Conflicts are no less around national parks, sanctuaries

Conflicts are no less around national parks, sanctuaries

First-of-its-kind study in India carried out in Karnataka finds number of villages affected by human-elephant conflict and the compensation paid by the government was almost the same around protected areas and non-protected areas

Battle zone: Humans vs elephants

Afterwards, an eerie silence envelops the field. There is only the crop -- no longer standing -- and the heavy tread gouged in the mud. This is not what the farmer wanted. Nor is this what the elephant intended. But somewhere else, these signs will appear again. And the two might antagonistically meet. nitin sethi on elephant-human conflicts in the post-Project Elephant era

Battle zone: Humans vs elephants
  • Sad what happened to her dad

    Sad what happened to her dad but I don't think there's anything erratic abt the elephants behaviour if they are being chased from their home range because of mining, Maoist trouble and deforestation..it's like asking someone to go back to the desert when they come here looking for food and water! They r the the refugees!

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • While it is important to

    While it is important to evaluate crop destruction/compensatory measures in great detail and try to employ rapid response time and mechanisms for evaluating the damage to crop, improve response time and effectiveness in compensation, we should keep in mind that India is one of the worst places in the world for loss of human life to all sorts of other threats ranging from pollution to disease to accident. Some simple facts for deaths in road accidents alone: http://www.dw.de/india-has-the-highest-number-of-road-accidents-in-the-world/a-5519345 Elephants are losing much more from habitat degradation and to railway accidents than we humans are losing from conflict.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Maoists have killed more

    Maoists have killed more humans and taken over more crop land than anyone here. Crop land is lost more to sand and mining industry than to elephants. Why blame elephants for anything? Let's get some perspective.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • I am surprised to see Tamil

    I am surprised to see Tamil Nadu been left out of map. There is no solution blaming elephants and we humans have to think about controlling our actions.

    Posted by: Anonymous | one year ago | Reply
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