Elephants: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

World Animal Protection releases ‘ Elephants. Not commodities’ report

International animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection has reported in its new finding the dismal conditions of an elephant at entertainment venues in India and also the alarming elephant tourism trends in the country. It is also expected that these trends are going to get worse only post the COVID 19 situation. About the Report ..

96 Species of Wetland Birds recorded in Kaziranga

The home of the world’s most one-horned rhinos, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park which is about 220 Km to the east of the capital of Assam, Guwahati has recorded with a total of 19,225 birds from 80 families belonging to 96 species of wetland birds as one of the highest for any wildlife preserve in India ..

Asian Elephant Specialist Group meeting in Malaysia

The Asian Elephant Specialist Group’s (AsESG) 10th meeting commenced in Malaysia in December. The AsESG is a group of specialists, elephant conservationists, experts and partner organizations concerned with the conservation of the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus). It is under the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). The 10th meeting is being held at Kota ..

State-wise wild elephant population

According to the revised state-wise wild elephant population estimate based on the 2017 census, jumbo population across the country stood at 29,964 against 29,576 recorded as the mean figure in 2012. The South Region accounted for 14,612 followed by North East with 10,139 elephants. Among the South Indian states, Karnataka leads the table with 6,049 ..

Short Note : Plan Bee

To curb the rising menace of elephant deaths on its tracks due to ongoing trains, the Indian Railways has deployed an innovative method to move the elephants away from the railway tracks. What is Plan Bee? The Indian Railways is planning to use speakers to play the sound of bees which will scare the elephants ..