Man-Animal Conflict

The State Govt Committee gives the Green Light for the 400 KV to pass through Coorg Forests

By K.K.Aiyamma
The  3 Member State Govt appointed committee has given the go-ahead to th 400 KV power line to pass through Coorg, and the route will be same.
Interestingly, J Santosh, the reporter at TNIE had tweeted some interested information regarding the power line. The tweets are self-explanatory. Read More

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High Court: Animals should live in their natural habitat and it is up to humans to adjust

The State Govt plan to mitigate the man-elephant by trans-locating the elephants from Coorg & Hassan to the forests near Bangalore has been turned down by the High Court. The high court said;
“Animals should live in their natural habitat and it is up to humans to adjust. Read More

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Man-Animal Conflict claims another life

Pollibetta: A labourer was allegedely trampled to death by a wild elephant at Tata Coffee Estate, at Emmegundi, near Pollibetta.
The unfortunate victim has been   identified as Palraj (46), a worker of Tata coffee estate. He died of  injuries on his chest and back.
A cowherd is said have reported the death to the authorities. Read More

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Nanda Subbaiah: Capturing the elephants the only solution

Capturing the rogue elephants are the only solution,” said  core committee Member of the Elephant Task Force,   Nanda Subbaiah. He was speaking at an interaction with villagers who were affected by the elephant menace. Read More

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Give farmers permission to shoot rogue elephants – MCN

Speaking during the zero hour in the Legislative Council,  M.C. Nanaiah requested the  Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, that permission be granted  to shoot rogue elephants. The CM inhis reply said that  shooting  rogue elephants is not the solution to the problem, instead , they would be radio-collared and translocated. Read More

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Man-Animal Conflict claims 2 lives

Two persons were reportedly killed by wild elephants near Hampapura. The deceased have been identified as Revappa (52) and Ramesh (25).

According to reliable sources, Revappa had gone to graze sheep near Hemavati back-waters on Monday. As he failed to  return home, villagers, including Ramesh, went in search of him. During the search, Ramesh too was allegedly  attacked by a herd of elephants. Read More

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Govt. increases compensation to victims of elephant attacks

Compensation to be paid to the next of kin of a person killed by a wild elephant has been increased to Rs. 2 lakhs.
Announcing this in the Assembly on Tuesday, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said an order regarding this would be issued soon. At present, the compensation amount is Rs. 1.5 lakh. Read More

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