PM Modi vows to protect elephants, India gets 32nd reserve | India News

NEW DELHI: Note that India is home to about 60% of all Asian elephants, PM Narendra Modi on World Elephant Day on Friday, reiterated India’s commitment to protecting giant elephants. On this occasion, the government announced the establishment of another elephant sanctuary, Agasthiyamalai In Tamil Naduand decided to take more action to address human-elephant conflict situations that cause the deaths of around 500 people and 100 jumbos annually across the country.
Agasthiyamalai will be the country’s 32nd elephant sanctuary, adding 1,197 square kilometers of the reserve dedicated to elephant conservation. This has brought the total area under elephant sanctuaries in India to about 76,508 square kilometers across 14 states.
“Elephant conservation successes must be viewed in the context of larger efforts being made in India to reduce human-animal conflict, while integrating local and intellectual communities.” their traditional wisdom in raising environmental consciousness,” tweeted PM Modi while praising the efforts of elephant conservationists.
The Ministry of Environment has decided to convene an inter-ministerial meeting with Rail to bring the issue of preventing elephant deaths from train crashes to a logical conclusion.

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