The state of the wild elephant’s of the Indo-Nepalese trans-boundary area can be considered doomed if appropriate action is not taken to understand their status and hence implement conservation schemes accordingly. The elephant stands second to man in its need for land and has similar abilities of depleting its sources when insufficient to its needs. Therefore, continuing forest encroachment and destruction due to human activities, such as illegal settlement in reserve forests, or development projects, are obstructions which hinder their survival. Moreover with habitats shrinking, elephants are forced to wander long distances in order to meet their needs. Inevitably the elephant comes to stand in increasing conflict with man over land use. Read more here.
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