North Eastern Himalayan Region in India is witnessing a growing global uproar about the Human-Elephant conflict. Each year, Human-Elephant conflict results in approximately, 300 human deaths, damage to 10,000 to 15,000 houses and 8-10 million hectares of crop fields. It also results in 200 deaths due to poisoning, electrocution and collision with trains. Human-Elephant conflict in Assam is an outcome of habitat loss and food shortage of wild elephants, increasing human population, encroachment of forest land and shifting cultivation. A healthy elephant population represents a healthy ecosystem. Balipara Foundation, Assam, India understands that in the fight of Human vs. Nature, there is an immediate need to find ways to sustain both and allow them to grow. While no readymade solutions present themselves, what's evident is that the future of elephants is in the hands of humans! To know more watch this video only on HISTORY TV18.
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