Terai Central Forest Division is planting vegetation favoured by elephants (Photo/ANI)
Terai Central Forest Division is planting vegetation favoured by elephants (Photo/ANI)

Terai Forest Division develops mixed vegetation to prevent elephants crossing over into human habitable zones

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2021 14:02 IST


Udham Singh Nagar (Uttarakhand) [India], February 6 (ANI): Terai Central Forest Division is planting vegetation favoured by elephants in the jungle in order to prevent them from crossing over into human habitable zones, said Divisional Forest Officer Dr. Abhilasha Singh.

"We are sowing plants in the forests itself to prevent the wild elephants to go to the human-populated areas in search of food. In view of the increasing population of elephants in such areas, the forest department is going to plant miscellaneous species in Rudrapur," Singh told ANI.
She also said the forest department is keeping the ponds filled and also erected fence in the areas where elephant movement is high.
Terai Central Forest Division team stopped the traffic where elephant movement is observed and helped them to cross the roads. They ensure that no harm is caused to both elephants and the people.(ANI)

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