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NATIONAL PORTAL ON HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT CALLED "SURAKHSYA".

NATIONAL PORTAL ON HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT CALLED "SURAKHSYA".

Context

Union Environment Minister has launched National Portal on Human-Elephant conflict called "SURAKHSYA".

Details

  • It aims to collect real-time information.
  • It will manage conflicts on a real-time basis.
  • It will help to set data collection protocols, data visualization tools and data transmission pipelines.
  • It was launched during the international annual event World Elephant Day.

World Elephant Day

  • It was launched in 2012, to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants.

About Project Elephant

  • It was launched in 1992 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
  • It provides financial and technical support to wildlife management efforts by states for their free-ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants.

About Elephant

  • They are mammals of the family Elephantidae.
  • They are the largest existing land animals.
  • There are three species in the world currently: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant.
  • Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea.

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