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Elephants protect Goa border

2009-01-12 - Panaji, India.

Posting of two elephants from Bondla zoo to help forest department staff patrolling Goa's border areas around Chandel and Hassapur has helped keep two pachyderms, which had destroyed crops in Mopa and Anconem, at bay for some time. "The tame elephants help better visibility as staff mounted on it can see far and wild ones are a little afraid of them," Shashi Kumar, Chief Conservator of Forest told TOI on Saturday. The elephants which had been straying into Goa at random have not been seen for a ...


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Minister Pratapsing Rane will drive away elephants

2006-07-26 - Panaji, India.

Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane said Goa would seek the assistance of Maharashtra government to drive away the three elephants that are causing havoc in Pernem.
He said every time the elephants are driven away, they return causing much damage to plantations in Bicholim and Pernem talukas. “We drove them out at a heavy cost and we also had to pay compensation to the affected persons”, Rane said.


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People in Goa cuautioned about reappearance of wild elephants

2006-07-09 - Panaji, India.

As Regards to the wild tuskers coming back in Pernem, the deputy conservator of forests, North Goa, Mr S T d’A Henriques said that in case the tuskers reappear the people should keep calm, maintain safe distance and immediately intimate their presence to the forest officials. In a statement he said the wild tuskers having migrated from Karnataka into Maharashtra and then strayed into Goa last year, caused damage to crops including loss of a human life.


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Wildlife officials deliberate on tackling elephants" menace

2006-01-25 - Panaji, India.

A joint meeting of senior wildlife officials and experts from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa was held here to deliberate on ways to tackle the elephants' menace. The meeting, chaired by Goa Chief Secretary J K Dadoo, resolved to undertake a study on the habitat, migration and extent of damage caused by elephants in the three states, and evolve a joint action plan to tackle the same.


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North Goan forest under watch after elephants menace

2005-09-13 - Panaji, India.

The deputy conservator of forests (north), Mr R K Singh is keeping a watch over the north Goan villages and the forest area, even though three elephants disturbing the region for over past three months have already crossed the Goan border and are currently in the state of Maharashtra. Mr Singh told The Navhind Times that the chief conservator of forests, Mr A K Wahal had already instructed him to maintain a surveillance over North Goa, in this regard.


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Goa resorts to trained tuskers to drive away wild ones

2005-08-08 - Panaji, India.

Trained elephants from Shimoga in Karnataka have arrived in Goa to help the state’s forest department to drive away wild elephants. The government of Goa has requisitioned the services of these five trained tuskers to drive away three wild elephants -- two females and one male calf—which have terrorised the villages coming under the sub-districts of Bardez and Bicholim taluka in the state.


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Forest dept set to drive back wild elephants

2005-08-07 - Panaji, India.

Nearly a fortnight after the three wild elephants struck terror among the people in villages of Bardez and Bicholim taluka, the government has finally brought five trained tuskers called ‘Kunki’, along with ten ‘mahouts’ from Shimoga district of Karnataka to drive them away so that they can reach to their habitation in Maharashtra.


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Forest dept team leaves for Shimoga to get trained elephants

2005-08-02 - Panaji, India.

A team of Forest Department led by the assistant conservator of forest (ACF), Mr Pradeep Kundaikar from Ponda, today left for Shimoga in Karnataka to complete the formalities for getting five trained elephants ‘Kunki’ to deal with the wild tuskers in few villages of Bardez and Bicholim taluka.


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Karnataka govt to send five trained elephants to tame wild elephants

2005-07-22 - Panaji, India.

The Chief Minister, Mr Pratapsing Rane today said that the Karnataka government has agreed to send five trained elephants to tame three wild elephants which had caused extensive damage to the plantations in Sal, Mencurem, Adval Pal, Latambarcem, Pirna and Nadora villages of Bicholim and Bardez talukas.


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Kunki elephants to guide jumbos disturbing Nadora

2005-07-13 - Panaji, India.

The deputy conservator of forests, Mr C D Singh today forwarded a proposal to the chief wildlife warden, Goa, requesting for hiring the services of Kunki elephants and organising joint operations with the forest departments of Goa and Maharashtra as well as the locals from both sides of the border, to guide the elephants which are currently disturbing the North Goa village of Nadora, back to their natural habitat.


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Wild elephants cause havoc in Goa region

2004-11-18 - Panaji, India. New kerala.com

Herds of wild elephants, straying into areas
bordering Goa lured by the sugarcane crops and water reserves, are causing
havoc to villages and residents have urged that the pachyderms be relocated
to sanctuaries.

Villagers living along the Maharashtra-Goa border areas have started using
torches and sticks to frighten the elephants that trample crops, the only
source of livelihood for most people.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from Panaji2009-01-12 - Panaji, India - Elephants protect Goa border 2006-07-26 - Panaji, India - Minister Pratapsing Rane will drive away elephants 2006-07-09 - Panaji, India - People in Goa cuautioned about reappearance of wild elephants 2006-01-25 - Panaji, India - Wildlife officials deliberate on tackling elephants" menace 2005-09-13 - Panaji, India - North Goan forest under watch after elephants menace 2005-08-08 - Panaji, India - Goa resorts to trained tuskers to drive away wild ones 2005-08-07 - Panaji, India - Forest dept set to drive back wild elephants 2005-08-02 - Panaji, India - Forest dept team leaves for Shimoga to get trained elephants 2005-07-22 - Panaji, India - Karnataka govt to send five trained elephants to tame wild elephants 2005-07-13 - Panaji, India - Kunki elephants to guide jumbos disturbing Nadora 2004-11-18 - Panaji, India - Wild elephants cause havoc in Goa region

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17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


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Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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