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Wild Tuskers creates ruckus in Digboi's Nazirating

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jan 2020 12:39 PM GMT

A herd of elephants in Nazirating under Digboi Forest Division created havoc, enters the residences of Radhe Shyam Thakur, Krishan Thakur and Mohan Panika and damaged the boundary walls some houses on Monday night.

No casualties were reported during this incident.

Local people on the other hand blamed the Forest Department for their inactive approach.

As per a report by wwf.panda.org, Elephant-human conflict is a result of habitat loss and fragmentation. When elephants and humans interact, there is conflict from crop raiding, injuries and deaths to humans caused by elephants, and elephants being killed by humans for reasons other than ivory and habitat degradation.

It may be mentioned that Elephants cause damage amounting from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars. Every year, 100 humans (in some years it may be 300 people) and 40-50 elephants are killed during crop raiding in India, the reported stated further.

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