Since the beginning of mankind, animals have had to make way for people. We come in, build, take over, and run them off their land. But for the first time in known history, people are moving for animals.
In Assam India, an entire village is relocating to make room for the Asian Elephants. The Ran Terang village is situated in the direct corridor connecting the Nambor-Doigrung Wildlife sanctuary to the Kaziranga National Park. This “highway” is the lifeline for approximately 2,000 threatened pachyderms. By moving the village, there will be no human interference allowing the elephants to move freely, as well as making way for other threatened species such as the tigers.
Convincing the village to move has not been easy, but the people will also benefit. In addition to not worrying about the elephants destroying their paddy crops now, the 19 families are being set up with water and…
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