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Fake COVID-19 vaccination #certificates sold for Rs 5,500 on Telegram | Sep 16
- the black market for fake vaccine certificates has expanded globally, now selling certificates in 29 countries, including India, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Millionaire offers $1.2 M reward to anyone providing an isolated sample of the COVID-19 virus | 04/17/21
- “By proof, he means the isolation of the virus according to #Koch’s postulates. To date, no one has been able to win Eckert’s challenge,”…
Since viruses are fictional make believe organisms, virologists have to invent a make believe full genome in the computer, which they call ‘in silico’, aka computer simulation, genome like this paper.… Image
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Aug 28: Badabhal Range, Odisha
Aug 23: Jerahalli Forest Range, TN
Aug 22: Dharamjaigarh Forest Division, Chhattisgarh
Aug 22: Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve , TN
Aug 21: Batabari Forest Range, Assam ( 2 Deaths)
Aug 21: Jalpaiguri ,West Bengal
Aug 20 Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh
Aug 15: Sosedhi , Ranchi , Jhark
Aug 12: Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
Aug 12: Bitherkad Forest Range, TN
Aug 12: Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu
Aug 10: Jashipur District of Chhatisgarh

Aug 1: Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka
July 29: Kodagu, Karanataka ( Big Male Tusker)
July 24: Hindol Range Dhenaknal , Odisha
July 17: Keonjhar, Odisha ( 2 Deaths - Male& Female)
July 16: Chamarajanagar, Karnataka
July 8: Angul District, Odisha

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Look carefully. #Elephants are not crossing the road. Road is crossing the #forest. #WorldElephantDay
Do you know #elephant family is all women group. Made of #mother, #aunts, #grandmother & all other #ladies. Most of the times Male leave herd early. Kids are looked by all female elephants in herd, all are mothers. Grandmother makes all decision for the family.
Males keep on joining & leaving herds. Well one of the accepted theory is. That males when they get young are pushed out from the herd/family by dominant female, also called as matriarch. To check the inbreeding. Which only shows elephants are highly intelligent.
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BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE SITUATION- a thread🧵 Did you know that Canadian fossil fuel company ReconAfrica is trying to drill for oil in the sensitive Okavango watershed, upstream of the world-famous #OkavangoDelta ?
ReconAfrica is a Canadian-registered junior oil and gas company that wants to open up a huge, new sedimentary basin in Namibia and Botswana called the Kavango Basin. They have started exploratory drilling in the Kavango region in northeastern Namibia. MAP @NatGeo
ReconAfrica’s license areas, one in #Namibia and one in #Botswana, cover a total of 34,325 sq kms. These licensed areas lie over part of the Okavango River Basin and border the Okavango River, which together feed into the Okavango Delta.…
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Thread on why we have lodged an objection with Namibia's Environmental Commissioner regarding #ReconAfrica's planned 2D seismic surveys criss-crossing #elephant migration corridors across the Kavango regions of Namibia.…
Our objection is coupled with a plea to employ the #precautionary principle to protect the largest cross-border #elephant herd from the harmful actions linked not only to seismic surveying but also from the ongoing exploratory #oil and #gas #drilling in #Namibia.
Seismic surveys help locate oil and gas reservoirs. It takes place by laying receptors called geophones along either a line (2D) or in a grid (3D) and detonating an explosive device, then recording the various soundwaves that are picked up by the geophones. Image: RBS
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Do you know #elephant family is all women group. Made of #mother, #aunts, #grandmother & all other #ladies. Most of the times Male leave herd early. Kids are looked by all female elephants in herd, all are mothers. Grandmother makes all decision for the family. #Mothersday Image
Obvious that experienced matriarch should lead #elephant family. She has accumulated immense traits/wisdom due to her long life. Which comes handy in long journeys & dangers. Not true for all. In #Zebras pregnant lead the way as she needs more water. #Buffaloes decide mutually. Image
Males keep on joining & leaving herds. Well one of the accepted theory is. That males when they get young are pushed out from the herd/family by dominant female, also called as matriarch. To check the inbreeding. Which only shows elephants are highly intelligent. Image
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&, a thread about #valuingnature 🌱

