Help Save Elephants in India

by Wildlife Trust of India
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Project Report | Jul 5, 2017
Mitigating Human-Elephant conflict, Pakke-Doimara

By Harsha Doriya | Assistant Project Officer

Team addressed the heightened levels of HEC.
Team addressed the heightened levels of HEC.

Elephants are highly intelligent, long ranging animals that follow traditional migratory routes, passed down from one generation to the next, to move between forested areas in search of food and water. With the destruction and fragmentation of wild habitats caused by multitude of natural and anthropogenic factors these gentle giants are forced to move through human dominated areas, causing an upsurge in Human-Elephant conflict (HEC).

Elephant corridors form vital natural habitat linkages between forest patches and allow elephants to maintain genetic flow and offset seasonal variations in the availability of forage and water. Dadzu-Lumia Elephant Corridor (also known as the Dezzling Elephant Corridor) serves as the critical linkage for elephant habitats of Pakke Tiger Reserve and Doimara Forest Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. In the past few years, Elephants moving through the areas had been entering human settlements in the fringe villages of Ramda, Khuppi, and Kimi, posing a threat to human lives and causing damage to property (houses, parked vehicles, kitchen gardens etc.) As human-wildlife conflict can reduce local support for species conservation, urgent action was required. 

Through your support, Rapid Action Project was initiated to address the escalating problem of HEC. Local people were motivated and engaged who could aid in conflict mitigation. Adequate training on elephant behaviors and effective techniques of driving elephants from human settlements were provided. The Anti depredation team thus formed, were also provided logistical support and essential equipments required for the proper conduct of their duties in areas where conflict was most common. 

During the course of the project, the anti depredation teams made successful interventions including driving away a wild elephants that had been regularly raiding a granary in Tippi village, and chasing a herd of five elephants away from another settlement and into Pakke Tiger Reserve. The teams monitored the area on a regular basis and no other conflict situation was reported. In fact, no loss of life or property has been recorded since the RAP was implemented.

The team trained on conflict mitigation techniques will continue to avoid HEC instances within the area and ensure that our National Heritage animal is given their Right of passage for years to come.

Anti depredation teams mitigating the HEC.
Anti depredation teams mitigating the HEC.
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Wildlife Trust of India

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh - India
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Project Leader:
Monica Verma
Noida , Uttar Pradesh India
$93,530 raised of $100,000 goal
 
1,501 donations
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