Elephant Current Affairs, GK & News

Odisha’s Strategy to mitigate Human-Elephant Conflict

The Forest Department of the Odisha recently submitted a Ten Pillar Strategy to mitigate Man-Elephant conflict in the state. There are more than 2000 elephants in the state of Odisha spread across the Bhitarkanika National Park, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Debrigarh Sancturay, and Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Today elephants are facing serious threats due to poaching, poisoning, ..

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Plan Bee

The Plan Bee was launched by Northern Frontier Railway. It aims to keep the elephants away from the train tracks. The plan recently won Best Innovation Award from the Indian Railways. What is Plan Bee? The plan installs unique devices along the railway tracks. These devices create the buzzing sounds of swarming bees. Elephants get ..

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SoP to capture and release of wild elephant: Tamil Nadu

A standard operating procedure (SoP) will be shortly developed by the forest department of Tamil Nadu for the capture and release of wild elephants which will be based on science and best practices Releasing of adult male Elephant Rivaldo After the release of the male elephant Rivaldo back into the wild from Vaazhaihottam check-post of ..

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Cyanobacteria: Cause of death in 330 Botswana Elephants

More than 330 elephants died in Botswana. The first mass death of these elephants were reported in May 2020 when a group of 169 elephants were found dead. Later in July 2020, another 281 were reported to have died mysteriously. The authorities have found that Cyanobacteria is the cause of death in these 330 elephants. ..

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India’s first water clinic for elephants opened in Mathura

India has opened its first specialised hydrotherapy treatment center (water clinic) for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments on the banks of the Yamuna in Mathura. It is opened near the Wildlife SOS’ Elephant Conservation and Care Centre (ECCC), which currently houses 20 rescued elephants. The new hydrotherapy jumbo pool is 11-foot-deep ..

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India’s first specialized hospital for elephants opened in Mathura

India’s first specialized hospital for elephants has opened by NGO Wildlife SOS (WSOS) in Mathura at Farah block’s Churmura village. The first-of-its-kind hospital has unique facilities including wireless digital X-ray, laser treatment, dental X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities. The hospital is strategically located near elephant conservation and care centre. It is designed ..

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