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Orphan elephants play at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12, 2019. - Each calf at the nursery has a tragic story: orphaned by poachers, drought, or in conflict with humans encroaching ever further into the few wild places left. Elephants stay for about three years at the orphanage, where they are fed every three hours and sleep in individual wooden pens, each with a keeper. In 42 years, the trust has rehabilitated more than 230 orphan elephants. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)(AFP)

Wildlife board not to hear J-K cases now

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2019 06:45 AM IST
Existing laws, including the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and the Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Protection Act, do not provide for consultation of the NBWL for cases related to national parks or sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir, the committee said in a report.
Earlier, Rs 50,000 was given to those who sustained serious injuries in wild animal attack. This has been increased to Rs 2 lakh now.(HT File)
Earlier, Rs 50,000 was given to those who sustained serious injuries in wild animal attack. This has been increased to Rs 2 lakh now.(HT File)

Wildlife board agrees to hike compensation to conflict victims

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government on Friday agreed to increase the compensation to victims of man-animal conflict from existing Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. This is the third time that the government has approved this proposal
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