Elephants are ready, are you?
Like every year the wild Elephants have started their journey. It has already damaged and ruined the crops of farmers in many villages in Haliyal and Yallapur division.. In a few days the elephants will enter to the Mundagod range villages. Pune- based NGO,Wildlife Rresearch and Conservation Society ( WRCS) is working with farmers in training them in protecting their crops from elephants since last ten years. WRCS team is already busy installing sirens to provide early alerts and prevent crop damage in villages visited by elephants. The farmers are motivated to make safe watch towers, install trip alarms, bee hive fences and chilly based deterrents to protect their crops. The forest department has instructed that farmers can avoid crop damage caused by elephants by installing low-cost equipment as shown by WRCS”. Range Forest Officer, Mundgod range explained.