As Nepal’s tigers thrive, Indigenous knowledge may be key in preventing attacks

As Nepal’s tigers thrive, Indigenous knowledge may be key in preventing attacks

KATHMANDU — On June 6, a 41-year-old woman was attacked by a tiger while she was collecting firewood in a forest in Nepal’s Bardiya district, a key habitat for endangered Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris). Following the incident, villagers from Bardiya took to the streets demanding that the government act immediately to address the problem […]

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In eastern India, an elephant killed a 70-year-old woman before returning to trample her body during her funeral

In eastern India, an elephant killed a 70-year-old woman before returning to trample her body during her funeral

In eastern India, an elephant killed a 70-year-old woman before returning to trample her body during her funeral. According to authorities, the event occurred on Thursday in the state of Odisha. Maya Murmu was fetching water from a tube well in Raipal village, Mayurbhanj district, when the wild elephant emerged out of nowhere. It had […]

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African countries nix Zimbabwe’s efforts to sell live elephants and its ivory stockpiles

African countries nix Zimbabwe’s efforts to sell live elephants and its ivory stockpiles

In a much-hyped conference last month to strong-arm the international wildlife trade organisation CITES into allowing the global sale of elephants and ivory, Zimbabwe last week invited 16 African countries and a range of dignitaries to join its cause. However, only five countries signed the conference declaration and the summit failed to come up with […]

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