State human-elephant conflict discussed at Gaj Mahotsava

State human-elephant conflict discussed at Gaj Mahotsava
(L to R) Jayaram, Satya Prakash Tripathi, Tilotama Verma, and a journalist during the panel discussion in New Delhi.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/15/2018 11:37:58 AM IST

The International Elephant Day (August 12) and Gaj Mahotsava (Elephants Festival) was organized by ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, New Delhi. 

A press release from Wildlife Nagaland stated that, PCCF (Wildlife) & chief wildlife warden Nagaland, Satya Prakash Tripathi and K. Caroline Angami, wildlife warden, Dimapur participated in the Gaja Mahotsava in New Delhi.

Participating in the  discussion on leadership panel-centre-state cooperation in strengthening  Project Elephant, Satya Parkash Tripathi, highlighted the prevalent human-elephant conflict in Wokha district (50 villages), Zunheboto district (4 villages), Mokokchung district (2 villages), following blockade of existing elephant corridor between Assam and Nagaland. 

He reflected upon the conservation work done by the people of the state, whereby the state has been recognised as the World Capital of Falcons and even received the country’s biodiversity award in 2018.

He appealed to the ministry, elephant experts, Wildlife Institute of India, and other stakeholders to come forward and join hands with the Nagaland Forest department in addressing the issue by providing financial and technical assistance.


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