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Thorny bamboo bushes to protect tea gardens from elephants

2015-04-09 - Assam, India.

To reduce tea crop losses and prevent man-elephant conflict, four tea estates of Assam will soon be "bio-fenced" with thickets of thorny bamboos. Under a strategic partnership to prevent and manage man-elephant conflict, Apeejay Tea has tied up with the World Wildlife Fund to make a series of interventions and also calculate the amount of damage caused by the pachyderms. Dipankar Ghose, Director (Species & Landscape) WWF-India, said on an average 400 people get killed in India each year in confl...


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The elephant calf with its mother.

Elephant calf reunited with mother after ditch rescue

2010-12-24 - Assam, India.

The thirty-hour ordeal of an Asian elephant calf trapped in a trench on a tea estate in eastern Assam ended on a happy note as rescuers successfully reunited it with its mother. Two captive elephants were deployed to keep the mother away from the rescue site as Assam Forest Department officials and an IFAW-WTI team helped the calf out of the trench.


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Elephant depredations may force shutdown of Assam tea plantations

2009-11-25 - Assam, India.

Angry over frequent depredation by wild elephants, an influential students' group Wednesday threatened an indefinite shutdown of tea plantations in Assam. The immediate provocation for the Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association (ATTSA) to threaten to cease work was the killing of five plantation workers in separate incidents by rampaging elephant herds in northern Assam in the past one week.


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The rhino calf is sedated before being released (left) and the elephant before release

Orphaned elephants and rhino return to wild

2008-02-29 - Assam, India.

Two orphaned elephant calves and a rare 18-month-old rhino have been returned to the wild in northeast India. The animals were released into Manas National Park in Assam after they were found orphaned and then hand raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) near Kaziranga National Park.


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Two of the elephants being transported.

Elephants Released To Wild for First Time in India

2007-02-26 - Assam, India. International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and its partner, WTI (Wildlife Trust of India) today announced that six elephant calves have been successfully released to the wild in Manas National Park. The elephants, hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC)—were transported 450 kilometers from Indias Kaziranga National Park to Manas National Park. In Manas the elephants will be reintegrated into a wild herd once they are familiarized with the area. It is the...


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Lines of defence: Elephant protection in India’s North Bank Landscape

2006-09-26 - Assam, India. Joanna Benn and Jan Vertefeuille

When an elephant calf was found dead on the Sesar tea estate last year in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, workers there buried the body and erected a small temple to Ganesha over the grave. They hoped this tribute to the popular elephant-headed Hindu god would appease a nearby herd of elephants that had been wreaking havoc on their crops. The elephants, however, trampled the temple soon after it was erected.


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Night of the Elephants - In the backyards of Assam’s tea gardens, small-time solutions are laying ground for answers to the human-animal conflict.

2005-12-25 - Assam, India. Jay Mazoomdaar

Manbahadur Vishwakarma is too soft-spoken a man for his profession. Sitting next to a pile of sickles, swords and kukris, the village blacksmith of Kalamati, in upper Assam, closes his eyes and touches his forehead before breaking into a muffled monotone: ‘‘Ganesh baba takes this alley to the village in the night. I peep through my door and pray: ‘Spare me and my hut, Ganesh baba, I never harmed you or anybody else’.’’ Till now, his prayers have been answer...


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An elephant festival celebrates fighting spirit of animal and man

2005-04-25 - Assam, India.

Fifty elephants in colourful velvet robes and tinkle anklets marched into a remote village here at the launch of a week-long festival, aimed at ending conflict between the animals and locals. Lumbering their way into an open field, the elephants raised their trunks and their khaki-clad mahouts waved silk flags to salute hundreds of visitors at the festival.


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8 Headlines about Elephants from Assam2015-04-09 - Assam, India - Thorny bamboo bushes to protect tea gardens from elephants 2010-12-24 - Assam, India - Elephant calf reunited with mother after ditch rescue 2009-11-25 - Assam, India - Elephant depredations may force shutdown of Assam tea plantations 2008-02-29 - Assam, India - Orphaned elephants and rhino return to wild 2007-02-26 - Assam, India - Elephants Released To Wild for First Time in India 2006-09-26 - Assam, India - Lines of defence: Elephant protection in India’s North Bank Landscape 2005-12-25 - Assam, India - Night of the Elephants - In the backyards of Assam’s tea gardens, small-time solutions are laying ground for answers to the human-animal conflict. 2005-04-25 - Assam, India - An elephant festival celebrates fighting spirit of animal and man

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