Launch of Project Re-HAB
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Biodiversity; Environment
- Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) was recently launched in Kodagu, Karnataka.
- Launched by: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
- Objective: To prevent elephant attacks in human habitations using honeybees.
- It entails installing bee boxes along the periphery of the forest and the villages.
- These spots are located on the periphery of the Nagarahole National Park and Tiger Reserve, known conflict zone.
- It is believed that elephants’ fear of the bees will prevent them from transgressing into human landscape.
- Project Re-HAB is a sub-mission of the KVIC’s National Honey Mission.