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Javadekar expresses concern over man-elephant conflict

2015-11-16 - Jorhat, India.

Expressing concern over the rising incidents of man-elephant conflict on both the banks of the mighty Red River, Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar today said that he had taken personal initiative to release funds for undertaking compensatory afforestation in an effort to provide necessary fodder for the marauding elephants.


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Elephant menace: Villagers block road

2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India.

Hundreds of villagers blocked NH-37 at Kakojan in Jorhat district on Thursday in protest against the forest department´s failure to curb the menace of wild elephants in more than 100 villages. The mob raised slogans against the government and the state forest department demanding immediate steps to prevent elephant menace in their villages.


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Man trampled to death in elephant attack

2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India.

A man was killed and five others were seriously injured by a herd of wild elephants at Jhanjimukh area in Assam´s Jorhat district, a police officer said. Pursaram Choudhury (55) and the five others had last night gone to chase a herd of marauding jumbos that had been roaming in the area for past 15 days destroying farmland, the officer said.


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Help for Assam jumbos all the way from foreign lands

2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India.

The New Ram Terang Village was dedicated to the memory of Mark Shand. Ruth Powys, CEO, Elephant Family said, “An entire new village comes to fruition. We have solved a problem both for elephants and people. Elephant Family is proud to be part of this venture. I can feel that Mark is with us today. Now, every child can play here without danger, and every elephant can move without conflict.”


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Jadav Payeng standing near his cow-shed, which was recently damaged by wild elephants at Aruna Sapori.

Steps suggested to minimise man-elephant conflict

2015-11-09 - Jorhat, India.

Suggesting pragmatic measures to arrest the occasional death and destruction inflicted by herds of marauding wild elephants on both the banks of the Brahmaputra here, ‘Forest Man of India’ Jadav Payeng has mooted largescale plantation of fig, banana and bamboo in the vast sandbars of the mighty Red River, as he claimed to have achieved good results from such experimental forestry in a sandbar near Aruna Sapori within Jorhat district.


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Jumbos kill 2 in Golaghat and Karimganj districts

2011-09-29 - Jorhat, India.

A person from the Lakhmijan area near Bokakhat forest beat office in Golaghat district was killed in an elephant attack on Wednesday while a herd of wild elephants killed a man on Tuesday night at Bubrighat Tea Estate under Patharkandi block in Karimganj district. Locals said a herd of wild elephant came out from the nearby Karbi Hills damaged the house of Kanchan Sinha, the deceased person and attacked him. However, the other members of his family managed to escape.


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Jumbo calf hit by bus

2011-09-17 - Jorhat, India.

An elephant calf was injured in the Deusur area of Kaziranga National Park after being hit by a bus on NH-37 early on Friday. Forest department officials said the incident took place when a herd of jumbos was crossing the highway. "Although the other jumbos in the herd crossed the road safely, the calf got hit by the bus and was injured," said Burapahar forest range officer I Majid.


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Elephant herd creates panic in Jorhat

2008-02-02 - Jorhat, India.

The district has been reeling under the threat posed by a marauding herd of elephants which has been foraging in the riverine areas along the Brahmaputra river for the past one month. Due to the failure of the Jorhat Forest Division to chase away the wild jumbos from human-inhabited areas so far, the situation has turned tense in vast localities in north Jorhat. As rumours of the elephants veering towards the town spread last evening, there was panic among residents of Kokilamukh, Neamatighat, J...


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75-year-old man killed by elephants

2008-01-26 - Jorhat, India.

A 75-year-old man was killed by a herd of wild elephants at Kokilamukh in Upper Assam's Jorhat district where the pachyderms have been creating havoc in the area since early January, Forest department sources said on Friday. The elephants trampled the person at Spur number eight of Kokilamukh and damaged several houses and and graneries there on Thursday night, sources said. The herd had come from Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in Nematighat area and had lost direction, and was moving downstream i...


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Local people of Nimati Hatisal trying to chase away a elephant herd.

Pachyderms wreak havoc in Jorhat

2007-11-22 - JORHAT, India.

The riverine areas of the district have been reeling under the impact of the depredations caused by a huge herd of wild elephants since the last fortnight. Villagers in Neamati, Meleng and Jhanjimukh areas along Brahmaputra river in northern Jorhat have been perturbed by the presence of the herd which has been devouring standing crops at random. The marauding jumbos are believed to have crossed over Brahmaputra from Majuli subdivision in search of food reserves.


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Jumbos corner rebels. Herd destroys hideouts on sandbanks

2006-11-21 - Jorhat, India.

Police officials in Jorhat district, one of the strongholds of the outlawed Ulfa, today confirmed that elephants had destroyed several makeshift camps of the militant group on the chaporis — Assamese for sandbank — off Neamati. “We had information about the rebels setting up camps on these small islands and were planning to take action. But the elephants did the job for us,” a senior police officer said.


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Jumbo scare leaves Majuli sleepless - Elephants destroy acres of ahu crops

2005-06-07 - Jorhat, India. PULLOCK DUTTA

Hundreds of people from several villages in upper Majuli island are spending sleepless nights guarding their ahu crop from a marauding herd of elephants. Ahu is the main crop for the islanders, harvested just before the floods which hit the island every year. It has turned into a do-or-die situation for the islanders to protect the crop from the pachyderms. The villagers have set up generators on the embankments to prevent the beasts from crossing over them and entering the fields at night. The ...


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Jorhat2015-11-16 - Jorhat, India - Javadekar expresses concern over man-elephant conflict 2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India - Elephant menace: Villagers block road 2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India - Man trampled to death in elephant attack 2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India - Help for Assam jumbos all the way from foreign lands 2015-11-09 - Jorhat, India - Steps suggested to minimise man-elephant conflict 2011-09-29 - Jorhat, India - Jumbos kill 2 in Golaghat and Karimganj districts 2011-09-17 - Jorhat, India - Jumbo calf hit by bus 2008-02-02 - Jorhat, India - Elephant herd creates panic in Jorhat 2008-01-26 - Jorhat, India - 75-year-old man killed by elephants 2007-11-22 - JORHAT, India - Pachyderms wreak havoc in Jorhat 2006-11-21 - Jorhat, India - Jumbos corner rebels. Herd destroys hideouts on sandbanks 2005-06-07 - Jorhat, India - Jumbo scare leaves Majuli sleepless - Elephants destroy acres of ahu crops

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