A Rocha India

Bannerghatta National Park is dry deciduous scrub forest, classic habitat for the Asian Elephant Elephas maximus. The park lies just outside Bangalore and the sprawling growth of the city is causing human-elephant conflict with casualties on both sides as elephants leave the forest to seek food in neighbouring farmland.

A Rocha India has been working in and around the park since 2004 to address these issues through careful science and environmental education. An innovative and successful project involved the use of ropes soaked in a brew of oil, chilli and tobacco as a sensory barrier to keep elephants off crop fields. School children from nearby villages have also been involved in nature camps that highlight the wealth and importance of the local wildlife.

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