5 forest officials, 5 civilians injured in elephant attack

2014-02-09 - DHARMAPURI, India.

Five forest department staff and as many as five civilians were injured after they were attacked by a herd of elephants near Denkanikottah, 32km from Hosur in Krishnagiri district, official sources said today. All the injured persons have been hospitalised and are out of danger.

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Cow elephant dies in Dharmapuri

2007-03-24 - Dharmapuri, India.

A female elephant died on the banks of Chinnar river in Pennagaram forests on Friday, apparently because of old age, forest department officials said. The elephant was found in distress by residents of Pannappatti village, about 43 km from here, they said. The elephant died in the afternoon. It was aged between 55 to 60 years, they said. Villagers performed poojas for the dead elephant.

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Forest dept tells villagers to protect themselves

2007-02-05 - DHARMAPURI, India.

The Forest Department has asked people residing in villages adjoining forests in the district to protect themselves from elephants without injuring them. Elephants often stray into nearby villages in search of food and water frequently. To keep them away, the villagers spend sleepless nights with fire torches and crackers. According to sources, a herd of elephants strayed into the villages in Pennagaram, Neruppur, Pannanppatti, Chinnappanallur and Podupatti in search of water.

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Elephant herd damages crops

2006-12-18 - DHARMAPURI, India.

A herd of 14 elephants damaged the crops in Podupatti and surrounding villages in Pennagaram taluk on Friday night. According to farmers of Podupatti, the elephant herd has been damaging crops in the past three days during night. About seven acres of cultivated ragi, jowar and a few paddy crops were damaged, they said. They added that several memoranda had been submitted to the forest officials of the range concerned in this regard.

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Minister: Cauvery elephant sanctuary to be established

2006-11-26 - DHARMAPURI, India.

To protect the elephant population in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri forests, The State Government would take initiatives to establish Cauvery Elephant Sanctuary, covering both Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri forest areas, Forest Minister N Selvaraj said here on Saturday. He said to avoid any life loss and crop loss, the Forest Department had been working to erect solar fencing on the forest borders in the State.

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Elephant found dead in Anchetty forests

2006-11-03 - DHARMAPURI, India.

An elephant was found dead near Thakkatty tribal village in Anchetty forests in Krishnagiri district. The sex and cause of death of the pachyderm is yet to be ascertained. Whether the elephant was killed by poachers or it died a natural death remained a mystery, said Forest officials. A post-mortem would be conducted on the spot on Thursday, they added.

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Elephants chase ryots, three hurt

2005-12-28 - DHARMAPURI, India.

Three farmers were injured when a herd of elephants chased them at Elumalmanthai in Pennagarm taluk on Tuesday. According to police, the elephants entered the farmlands at Elumalmanthai in the wee hours of Tuesday. The farmers chased the herd carrying fire torch and bursting crackers into the forest. But all of sudden, the pachyderms started chasing the farmers, injuring three persons - Shanmugam (40), Murugan (45) and Arumugam (35).

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Dharmapuri awaits Centres nod for elephant sanctuary

2005-10-21 - DHARMAPURI, India.

Though the North-East monsoon has brought heavy rainfall in most parts of India, the Dharmapuri district still faces a drought situation. Even forest areas in Dharmapuri are faced with acute water scarcity. Elephants and leopards have been spotted straying into human habitats in search of food and water. A few days ago an elephant herd, which strayed into a farm land in Pennagaram taluk, had damaged the crops there. At Soolagiri in Krishnagiri district, a leopard reportedly attacked villagers an...

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8 Headlines about Elephants from DHARMAPURI2014-02-09 - DHARMAPURI, India - 5 forest officials, 5 civilians injured in elephant attack 2007-03-24 - Dharmapuri, India - Cow elephant dies in Dharmapuri 2007-02-05 - DHARMAPURI, India - Forest dept tells villagers to protect themselves 2006-12-18 - DHARMAPURI, India - Elephant herd damages crops 2006-11-26 - DHARMAPURI, India - Minister: Cauvery elephant sanctuary to be established 2006-11-03 - DHARMAPURI, India - Elephant found dead in Anchetty forests 2005-12-28 - DHARMAPURI, India - Elephants chase ryots, three hurt 2005-10-21 - DHARMAPURI, India - Dharmapuri awaits Centres nod for elephant sanctuary

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