The Biggest Budget Allocation for Elephant-Proofing In Karnataka
- Discarded rail tracks are being used to create barricades, for preventing elephants from wandering into areas inhabited by people. These barricades are particularly helpful for those areas where Elephant Proof trenches and solar fences are ineffective.
- You will find these types of barricades along some parts of the Bannerghatta National Park boundaries, and some near Hosur. You will also get to see them around Kodagu forest patches, and even in Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks.
- This venture is currently the biggest state budget allocation, for curbing man animal conflicts.
- Trenches and solar fences are not very effective in tougher terrains and areas where there are water bodies present. These types of barricades are the best solution for those areas.
- Elephant proofing
- Man-Animal conflict