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Failure of multiple agencies come to fore

Rituraj Borthakur

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 – Days after five elephants were mowed down by a train near Bamgaon Tea Estate at Balipara in Sonitpur district, fresh details on the incident point at failures of multiple line agencies, including the Forest, Railways and the administration.

The Railways had earlier claimed that the spot – ‘Km 135’ between Balipara and Dhalaibeel stations – is not a “known elephant corridor,” and that the nearest such notified corridor is at ‘Km 131’ and ‘Km 144’.

Elephant Family’s Elephant Parade in India

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla - Kali-doscope

Image: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla - Kali-doscope

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India’s elephants are running out of space. Their battle for survival is affecting thousands of families across India. Between now and March 2018 a brightly painted herd of 101 elephant sculptures are making their way to Mumbai to shine a spotlight on the 101 elephant corridor solution.

Honouring Global Legends: Parbati Barua, Queen of Elephants, Assam

Parbati Barua, Queen of Elephants, Assam

Parbati Baruah affectionately known as The Queen of Elephants, is the daughter of the legendary Prakhitish Chandra Baruah (Lalji) known for his knowledge and passion for elephants.

Honouring Global Legends: Priyanka Yoshikawa, Miss World Japan, 2016

Priyanka Yoshikawa, Miss World Japan, 2016

Eastern Himalayan Elephant Princess, Priyanka Yoshikawa is the winner of the coveted Miss World Japan, 2016 title. A half Indian and a half Japanese, Priyanka represents the bio cultural heritage of both Japan and India.

Honouring Global Legends: Khun Sivaporn Dardarananda

hun Sivaporn Dardarananda is a Secretary General of Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

Khun Sivaporn Dardarananda is a Secretary General of Elephant Reintroduction Foundation. Taking forward the vision of her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Khun Sivaporn Dardarananda has under his leadership and team of researchers, scientist, rangers and veterinarians successfully reintroduced captive elephants into the wild in Thailand.

This Assamese Man’s Tea Estates Are the World’s First Elephant-Friendly Ones

Plucking tea in a tea garden of Assam

Located in the Baksha district of Assam, the two farms of Tenzing Bodosa have received the certification for their conscious effort towards elephant conservation in the region.

Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. Originating from China, tea has become the preferred choice of drink in the past 2000 years and is loved by folks worldwide.

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