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Wild elephant found dead in Udalguri

The recovery of a dead female wild elephant at Paneri in Udalguri district has caused serious concern among nature loving people. The 8 years old female wild elephant was seen in a tea garden drain of Paneri TE in the morning hours of November 23. Forest officials could not determine the cause of the unnatural death of the elephant and post-mortem report is waited.It needs mention that so far 7 wild elephants and 6 people have lost lives in Udalguri district during 2012 only. According to post-mortem reports most of the wild elephants died because of electrocution and poisoning. Environmental NGOs namely- Green Valley Forest and Wildlife Protection Society and Green Society, Udalguri have expressed concern at the regular unnatural deaths of 7 wild elephants and 6 people within just a few months in this year. Members of the NGO and nature loving people requested forest department of Assam and BTC immediately to take necessary steps to create awareness among villagers so as to minimize so called “Man-elephant Conflict” in the district as well as in the state.

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