Elephant And Tiger Population Estimation To Converge
All India Elephant and Tiger population estimation exercise to be done in convergence for the first time in 2022
Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav released the population estimation protocol to be adopted in the exercise to be taken up for the All India elephant and tiger population estimation in 2022. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), for the first time is converging elephant and tiger population estimation, the protocol for which was released on the occasion of World Elephant Day.
The Union Environment Minister stressed the involvement of local and indigenous people in the Conservation of elephants and said that a bottom-up approach is the way forward, which will also help in minimizing Human-Elephant Conflict as well.
The Environment Minister also said that there has been a pressing need to improve and harmonize the population estimation methods along more scientific lines in various states across India and expressed happiness that the Ministry for the first time is converging both elephant and tiger population estimation.
Minister of State, Ashwini Kumar Chaubey said that saving elephants is saving forests and saving forests leads to saving the entire ecosystems and exhorted all especially the youth to nurture and carry forward the traditional ethos of Indian culture of living in harmony with nature and wildlife.