8 October 2009

Elephants' revenge

Elephants have killed more than 180 people in the past five years, say officials in the forest department in the state of Orissa.

...[Fatal attacks] are increasing because industrial activities, mining for instance, are destroying elephant habitat, said Biswajit Mohanty, environmental activist and secretary of Wildlife Society of Orissa. An alumina refinery at Lanjigarh has obstructed the animal’s migratory route from Kandhamal to Karlapat forests in Kalahandi via Niyamgiri.
-- report

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