Man-Elephant Conflict

Elephant electrocuted at arecanut plantation

An elephant has been electrocuted at an arecanut plantation in Kutta-Badaga village in Virajpet taluk on Saturday night. The plantation belongs to Mukkatira Deepu and the carcass of the male elephant was found on Sunday. Read More

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Hon. Wildlife Warden calls on Coorg elephant attack victim

K.C. Biddappa, President, Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) and Hon. Wildlife Warden of Kodagu District, visited Apollo BGS Hospital in city recently, to enquire about the health condition  of Kavitha, a victim of an elephant attack in Valnur village, Kodagu.
She had suffered multiple injuries and has recovered. Read More

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Project Radio Collar launched to track elephants

Siddapura: Concerned at the increasing instances of elephant-human conflict, the Forest Department, for the first time in Kodagu, has put radio collars on elephants to study their migration patterns.
The Department has decided to put radio collars on selected elephants so that their migration patterns can be studied. Read More

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Centre And State Govt’s Have Failed To Address Coffee, Sugarcane And Paddy Growers Problems: HDK

JD(S) State President and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that the Central and the State Governments had failed to address problems of coffee, sugarcane and paddy growers in Kodagu districts as the minimum support price announced by the Government was less that the market price.
Speaking to media persons here yesterday, Kumaraswamy who said that  Kodagu District Minister M.R. Read More

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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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You will understand the problem when elephants stray into Vidhana Soudha: M C Nanaiah

Frustrated with the little that that the state govt is doing to mitigate the man-elephant conflict in Coorg, Nanaiah slammed the Govt in the state legislature on Thursday.  Nanaiah was quoted in The Hindu stating that:
You will come to know about the seriousness of the problem only if a herd of eight to 10 wild elephants enter the Vidhana Soudha premises when the legislature session is going on. Read More

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Planters weed out Jackfruit and Banana from their estates to keep elephants out

A Tusker in a Coffee Plantation, Image: Dr.Anand Titus & Geeta Nanaiah Pereira
According to a report in Deccan Herald, fed up with the elephants entering their plantations and destroying crop, some planters have removed Jackfruit and Banana yields from their estate, hoping that with their choice of food gone, the elephants wont enter the plantations. 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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Environmentalists come together to clear the air on UNESCO World Heritage site

Environmentalists from different organisations have come together on a common forum to clear the air on UNESCO World Heritage Site after the fiasco during the visit of the IUCN officials. Read More

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Elephant declared India’s Heritage Animal

The Govt of India has declared the elephant as India’s national heritage animal, by doing so establishing the elephants importance in India over the centuries.
The minister for environment, Mr.Jairam Ramesh had stated that;
The elephants have been a part of Indian culture since ages and there was a need to accord the status to the animal. Read More

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