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No respite from elephant troubles in Wokha


DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 20: Wild elephants continue to destroy crops and cause trouble to villagers in Wokha District.
In the latest incident, a herd of wild elephants destroyed crops and properties on the night of September 19 after entering the paddy fields in the vicinity of Nrung Longidang Village.
A press release on Wednesday informed that the latest episode involving rampaging elephants had resulted in “devastating loss” to the villagers.
In light of this incident, the Tiyi Wildlife Conservation and Animal-Human Conflict Control Society (TWC & A-HCCS) has appealed to the Wokha district administration and the Department concerned to constitute a team to mitigate the ongoing animal-human conflict in Wokha.
It also sought the urgent intervention of Nagaland Government to prevent further damage “and rescue the farmers who are at the mercy of wild pachyderms with effective deterrents and preventive measures”.
The Society urged the Department to visit the conflict zone and depute Forest officials to assist the aggrieved villagers in handling the situation promptly and get firsthand assessment of the loss.
(Page News Service)