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Aaranyak calls for policy change to deal with man-elephant conflict

'Building mega dams, training rivers sans region-specific policy will trigger disaster'

GUWAHATI: Aaranyak, a front line  bio-diversity conservation in the northeast, on Sunday, raised alarm over killing of 60 elephants in Assam in the last ten months besides flagging the water and climate induced disasters experienced of late in the region.

Aaranyak which has been undertaking site-specific measures to mitigate human -elephant conflicts, has advocated for policy change and synergy among concerned departments of forests, agriculture and electricity for dealing with the burning problem.

The biodiversity conservation and research organisation which is observing its 29th foundation day on Sunday, called for urgency on part of policy making agencies to tackle disasters induced by climate change and acute urban water crisis facing Assam and other parts of the region.

The organisation advocated that it would be disastrous to opt for building mega dams and go for intervention of rivers without formulating region-specific policy in tune with the changed scenario.

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