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South Bengal’s jumbo problem

2016-11-25 - New Delhi, Bangladesh

The number of elephants crossing over to rice-growing districts South Bengal have increased over the years, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction Numbers tell the state of human-elephant conflict in Bengal: 108 people dead (out of which 71 were in south Bengal) and 14 elephants electrocuted last year. Since April this year, the conflict has left 18 people dead; two elephants have been electrocuted and two shot dead after they were declared rogue by the forest department.



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Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant

2016-08-02 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

A team of Assam forest department will reach Bangladesh on Wednesday, to study how to bring back an elephant stranded in the neighbouring country after being washed away by the strong currents of the Brahmaputra river. On June 27, the wild female elephant was separated from her herd in Assam and floated along with the currents of the Brahmaputra river from Dhubri district into the neighbouring Bangladesh.



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Bangladesh"s Traveling Circus

2013-11-03 - Jamsha, Bangladesh

Two circus performers ride an elephant past the circus tent of the Olympic Circus, November 1, 2013 in Jamsha, Bangladesh. As modernization slowly takes over landscape of Bangladesh, the circus is a dying art form and is moving further and further away from mainstream entertainment. Generations of low income families are born into circuses with rarely the hope of ever working in different profession or escaping the harsh realities of the circus.



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A wild Asiatic elephant foraging in a forest of Teknaf.

Save endangered elephants

2011-10-31 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Unplanned human settlement and cultivation on elephant habitat is causing a human-elephant conflict in Bangladesh. The result each year is around 32 human and four elephant deaths, said experts yesterday. Many more are injured and the damage to crops amounts to Tk 3 crore in the country´s north-eastern and south-eastern regions, they said.



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Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant

2010-07-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh´s biggest zoo has declared three days of mourning following the death of a 100-year-old elephant which was its top attraction and "loyal servant", an official said on Saturday. Pabantara collapsed on Thursday after a heart attack and died hours later, plunging her fans into grief, AHM Shahidullah, head of the state-owned Dhaka Zoo, told AFP. The female Asian elephant had lived at the zoo since it was founded in 1957 and carried hundreds of thousands of children and adults on fun...



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Wild elephant poached in Bandarban

2009-11-10 - Bandarban, Bangladesh

Poachers killed a wild elephant at Kagoji Khola-Garjontoli area of Naikkhongchhari upazila on Sunday afternoon. Locals alleged that the poachers shot the female elephant dead to collect its bones and tusk. Naikkhongchhari police said local people saw the dead elephant with bullet holes in its body and informed the forest officials and police. Earlier, a wild male elephant was allegedly killed at a rubber garden near Alikhhong village of Baishari union of the upazila on October 1.



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Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video

2008-10-20 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

An environmental group focusing on Arakanese wildlife is preparing to record wild elephants in Arakan State with video cameras as the elephant population has declined in recent years, said one environmental worker from Sittwe.
The group will be carrying out the plan in the near future in Arakan Roma and the Mayu Range, where wild elephants range. The elephants will be counted by the group via the video cameras.



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Octogenarian killed by wild elephants in Chandraghona

2008-03-06 - Rangamati, Bangladesh

A herd of wild elephants killed an Octogenarian attacking his home situated at a remote hilly village of Chandraghona yesterday evening, police said. The victim was identified as Aminur Rahman, 80, of Hatimara village under Chandraghona Union of Kaptai Upazila in the district. The herd of wild elephants numbering 20 to 25, suddenly attacked the thatch house of the victim at around 6 PM on February 28 when he was sitting on the yard of the house, the police said. Sensing the presence of the wild ...



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Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man

2008-02-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wild elephants straying into a Bangladesh village killed a man, injured another and trampled several homes on Saturday, forest officials said. The incident occurred at a village near Ramu, about 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, said an official of Bangladesh Forest Department. Villagers, who were caught off guard, fled their homes, but later returned with drums and firecrackers to scare off the herd of around six elephants. The elephants also devoured rice stocks, fruits and so...



