A radio collar is not the solution, you have to catch the rice stalk; Govt in expert committee


The Forest Division is agency in its evaluation that the harmful Arikomban elephant ought to be caught and locked in a cage to alleviate the worry of the individuals. Becoming radio collars or rapid relocation of individuals won’t remedy the present disaster. The Forest Division knowledgeable this place within the assembly of the professional committee appointed by the Excessive Court docket on Thursday.

Within the five-member professional committee, representatives of the Forest Division, Kottayam Excessive Vary Circle CCF RS Arun, Periyar Tiger Reserve CCF H Pramod, Wildlife Belief Vice President NVK Ashraf, Dr. PS Isa, amicus curiae Adv. Ramesh Babu is there. It was additionally mentioned within the on-line assembly that the radio collar is efficient and has been examined in Wayanad and KFRI. If the court docket repeats the choice to not catch rice stalks primarily based on the recommendation of the professional committee, the forest division will take additional steps in session with authorized specialists.

Even when Arikomban is drugged and captured, fitted with a radio collar and left within the interior forest, it’s doubtless that he’ll come again to the nation as regular. The residents of Chinnakanal, Shantampara worry the identical. If they arrive again, they could assault the individuals once more. The one good thing about a radio collar is that it is aware of the place the elephant is standing. Sudden arrival and assault are unstoppable. Even when the court docket orders the seize of the elephant when it comes again from the forest and assaults, steady drugging can put the elephant’s life in danger. Veterinary specialists say that there ought to be not less than a six-month break between drug pictures.

TM 3, who was launched into the forest after being fitted with a radio collar by the Tamil Nadu Forest Division, landed in Wayanad and killed an individual and ended the sequence of violence. The forest division factors out for instance that it needed to be caught later and locked in a cage.

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