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| Last Updated:: 06/10/2021

The absence of captive elephants in Madhya Pradesh is impacting tiger conservation



by Manish Chandra Mishra



  • In the tiger state of Madhya Pradesh, captive elephants are used for patrolling forests and for conservation work, including tiger management.


  • The state, however, has a shortage of captive elephants that can be used for conservation activities and the forest department has been trying to translocate elephants from other states.


  • There is an ongoing debate over the stressful conditions of elephants in captivity. Experts say that there is a need to find alternatives to elephants, such as all-terrain vehicles, for patrolling.