Bhubaneswar: In view of increasing number of human-elephant conflict incidents in the State, Odisha Government has issued new guidelines to monitor movement of elephants.
The office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Odisha, directed all the DFOs to follow the revised guidelines scrupulously and curb man-elephant conflict.
As per the guidelines, the forest officials will keep track of movement of elephants including lone tuskers in their concerned areas. They will alert the villagers. If required, they will take up anti depredation activities by mobilizing locals and resources available with them.
Here’re new guidelines on Elephant Monitoring Mechanism:
Any deviation of the guidelines will be viewed seriously. The control room at Head office level is being set up and its starting date will be intimated soon, said a notification by State Wildlife Headquarters.