I've just returned after 45 days from one of the most productive trips to India where we launched several projects across multiple states.
In Odisha (check out all the images):
Click on the titles below to read the amazing media coverage:
In West Bengal:
Since the launch of EleSense in mid-January in West Bengal, the project continues to make news headlines. Many of you so generous funded our EleSense project - sensor based device designed to save elephants from getting killed by the reckless speeding trains. We've installed 40 pairs of the EleSense across key elephant crossing zones and we've already been able to detect elephants criss-crossing the area around 68 times (maps attached). Click on the titles below to the significant media coverage in West Bengal:
The elephants of India still need a lot of help, because in an unfortunate turn of events, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change amended India's Wildlife Protection Act (1972), legalizing captive elephant transfers for "religious and other purposes", opening up the pandora box of the nasties. The issue is, there's no mechanism to keep track of elephants currently in captivity and the ones that are being illegally captured. As a matter of fact, this amendment to the WPA embodens illegal captures of wild elephants.
So,we still have a lot of work to do, if we are to save the endangered Asian elephants. India is their last bastion because it houses 60% of all Asian elephants. Please continue to support this very critical projects to save these ecologically significant animals by helping us plant saplings for the famished elephants and create waterbodies for them.
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On behalf of all the elephants of India, and our Board of Directors, my most sincere gratitude for your support. Only collectively can we save the endangered Asian elephants. Let's work together to save these majestic animals!!
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