Biggest elephant capture operation in decades

Karnataka state in south India has initiated ground work for the biggest operation to capture wild elephants in the country. Forest officials have held talks with experts from Africa and within the country to begin trans-locating  a heard of 25 to 30 elephants in the district of Hassan,225 km from Bangalore. " The operation will take place early next week" a forest official said. But many environmentalists are already crying foul over this attempt. Farmers have been complaining for more than two years seeking action against the elephants who often go on rampage destroying crops. More than 25 people have died due to elephant attacks in recent years in what experts call human-elephant conflict zone. The High Court has given its nod for the capture of these elephants. The last such ope...

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