Environment and Ecology

Major cause of elephant deaths in Tamil Nadu

  • According to the data made public by the Forest Department from its Elephant Death Audit Framework in Tamil Nadu, electrocution has been the main reason for the death of elephants than old age or starvation put together.
  • The data show that 1,505 elephant deaths have been recorded since 2010, and 159 of them, or 10.5% of all mortalities, were caused by humans or humanrelated activities.


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