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 Elephants and electrocution, India
Space4Eles
Posted: Apr 5 2012, 08:14 AM


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Focus on India:

Mahout electrocuted while riding on elephant

The tusker Parthan, being taken to Vallikkodu Thrikkovil Temple, did not suffer any injury.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/kerala/mahou...ant_768337.html


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"They need to move and have stimulation. They need to be browsing, foraging, socialising. They need to have reason for movement." Pat Derby, PAWS, on elephants' needs.
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Space4Eles
Posted: Apr 27 2012, 04:05 AM


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Focus on India:

28 elephants electrocuted in the last two years

The news that 28 elephants have died in the State in the last two years due to electrocution comes as a shocker. Most of these incidents have been reported in Kodagu, Chamrajanagar and Mysore areas where the number of elephants is good and the animals are frequently on the move. The recent electrocution occurred at the BBTC plantations near Polibetta in Kodagu on April 12.

Sagging 11 kV power lines are the prime danger that unsuspecting elephants have had to face in the vulnerable areas, said Ajay Mishra, Field Director, Project Elephant, Mysore.

In some areas, farmers have drawn power from irrigation pumpsets for fencing which had resulted in the death of elephants
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http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/karnat...e?homepage=true


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"They need to move and have stimulation. They need to be browsing, foraging, socialising. They need to have reason for movement." Pat Derby, PAWS, on elephants' needs.
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Space4Eles
Posted: May 21 2012, 02:12 PM


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Focus on India:

Power firm to fix drooping cables save Odisha jumbos

... the meeting pointed to the urgent need to overhaul large parts of the distribution network, including pulling up sagging overhead power lines, installing circuit breakers, and placing barbed wires around electricity poles ...

The official figures of elephant electrocution indicate that between the year 2000 and July 2011, 99 wild elephants died due to electrocution from low-slung and poorly maintained power lines.


http://dailypioneer.com/nation/66919-power...sha-jumbos.html


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"They need to move and have stimulation. They need to be browsing, foraging, socialising. They need to have reason for movement." Pat Derby, PAWS, on elephants' needs.
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Space4Eles
Posted: Jul 22 2012, 04:00 AM


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Focus on India:

18 jumbo deaths in one decade

Another elephant met its end when it came in contact with a live electric cable in Alur recently. With this, the number of elephants which has died due to unnatural circumstances has risen to 18. But, the incident was unfortunate as the elephant which had come to feed on the jack fruit was electrocuted.

Improper method used while installing electric poles caused the death of the pachyderm.


http://www.deccanherald.com/content/265927...one-decade.html


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Space4Eles
Posted: Sep 16 2012, 03:11 AM


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Beyond sad - tusker, 12-15 years old.

Villagers mourn as tusker dies of electrocution in Chikmagalur

The incident occurred when the elephant came in contact with a live electric wire as an electric pole had fallen in the land belonging to Nagarajagowda, resulting in the instant death of the tusker ...

The local women who had arrived at the spot, performed ritual to the dead tusker by offering flowers, coconut and fruits. The tusker which was normally found in this part of the region since last five months, had perhaps built a bonding with the villagers ...


http://www.deccanherald.com/content/278618...ctrocution.html

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“It never destroyed our crop and it was good to us,” he said.




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Space4Eles
Posted: Sep 25 2012, 03:25 AM


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Focus on the State of Karnataka, south India:

90 jumbos electrocuted in 5 years

One of the main reasons for the electrocution of pachyderms is illegal drawing of electricity to the fences for protecting crops from wild elephants. Besides, the sagging electricity line inside national parks and sanctuaries are also resulting in the death of wild elephants, the forest officials said.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/90-jumbos-elect...644-60-115.html

Recommended that the electric wire should be 20 feet above ground, and that a spike guard should be put on all electric poles erected in forests to keep the elephants away from them.


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Space4Eles
Posted: Oct 29 2012, 11:50 AM


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Encouraging news for once ...

Focus on Odisha, India:

Though some of the elephants had left, a few of them were believed to be roaming the area, he said, adding to ensure their safety and security electricity connection was being disconnected in the area from dusk to dawn.

http://www.business-standard.com/generalne...n-odisha/73611/


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Space4Eles
Posted: Oct 31 2012, 11:07 AM


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Focus on Bangalore, India:

How will you protect elephants, HC asks govt

Lack of measures to prevent elephant deaths due to illegal electrical fencing in core forest areas has irked the high court ...

The court also suggested to the forest department to consider permitting farmers and resort owners to use only minimum voltage in electrical fencing.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ba...ow/17027949.cms


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Space4Eles
Posted: Jun 27 2013, 09:24 AM


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Focus on India:

Low high-voltage cable kills elephant
- Forest officials rue power company inaction despite complaints


... the dead elephant — an adult makhna (short male with small tuskers), aged around 20 years — was part of a herd of about 17 that was seen moving out of the sanctuary last evening. He said the power cable passing through the area was only eight feet above the ground, leading to the animal being electrocuted. “From the footprints near the carcass, it seems the animal had ran around after receiving the shock” ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130627/jsp/...tF0q0A.facebook





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spiritedlulu
Posted: Oct 30 2014, 08:50 AM


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Joint panels planned to curb elephant deaths

Joint committees of officials of forest department and power distribution company SOUTHCO would be formed to curb deaths of wild elephants due to electrocution in four districts of south Odisha.

http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=42270


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spiritedlulu
Posted: Oct 31 2014, 11:43 AM


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Elephants scare away people after a pachyderm was electrocuted

CHITTOOR: An angry herd of elephants kept on trumpeting and roaring for hours together scaring away people living in nearby hamlets in the forest area of Ramakuppam in Chittoor district on Friday after one of its members died due to electric shock. The herd consisting of 13 pachyderms was crossing the agricultural fields at Ramapuram tanda of Nakkalgutta in the forest area of Ramakuppam when an elephant came in contact with a live electric wire set up by poachers to trap wild boars and deer.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hy...ow/44997612.cms


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"What surprises me the most is the number of zoo veterinarians and zoo keepers that continue to visit Sauraha but never helped to get these elephants off chains. Seem unconscionable to me."
Carol Buckley, Nepal's Chain-Free Corral Project in Sauraha
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