Elephant and tiger attacks highlight India’s wildlife conflict

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Members of the Paharia tribe living in the upper hill regions of India’s Jharkhand state have been spending sleepless nights.

A marauding elephant has trampled at least 15 local people to death in the past few months.

Further north, villagers living around the Pilibhit Tiger reserve in Uttar Pradesh are up in arms after three people were killed by a tiger within a week.

At least 16 people have been killed in tiger attacks near the reserve since last October.

Whae 1a“We have sent in teams to tranquilise the animal and relocate it inside the reserve,” said VK Singh, a senior Uttar Pradesh forest department official.

“We understand that..

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