By Wildlife Trust of India
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:22

When danger looms over a village in Sonitpur district, it’s announced either by the loud trumpeting of elephants or by informants who have kept up all night to keep guard.  

Fully trained to tackle a situation like this, a few men, armed with nothing more than searchlights and firecrackers, mount kunkis and make their way towards the approaching sounds. Their weapons are simple because they want to avoid harming the elephants, even though the pachyderms sometimes represent danger to life, limb and livelihoods.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:27

Dibrugarh : At the time when conflict between man and elephant are increasing in several districts of Assam, a team of the Department of Mass Communication, Assam Women’s University, undertook a project to create awareness about the issue among the people by making a documentary film titled Human-Elephant Conflict. The documentary is based on the prevailing human-elephant conflicts in three districts namely Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:47

Located in the Baksha district of Assam, the two farms of Tenzing Bodosa have received the certification for their conscious effort towards elephant conservation in the region.

Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:21

With one elephant killed every 25 minutes, the poaching crisis continues. But with the commitment and activism of a growing global network – dominated by women – laws and attitudes around the world are changing

Tireless campaigner Val Green
Tireless campaigner Val Green.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:53

At MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary & Tours, visitors can walk with elephants, feed and splash them – but they can’t ride these retired work animals, whose back-breaking days of hefting heavy logs and howdahs full of tourists are over

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 14:39

The welfare of captive elephants is a topic of intense debate among animal managers, conservationists, scientists, the general public, animal welfare/rights groups and the media. Common concerns, especially on welfare, raised about elephant tourism in particular are complex in their nature and impact, and call for urgent scientific evaluation as well as for realistic solutions to ensure the sustainable and ethical management of captive elephants in the future.

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