After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now.
Sepahijala Zoo and wildlife sanctuary has been reeling under several problems since last few years and requires a broad level initiative for modernization and upgradation, observed the people who work in the sanctuary from beginning.
Newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is all set to become the world's highest lake replacing Tilicho lake (also in Manang), which currently holds the title.
In 2008, the Hangul count was 127. In 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017 it was 175, 218, 186 and 214 with ratio of 26, 29, 22 and 16 males for 100 females and 27, 25, 14 and 19 fawns for 100 females, respectively.
It was Sinha's idea to set up the NDRC in Patna and a proposal was approved by then Planning Commission Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia during his visit here in mid 2011 and early 2012.
Though, the government of India had shown that the number of elephants in Tripura is 102, but forest officials believe the number is near 60 to 65. And if everything falls in the right direction, the number might increase in the near future,
Secured corridors are Thirunelli-Kudrakote in Kerala, Edayarhalli-Doddasampige and Kaniyanpura-Moyar in Karnataka, Siju-Rewak and Rewak-Emangre in Meghalaya and Chilla-Motichur in Uttarakhand.
She has worked with numerous international organisations including IUCN, UNDP, UNFPA and ICIMOD on many species including the Asian Elephant, the Gangetic Dolphin, the Arna or Wild buffaloes, and high-altitude mammals in the Kanchenjunga area.
It took the team members almost 30 minutes to carry out the rescue operation as they had to be careful not to cause the scared animal any further stress. The animal is currently under veterinary observation to ensure that it is in good health.
"It is unclear, and possibility of a nexus of wildlife trade can not be ruled out. Poaching in such a manner raises doubts. We are investigating the matter," Bhargava said.