Living with elephants in India

Assam Haathi Project, 2008. Ecosystems India & North of England Zoological Society.

Wild elephants are oblivious to human boundaries, and this sometimes gets them into trouble. Farmers in parts of India regularly come into conflict with marauding elephants, and as a result people suffer loss and damage, and elephants risk losing their lives.

Conservationists and local people work together to prevent this happening. Here are examples of devices, schemes and systems all designed to scare away elephants without harming them.

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