Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, June 27, 2022

The absence of captive elephants in Madhya Pradesh is impacting tiger conservation

 

 

by Manish Chandra Mishra

 

 

  • In the tiger state of Madhya Pradesh, captive elephants are used for patrolling forests and for conservation work, including tiger management.

 

  • The state, however, has a shortage of captive elephants that can be used for conservation activities and the forest department has been trying to translocate elephants from other states.

 

  • There is an ongoing debate over the stressful conditions of elephants in captivity. Experts say that there is a need to find alternatives to elephants, such as all-terrain vehicles, for patrolling.

 

 

 

Source:

https://india.mongabay.com/2021/09/the-absence-of-captive-elephants-in-madhya-pradesh-is-impacting-tiger-conservation/