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India loses one tusker every four days Richa Sharma, The New Indian Express September 2, 2017 



NEW DELHI: As per the Union ministry’s data, on an average, one elephant is killed every four days either due to poisoning, train accident, poaching or electrocution.

 

report continues 

 

 

http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2017/sep/02/india-loses-one-tusker-every-four-days-1651675.html

 

it is very concerning, lower death numbers than Africa , but the total population is  much lower 

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You are right, it is concerning, though lower today than Africa but our numbers too are much lower, hence the risk is much higher. Our human population, being a developing country, destruction happening everywhere, highways being built, forests being cut, dams being built. It is unfortunate that wildlife has to take the brunt for nothing that they demand, desire or need. 

 

Elephant poaching cases are not such a big concern as the train accidents. I just fail to understand how can a train driver miss such a huge mammal on the tracks. And it is not that they just appear on the tracks. They are usually crossing the tracks in their migration route or their corridors. The railways is much aware and so are the driver told to be cautious in these areas. There is a speed limit as well in such areas for the train to pass, all it requires is a bit of caution, even that seems to be thrown to the winds. 

 

Having said and accepted all this, it is still incredible that despite all this, wildlife has managed to survive in India. Infact some key species numbers have gone up. Tigers, Rhinos, and Lions have actually seen an increase in population. There is concentrated effort in the direction. Only if help comes from all quarters will it be so much easy. It is like in a team sport where everyone must contribute. If one does well, and the other falters it does no good for the team. So it is in conservation. 

 

 

Edited by Sharad Kumar Vats
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Thats really very sad to here this and i thin Gov should take step for this.

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