Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones

What is Important?
From UPSC Perspectives
Prelims :elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones
Mains:Background & Highlights

Why in News?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in the country as eco-sensitive zones.


  • After hearing the matter for some time, it was noted by NGT that issue of elephant corridors have been raised by different applicants and various judgments have also been passed by the Tribunal.
  • Therefore, NGT direct MoEF&CC to look into this aspect in a broader perspective and also to have a permanent solution.


  • Owing to the increased denudation and loss of their forest habitats, elephants have come increasingly into conflicts with humans and faced deliberate retaliatory killings and accidents at railway crossings, high tension power lines, power fences and trenches.
  •  Increasing number of unnatural elephant deaths taking place in the state.

Elephant corridors:
  • Elephant corridors are narrow strips of land that allow elephants to move from one habitat patch to another. There are 88 identified elephant corridors in India.
  • In Africa, Botswana houses the largest number of free-roaming elephant herds.
  • Elephants Without Borders (EWB) studies the movement of elephants is working to gain community support of local community corridors, so that elephants and humans can co-exist.

Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on November 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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