1/ My heart sinks when I see rhetoric about 'valuing #nature' distilled into questions like 'How much is an #elephant worth?' 🐘💲

#naturalcapital #ecosystemservices #value

@PolEcoNet @GeorgeMonbiot @NatCapMyth…
@SianSullivanUK 2/ A simple question can be asked in response:

If an elephant [a forest, a river, ...] is converted into a dollar sign in a capitalist #marketeconomy, is it the elephant that is valued, or the dollar?
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@SianSullivanUK 3/ If #nature worth is pegged only to dollars, a risk is that its value diminishes if promised dollars do not appear (#Yasuní NP, Ecuador), or something of higher dollar value is found in the same place - e.g. #oil in #Okavango 🐘💲⛽️

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My piece in @MongabayIndia on relocation from #Wayanad #Wildlife Sanctuary based on my @MPhilCL @Cambridge_Uni research supervised by @EliaApos Ialso drew on my yrs of experience.Resettlement from #ProtectedAreas (PA) is contentious @csandbrook 1/22
& I discuss a largely ignored narrative:of people seeking support for relocation.Historically,resettlements have been poorly recorded; there have been evictions from PAs that have led to penury, isolation, further impoverishment, which I strongly condemn.There is NO room 2/22
for forced,induced,unjust resettlement. However,it is troubling that resettlement discourse has ignored the narrative of people voluntarily seeking to move out of PAs where they face immense hardship due to lack of access to education,healthcare, markets,roads,jobs,business
3/22 A camera trapped pic  from Kali #Tiger Reserve, sourced from
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List out the names that refer #Elephant in your language.

Keep scrolling the thread to read the long list of names that refers to Elephant in Thamizh தமிழ்

Male 🐘/ஆண் 🐘

1.யானை/ஏனை (கரியது)
2.வேழம் (வெள்ளை யானை)
6.கைம்மா (துதிக்கையுடைய விலங்கு)...
8.உம்பல் (உயர்ந்தது)
23.கறையடி (உரல் போன்ற பாதத்தை உடையது)
25.பெருமா (பெரிய விலங்கு)...
26.வாரணம் (சங்கு போன்ற தலையை உடையது அல்லது புல்லை வாரிப்போடுவது)
27.புழைக்கை/பூட்கை (துளையுள்ள கையை உடையது)
29.ஓங்கல் (மலைபோன்றது)
31.பொங்கடி (பெரிய பாதத்தை உடையது)
33.தும்பி (துளையுள்ள கையை உடையது)
34.நால்வாய் (தொங்குகின்ற வாயை உடையது)
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#Elephant is our national heritage animal. They are represented as drawings, sculptures, paintings and in many other forms. They are closely related to our culture, art, religions & traditions. Have added some of my sketches themed on the unique features of Elephant. Add yours.
The matriarch culture found in the #elephants makes them even better than the most civilised human race.
The young ones are best cared by all the adults and sub adults in the #elephant family.
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#WorldElephantDay: Baby Bhunte Explains Causes of Stress Among #Elephants and Ways to Assess It…

(Images credit: Dr Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel) ImageImageImageImage
#WorldElephantDay: Did you know that elephants get stressed too? They can get as tensed as a person hopelessly trapped in the rush hour traffic for hours, with vehicles honking loudly! - by @SanjeetaSharmaP…

(Images credit: Dr Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel)
According to the Ministry of Environment over 100 #elephants die each year due to human - animal conflict.

