An Elephant Conservation Initiative

Elephants die in India due to train collisions, threatening their survival

No mitigation solution has yet been shown to be effective

 

The Indian population of elephants is rapidly depleting due to fatal encounters with trains, trucks and human activities

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Railway lines and other linear infrastructure projects run through the forests for thousands of kms affecting wildlife corridors

Animals cross the tracks to reach nearby water bodies, or in search of food, and end up getting trapped

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Elephants produce social calls that can be detected by acoustic sensors at ranges of kilometers

Ear to the Wild Foundation (EWF) will dispose a network of these sensor nodes along the railways to alert in real-time trains passing by, so timely actions can be taken to prevent collisions