A new conflict has erupted in India: One that pits elephants against humans - A video shared from Brut Nature
The human elephant conflict has reached enormous proportions in India. While the NGO's and conservationists continue to look at alternatives, solutions, co-existence, majority of the population have no clue as to how to deal with the situation. How to deal with the persistent conflict and often that leads to taking brute force into their hands. Stone pelting, chasing the elephants by fire, firecracker sounds, gun shots, even illegal electrocution, endless amount of force that are not natural and illegal continue to abate. There has to be broader education, engagement with the public and sympathies with those that are generally affected in number of ways including with those that have lost their livelihood, precious dear ones, in some cases sole bread winners is a critical process of future conservation.
Dr. Thomas Grant
Professor of Journalism at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College