Friday, November 02, 2018

Elephant Corridor in Rajaji-Corbett National Park

CPI (Male) organized a meeting in which the decision to run a signature campaign to change the land status of Bindukhatta to revenue village and removal of elephant corridor was taken. As well as announcement to perform in Lalkuan on December 26, a memorandum will be sent to CM and PM. This information was given by Uttarakhand State Secretary of CPI Male.

The Elephant corridor in Rajaji-Corbett Elephant Reserve in the Shivaliks of Uttaranchal state. Efforts were made to detect changes in the state of forest covervis- à -vis the status of elephant corridors during the three periods i.e. 1967. 1986 and 1998 using remote sensing and GIS. The ERDAS Imagine digital image processing andArcView GIS software packages were used for this purpose. Temporal satellite imagery and ground observations in the Rajaji-Corbett Elephant Reserve revealed forest loss, degradation and disturbances in the elephant corridor areas, hindering elephant movement and restricting them to forests islands. Motichur-Chilla corridor, despite being a highly favoured habitat for the elephants in corbett national park and rajaji national park region was found to be highly threatened followed by Kotdwar
and Ramnagar corridors. Construction of wide bridges across Kunao-Chilla Canal, recreation of corridors through reforestation, reduction of all kinds of pressures in the elephant corridor areas and providing higher protection to elephant corridors are recommended.

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