Tame elephants capture wild tusker in smooth operation

2017-03-15 - Hassan, India.

Staff of the Forest Department, with the help of tamed elephants, successfully captured a wild elephant that is suspected to have recently trampled two people to death in Alur and Sakaleshpur taluks on Tuesday. A team of tamed elephants — Abhimanyu, Arjun, Krishna and Harsha — reached the camp at Magadihalli, set up to handle the capture, on Monday evening. The watchers and forest guards were following the movement of the animal and they traced it at noon. The operation, which bega...

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A file photo of a team of elephants at work in a capture operation. The residents of Alur and Sakleshpur are demanding the capture of wild elephants in their area.

Forest officials seek permission to relocate elephants in two taluks

2017-03-13 - Hassan, India.

With the increase in elephant attack cases in Alur and Sakleshpur taluks, the district forest officials have sent a proposal to their department heads seeking approval to capture 26 elephants roaming around there. The Deputy Conservator of Forests of Hassan has sent a request to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) to take up the operation.

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Prize catch: The accused who were arrested by the forest mobile squad when they were transporting ivory in a car.

Ivory worth Rs. 95 lakh seized; three arrested, It was being transported to Bangalore in a car

2008-01-12 - Hassan, India.

A forest mobile squad along with officials of the Sakleshpur Forest Department and Sakleshpur police arrested three persons in the early hours of Friday and seized two elephant tusks together weighing 38 kg. Acting on a tip off, the sleuths intercepted a car near Yebbusale village on Mudigere- Sakleshpur road at 3 a.m. and seized the ivory. The names of the arrested have been given as Ansari, Nassir and Arun. Two other accused, Subbaraya Gowda and Raghu, escaped even as the police stopped the ve...

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Plan to catch rogue elephants cleared

2004-09-21 - Hassan, Karnataka, India.

The Divisional Conservator of Forests, Hassan Division, S. Shekar, has said that the Government has given the green signal to catch and trans-locate two rogue elephants that are creating havoc in Alur, Sakleshpur and part of Arkalgud taluks.

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