T'puram: As many as 20 forest areas in the state are prone to poaching of elephants, according to a report by Forest Department. In a circular issued by the forest chief it has been asked to intensify the search operation.According to the circular a copy of which is with Mathrubhumi News, there are only 1200 tuskers left in the Kerala forest. The circular points out that after 2004 no detail search has been carried out. It points that though elephant poaching was registered on June 21, the combing operation started late after news appeared in media.
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