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Section Ranger Gary Bawden HSUS
In 10 out of Tamil Nadu’s 32 districts, one big issue is simply not on the poll agenda of any political party. Man-animal conflict, which has taken lives of both humans and wild animals, destroyed cro...
Human-elephant conflict may only be mitigated through population management. In India, elephant populations are managed through translocation and capture of wild elephants for captivity. While some translocated elephants return to the site of conflict, others may cause trouble in their new locations. Capturing elephants for captivity is a contentious issue as it may involve cruel methods like confinement, starvation and the use of brutal force. In South Africa, a novel approach called immunocontraception has been successfully used to manage populations of wild elephants.