The Govt of India has declared the elephant as India’s national heritage animal, by doing so establishing the elephants importance in India over the centuries.
The minister for environment, Mr.Jairam Ramesh had stated that;
The elephants have been a part of Indian culture since ages and there was a need to accord the status to the animal. Read More
Kodagu Model Forest Trust & the Forest Department have jointly launched The Green Village Community Forum, a pilot project, in seven villages of Thithimathi and Devarapura gram panchayats to tackle the man-elephant conflict in the Coorg.
Nookya-Thithimathi, Hebbale, Badragola, Devarapura, Bemmathi, Maroor and Nellikaad of Thithimathi and Devarapaura Garm Panchayats come under the project. Read More
In a high level meeting of Ministry of Forests and Environment on 2nd April, castrating the elephants was one of the solution discussed for the ever increasing Man-Elephant conflict in districts like Coorg, Hassan, and other districts of Karnataka.
Ever increasing human population and illegal settlements near forest areas has escalated the Man-Elephant conflict in districts like Coorg. Read More