Elephantine conflict 

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  • February 17, 2020
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Elephantine conflict 

Part of: GS Prelims –Environment  and GS-III- Conservation

In news:

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

  • West Bengal, Odisha and Assam — account for about half of both human and elephant deaths in the overall human-elephant conflict in the country,. 
  • Past five years 2,361 human deaths were recorded in elephant attacks across the country ,48% fatalities were from these three States,
  • Unnatural deaths of elephants (mainly due to poaching, train accidents, electrocution and poisoning), 53% occurred in these three States alone.
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 17th February 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 17th February 2020

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Baba’s Value addition:

The Indian elephant

  • One of three extant recognised subspecies of the Asian elephant and native to mainland Asia
  • Listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List 
  • the wild population has declined by at least 50% since the 1930s to 1940s
  • Threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.

Project Elephant.

  • Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)flagship elephant conservation programme — Project Elephant.
  • Launched in 1992,  Centrally-sponsored scheme
  • Primarily aimed at protecting elephant, their habitats and corridors
  • Addressing issues of man-animal conflict and welfare of domesticated elephants.
  • Recent years project has run aground.

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