Monday, July 18, 2011

Elephant Trumpeting their cause & Recommendations

With increasing human population, more and more forest land is being taken over. Habitat loss added to degradation of forests has led to man-elephant conflict. This is a problem faced in Asia and Africa, where humans and elephants are killing each other and also the end of food sources This is because forests have been fragmented and degraded, have become plantations, which has stopped feeding the elephants and migratory patterns. It is time for conservation measures to be put in place to assure the safety of the gentle giant.

Some Recommendations

No change to existing elephant


Involve local community in protection

Constitute local management

committees in all elephant reserve

Initiate long-term scientific studies on

elephant ecology and census methods

Check the ivory trade

Improve care and management of

captive elephants

Establish high engagement zone mitigation

task forces

‘Grain for grain' compensation of crops

lost due to conflict

Create awareness about the importance

and the value of elephants

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