Drive to check man versus elephant conflict (Jamshedpur, India)


Times of India

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Taking a lesson from the death of two elephants, including a calf, at Gerua village in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary (DWS) on Monday, the state forest department has launched a drive to make villagers aware about the ways and means to minimize potential threats of conflict with the pachyderms.

The office of the divisional conservator of forest (DCF) on Tuesday announced a long-term plan involving villagers living in the foothills of Dalma to thwart potential man-animal conflict.

Prior information about the movement of elephants, sharing the same information with the concerned field officer, proper tracking of elephant movements, understanding the behaviour of elephants and preventive precautionary measures such as bursting crackers to chase elephants in the event of contingency, are some of the important points which the forest department has chalked out for a comprehensive awareness programme.