#Trivia #WorldElephantDay2020 #WorldElephantDay Image
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On this #WorldElephantDay, let us pledge to prevent any mistreatment of these magnificent animals and the cruelty they endure in captivity. Every effort must be made to curb elephant-man conflicts & habitat loss of #elephants

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#Elephants form a crucial part of our ecosystem.They hold a place of great significance & reverence in our culture.They are empathetic, self- aware & socially intelligent.

Unfortunately, they face a number of threats from poaching for tusks to habitat loss to abuse in captivity
Due to relentless efforts of the government,India is now home to 60% of the global Asian #elephant population,with nearly 30 elephant reserves.
With enhanced community participation & concerted efforts of the governments,we must strive to further augment our elephant population
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Sri Madhukeshwara #temple,Banavasi
near Sirsi,Karnataka - one of the oldest temple with Stunning mix of #architecture

Dedicated to Lord Shiva & it is honey-hued Lingam hence the name Madhukeshwara.

2 Beautiful #elephant sculptures welcome the visitors to this temple.
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Initial structures were built by the Kadamba dynasty.After the Kadamba reign was the ruled by Chalukyas &the Hoysalas.Additions and renovations were made to the temple by these rulers.In a way this temple showcases different architectural styles over the years.
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Nritya mandapa is attributed to the Hoysala rulers - ceiling, walls & pillars( Hoysalas) of this mandapa are exquisitely carved.It has a 7-foot tall monolithic
#Nandi which is sculpted & placed in a way that left eye will see shiva & right eye sees Parvathi.

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Visited #meenakshi amman #Temple, #Madurai before....noticed White #elephant sculptures around Sundareswarar(Shiva) sanidhi

8 Majestic Astadik elephant sculptures are there supporting Shiva shrine.

6 are carved on outer wall,2 are on both sides of presiding deity.

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@findingtemples @TempleTrails @templesofindia_ @punarutthana @Gannuuprem Shrine of Chockanathar(#Shiva)
held by these Astadik elephants. As this constructed by Indra, it is called Indra Vimanam. Airavath - White elephant of Indra worshipped this Shiva Lingam to releive from curse of Sage Duruvasa.This story is depicted in mural painting as well.
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@findingtemples @TempleTrails @templesofindia_ @punarutthana @Gannuuprem This event of relieving curse of Airavath #elephant is one of the 64 Thiru vilayadal/Divine events of Lord Shiva.

Walls around Shiva’s sanidhi are painted with murals & sculptures depicting the scenes related to 64 acts/leelas.

Don't miss to see these majestic elephants.

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Truth is out.

In #ElephantDeathCase Wilson has been arrested by Police. A1 & A2; Abdul Kareem & his son Riyasuddeen are absconding.
Police say, these guys are into illegal poaching in similar manner.

Unlike them, we worship elephants. Come on liberals. Share some cartoons now.
This is video proof of Kerala Police with the accused no.3 Wilson linked to #ElephantDeathCase. From sources I got to know that he's merely a worker. A1 & A2 Abdul Kareem and other are still absconding.
Do you Liberals still believe these people worship Lord Vinayaka?
After Police caught Wilson Bin Hassan, as a procedure, they took him to plantation premises for gathering of evidence. He was a merely a tapping worker and overseer in the plantation you can see in the video.
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BJP leader Maneka Gandhi had lashed out at Mallapuram, a muslim-dominated district in Kerala, calling for authorities to take action after the death of the elephant.
The incident had actually taken place in Palakkad.
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Indian Forest officer stated that no one would have fed the pineapple to the #Elephant
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Kerala Cyber Warriors, an online vigilante group, hacked the website of People for Animals (PFA) in response. PFA is an animal rights NGO founded by Maneka Gandhi.
#keralaelephant Image
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"Renowned writer Jayamohan says the pineapple bomb that killed the #elephant is made using gunpowder, pieces of glasses & blue metal stones!

It is commonly being used as a bait to kill wild boars both in Kerala & TN despite there is a ban in place."

