Elephant is the flagship species of Melagiris. Migration and crop raiding, mostly triggered by habitat degradation are showing varying patterns of late, resulting in a substantial increase in human-elephant conflict in the area. KANS would like to help in understanding and mitigating human-elephant conflict in the area.
KANS has surveyed the elephant proff trench in Jowlagiri range during the past two years and submitted detailed reports to the forest departement. The report can be downloaded from HERE and the geo-tagged pictures have been uploaded here HERE.
KANS is also tried to analyse crop-compensation data geo-spatially, and the results clearly show a rapidly worsening problem on human elephant conflict even in areas far away for continous forest patches.