Human elephant Conflict in India
Communities living in the proximity of elephant landscapes face daily challenges in terms of protecting their crops from elephants. Elephants find agricultural crops irresistible. No wonder that farmers find it difficult to keep elephants away from their
crop fields. To cope with this problem farmers, elephant scientists, and wildlife managers in Asia and Africa, have come up with a variety of techniques to keep the giant at bay. These solutions range from simple common-sense solutions to those using advanced
technology. The last two chapters are devoted to more general elephant management issues. We hope this book makes it easier for people and elephants to live together in the same landscape.
-Quote from WRCS website
Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (WRCS) have produced a detailed booklet on how to deal with human elephant conflict in India. This book describes, in simple terms, a wide range of techniques and solutions that people have come up with, to protect
agricultural crops from elephants. Each section describes one technique.
WRCS have also pointed out the pros and cons of each technique, so that you can make an informed decision on which one you should use.
They have now uploaded the digital version of the Crop Protection Book on their website. Click on the link below so that they can send you a pdf version of the book.
In the wake of increasing retaliatory killings of elephants, we hope that this book can provide an educated and informed options to farmers and Forest Department. We can't afford to lose any more lives - of people and elephants.
WRCS(Wildlife Research and Conservation Society) has been working in the field of human elephant conflict for many years. IndianwildlifeClub.com has collaborated with WRCS online over the years too. Please read about our collaboration in the "Gajanana
Campaign"at the link below.
We also made a short film on the human elephant conflict, where Shaleen Attre, a young conservationist talks about this conflict
Please watch and write your comments on the You Tube channel so that we can have a meaningful conversation on the issue.