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Elephants kill man, destroy homes in Bangladesh

2008-01-24 - COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh

One man was killed and another injured in attacks by wild elephants that strayed into villages and trampled homes and crops in Bangladesh, police said on Thursday. They said the elephants stormed into different villages near a forest about 400 km (250 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on Wednesday. The victims were working in their fields when the elephants came out of the forest, witnesses told police. Attacks by elephant have become frequent in recent years, as their forest habitats shrink...



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32 Headlines about Elephants from Bangladesh2016-11-25 - New delhi, Bangladesh - South Bengal’s jumbo problem 2016-08-02 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant 2013-11-03 - Jamsha, Bangladesh - Bangladesh"s Traveling Circus 2011-10-31 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Save endangered elephants 2010-07-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant 2009-11-10 - Bandarban, Bangladesh - Wild elephant poached in Bandarban 2008-10-20 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video 2008-03-06 - Rangamati, Bangladesh - Octogenarian killed by wild elephants in Chandraghona 2008-02-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man 2008-01-24 - Cox's bazar, Bangladesh - Elephants kill man, destroy homes in Bangladesh 2008-01-15 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild Elephants Kill Five on Border 2008-01-11 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills one in northern Bangladesh 2007-12-28 - Cox's bazar, Bangladesh - Wild elephants kill 4 people in Cox"sBazar 2007-12-19 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills four villagers in southern Bangladesh 2007-12-18 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant tramples 3 to death in Bangladesh 2007-08-26 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephant kills one, injures two in Bangladesh 2007-06-24 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild Elephants Trample Two Sleeping Boys To Death In Bangladesh 2007-05-22 - Cox bazar, Bangladesh - Wild elephants kill two villagers in Bangladesh 2007-04-18 - Cox's bazar, Bangladesh - Elephants kill two Bangladeshi children 2007-03-22 - Coxs bazar, Bangladesh - Bangladesh elephant dies in fight with another 2007-03-13 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Circus elephant helps Bangla demolition squad 2007-02-25 - Dacca, Bangladesh - Number of elephants decreasing fast in Cox Bazar and Teknaf 2006-11-09 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Report: Wild elephants rampage through village in Bangladesh, kill one 2006-11-02 - Chittagong, Bangladesh - Elephants rampage through Bangladesh village, killing boy 2006-10-19 - Chittagong, Bangladesh - Elephants attack Bangladesh village, five killed 2006-09-04 - Ukhia, Bangladesh - Elephants and villagers battle in jungles of Bangladesh 2006-05-25 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Wild elephants, crocodile kill four in Bangladesh 2006-05-12 - Cox's bazar, Bangladesh - Elephants Ravage Bangladesh Refugee Camp, Child Killed 2006-01-17 - Cox´s bazar, Bangladesh - Elephants kill Bangladeshi villager, attacks rise 2005-12-20 - Chittagong, Bangladesh - South Asian experts vow to protect endangered elephants 2004-10-29 - Sherpur, Bangladesh - 2 wild elephants died in Bangladesh, caught in electric traps 2004-10-28 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Mourning elephant electrocuted in Bangladesh


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2016-11-25-New delhi
South Bengal’s jumbo problem
2016-08-02-Dhaka
Assam team to visit Bangladesh for bringing back elephant
2013-11-03-Jamsha
Bangladesh"s Traveling Circus
2011-10-31-Dhaka
Save endangered elephants
2010-07-24-Dhaka
Bangladesh zoo mourns elephant
2009-11-10-Bandarban
Wild elephant poached in Bandarban
2008-10-20-Dhaka
Arakanese Elephants to be Tracked with Video
2008-03-06-Rangamati
Octogenarian killed by wild elephants in Chandraghona
2008-02-09-Dhaka
Wild elephants stray into B"desh village, kill man
2008-01-24-Cox's bazar
Elephants kill man, destroy homes in Bangladesh
2008-01-15-Dhaka
Wild Elephants Kill Five on Border
2008-01-11-Dhaka
Wild elephant kills one in northern Bangladesh
2007-12-28-Cox's bazar
Wild elephants kill 4 people in Cox"sBazar
2007-12-19-Dhaka
Wild elephant kills four villagers in southern Bangladesh
2007-12-18-Dhaka
Wild elephant tramples 3 to death in Bangladesh