He terms the incident as a "War against Western Ghats", this article should be translated & circulated widely.
@mrsubramani Please do the needful.
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*Man lynched--no reaction
*If he is Muslim, term him 'thief' or bring any other negative angle to make him appear a criminal, even before basic probe
*Once you find he is Bangladeshi, then predicable reactions
*Person's name was 'RANJIT'. So, now, blame WB govt. But sadness?
*No sadness, no tears because you are incapable of empathy.
*You are capable of just hate, if incident is in one district, find a nearby 'Muslim district' to create more confusion.
*Not just loonies, papers too carry reports on these lines. Same pattern. #Humarn or #Elephant
*There is never any genuine grief. Every incident, every death just part of the plan to target 'Muslims, seculars....' and whatever they've been fed for yrs now
*This is the most unique species, its entire existence rests on falsehoods, hate & propaganda…
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Sir, it was in Palakkad not Mallapuram.
And why the Indian culture remarks? #Kerala #keralaelephant
Let's not forget Mr Javadekar had defended the culling of animals like nilgai, wild boar. Supported by farmers-
Javadekar, who held the post of Minister for Environment defended animal culling, insisting it is done on the request of states to protect crops…
End of the day we have a huge problem between farmers and animals that destroy their crop. Needs a solution so farmers don't resort to firecrackers & tragic #elephant deaths like in Kerala. Mr Javadekar had supported culling of nilgai etc because of this…
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Pl be clear that

1. The pregnant elephant in Kerala was not intentionally fed with pineapple filled with firecrackers by someone.

2. It accidentally ate the explosive snare that was kept to ward off wild boars to protect the crops.

#Elephant #ElephantDeath
3. Though illegal, this method is used in many parts to fend off wild animals that invade cultivated area and destroy crops.

4. The incident happened in Palakkad district, not in Malappuram.

5. There is ABSOLUTELY no communal connection to the incident.

6. Both forest department and police have registered cases and investigations are on.

7. Forest department, as soon as they came to know of the incident tried to rescue the elephant, but in vain.

8. The elephant died on 27th May, not yesterday.

#Elephant #keralaelephant
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Elephants are a core part of ritual worship in the temples of Kerala. Almost all the local festivals in Kerala include at least one #Elephant

There is also an event which is known as Pooram Gajamela which translates to “Festival of Elephants.”

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The #Elephant processions gather the largest crowds with music and classical dance performances accompanied by lots of frenzy. Some of these celebrations continue through the night and even last a few days. One can cherish the sight of elephants dressed up in gold and red silks.
It takes place in the months late April or early May near Vadakkumnathan temple which is located in Thrissur.
There are nearly 30 elephants accompanied with 250 artistes beating rhythmic drums. This is one of Kerala's popular and grand festivals.

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Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran (born 1964) The majestic elephant fondly known as Raman is the tallest #Elephant in India (2nd tallest Asia).

The reverence given to these elephants by the devotees is mind boggling. #thrissurpooram #Kerala
VC: Arin Media
Location : Vadukkunathan Temple, Trissur, Kerala
🐘 Elephant is not just an Animal..
'Techikottu Ramachandran' from Vadukkunathan Temple, is an emotion for devotees!!
#TrissurPooram ImageImage
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This is a #Pangolin, the most trafficked mammal on planet. Found across India naturally & un-harmful but millions are hunted & trafficked across Asia & Africa. All eight species of them are under threat for their use in medicines. There is no proof that they spread #Covid19.
They are Ant eaters & important part of ecosystem. Indian pangolin is found across India & now endangered. Everywhere they are on their last leg. Scales are used in traditional medicines mistakenly for ailments & reducing impotency. Huge market in China & SE Asia. Both AP images.
Last year Singapore seized 8.8 tonnes of #elephant #ivory & 11.9 tonnes of #pangolin scales in 3 containers en route from DR Congo to Vietnam. For which 33,000 pangloin were killed. This is only one such seizure. There is huge market & harmless creature hunted to the extinction.
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