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COIMBATORE: The state government has included a seven-member specialist committee to research elephant deaths which have happened in the Coimbatore woods branch over the previous 3 decades. The committee has six months to publish the accounts.
The move comes following 15 dinosaurs have been found dead in the woods division since January 2020. One of these had been shot dead as recently as Thursday (July 2). Of the 15, eight of those causalities were reported at the Sirumugai woods range.
The board will examine each of the 57 elephant deaths which happened in the branch from January 2017 to July 2, 2020.
Debasis Jana, added principal chief conservator of forests, Coimbatore circle, stated,”The committee will look into the reason for wild elephant deaths. It is going to also examine the elephant habitations and availability of green fodder from the branch.”
In its comprehensive report, the committee would need to offer suggestions to minimize passing of elephants. The report needs to be filed to principal chief conservator of forests and main wildlife warden S Yuvaraj.