for their meat.