By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 05:08
It was the middle of the night when the villagers sounded the alarm: a huge Sumatran elephant was raiding their rice fields, and they needed urgent help to drive it back to the forest.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 04:59
May 1, 2017 - Poachers killed an elephant at Aahutoli of Kathiatoli range of the Doboka Reserve forest in Nagaon and decamped with its tusks.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:40
GUWAHATI: A gang involved in illegally capturing and smuggling elephants out of Assam came to light after forest department busted a thriving racket in the state.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:29
The Udalguri district of Assam, bordering Bhutan, is among the worst affected regions as far as human-elephant con-flict is concerned. Between 2014 and 2015, 40 humans and 15 elephants have lost their lives.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 05:18

Baby elephants have become the must-have status symbol for Sri Lanka's wealthy. The government has introduced new laws to protect them. But conservationists believe more action is needed to end mistreatment.

Diplomatic gifts between countries can, like most presents, either be a fitting gesture or cause unintended controversy. The donation in 2015 of two baby elephants from the country's Pinnawala orphanage by the Sri Lankan prime minister to his New Zealand counterpart very much falls into the latter category.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 07:17

At the end of 2016, elephants made headlines around the world as China finally announced a timeframe for closing its domestic ivory market – long affirmed by many conservationists to be the single biggest step that could be taken to end the slaughter of elephants.

The news represents a major win for elephant conservation and the Chinese government deserves commendation. However, close examination of the recent announcement gives some potential causes for concern – it is now imperative that the ban be strongly publicised and enforced, and that any potential loopholes be closed.

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