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Hairdryers Used To Strike Blow Against Speeders In Hopeman, Scotland!
Offbeat  (tags: Hairdryers, Speeding Cars, Villagers, Hopeman, Scotland )

Derek
- 821 days ago - bbc.in
Residents of Hopeman fear someone could be seriously injured or killed by speeding drivers.It follows concern about cars reaching speeds of up to 60mph as they travel through the area. There is a long straight leading out of the village .
People in India Rescue a Trapped Baby Elephant- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: baby elephant, trapped, ditch, rescuers, villagers, rescued, compassion )

Simone
- 2506 days ago - godvine.com
It's always great to see people care about God's creatures. When this elephant was trapped in a ditch in India, a big group of villagers came together to save the day. Check it out!
LEOPARD IN THE FIELDS... RUN, RUN, RUN..
Offbeat  (tags: injured leopard, rescued, wildife rescue team, treated, released, safety issues, villagers )

Simone
- 2806 days ago - starofmysore.com
A 3-year-old male leopard which was spotted at Arasina-kere village close to Chikkanahalli Reserve Forest Range in Jayapura hobli of Mysore taluk this morning, was later caught by members of the wildlife rescue team.
The Lions of Gir Foundation
Offbeat  (tags: gir forest, india, asiatic lions, endangered, open well, villagers, protection, conservation )

Simone
- 2915 days ago - lionsofgir.com
Helping to save the Asiatic lions of the Gir Forest of India.
Straying Leopard Rescued in Northern India
Offbeat  (tags: villagers, leopards, strayed into residential area, india, rescued )

Simone
- 3076 days ago - english.ntdtv.com
Forest officials rescued a leopard that was stuck in a solar fence after it strayed into a residential area in the capital of Uttarakhand state. [Ramgopal, Forest Department Official]: "Our officials acted on the information that a male leopard was
'Caging Big Cats and Releasing Them Randomly Is a Fraught Affair'
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, villagers, leopards, conflicts, caught, released, unknown territory, hazards )

Simone
- 3097 days ago - indianexpress.com
Even as villagers in south Gujarat live in constant fear of attacks by leopards, wildlife experts from Pune say the state forest department's strategy of capturing and releasing the big cats haphazardly is proving to be counter-productive.
Wild Elephants Protected From Speeding Trains in Assam
Offbeat  (tags: villagers, torches, protection, wild elephnats, trains )

Simone
- 3302 days ago - thaindian.com
Aspiring to protect wild elephants of the region from being hit by speeding trains, the people of Assam's Chakardoi village lit torches to stop or slow down the trains.
Man-Eating Tiger Released Back Into the Wild- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: man eating tigers, released, national park, freedom, villagers, monitored )

Simone
- 3322 days ago - wildlifeextra.com.au
The tiger that was captured recently in Sivasagar, in India's Upper Assam state, has been released into the core area of Manas National Park. The tiger is currently being monitored using radio-telemetry.
Trapped Sundarbans Tiger to Be Released Sunday
Offbeat  (tags: sundarbans, reserve, tiger, trapped rescued, released, forest, villagers )

Simone
- 3353 days ago - sify.com
A tiger from the Sundarbans biosphere reserve, which strayed into a village on the outskirts and was later tranquilised, would be released back into the forest Sunday, according to a top forest department official.
Riau Villagers' Hands Tied as Herd Of Elephants Refuses to Leave
Offbeat  (tags: village, villagers, elephants, herd, invasion, neighbours )

Simone
- 3354 days ago - thejakartaglobe.com
For the past two weeks, residents of Petani village in Bengkalis district have been woken up in the early hours of the morning to the sounds of an elephant herd invasion. Riantomo, the head of the village, said residents had been forced to evacuate
Roaring Need for Real Action
Offbeat  (tags: tigers, conservation, villagers, humans, forests, connection )

Simone
- 3359 days ago - sakaaltimes.com
"People should realise that the wellbeing of human beings depends on the wellbeing of forests ... tigers are just a symbol of the health of forests. If tigers are gone, it will not take long before the forests are destroyed.
Desperate Neighbours
Offbeat  (tags: wild elephants, villagers, habitat, homes, conflicts, elephants killed, hungry )

Simone
- 3361 days ago - beta.thehindu.com
As with every conflict, the man-elephant face-off has two sides. The catastrophic toll on elephants, however, often goes unreported...
Two Tiger Cubs Killed in 'Revenge; By Villagers in India
Offbeat  (tags: two tiger cubs, revenge killings, villagers, outrage, tragedy, wild animals, conflicts, humans )

Simone
- 3365 days ago - earthtimes.org
The incident has sent shockwaves as India has been crying hoarse over the drop in the number of big cats. India, at last count, had a total of 1,411 tigers in its reserves. Forest officials said it could have been revenge by the villagers, upset
Meet the Sloth Bear at Daroji...
Offbeat  (tags: sloth bears, villagers, danoji, dancing bears, rescued, forest department )

Simone
- 3365 days ago - deccanherald.com
While stories of man-animal conflict are in plenty, the Forest Department has also rescued many a dancing bear from Daroji and neighbouring villages. The bears are then sent to rehabilitation centres in Bangalore. The kalandars, who own the bears, are
Will Wild Tigers Survive the Year of the Tiger?
Offbeat  (tags: beautiful tigers, wild tigers, survival, endangered, wildife trafficking, poaching, villagers )

Simone
- 3366 days ago - magblog.audubon.org
The prospects for wild tigers are grim. Last year, the BBC reported that officials at Panna National Park, one of India's main tiger reserves, admitted it no longer has any tigers--the second such park in that country where the cat's numbers have fallen
 

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