Om Prakash Pandey, Elephant Talk 2015
Om Prakash Pandey; PCCF (WL) Assam, raised the concern for the reverse effect of conservation. Kaziranga is shrinking and cannot actively support the rising population of the animals. Community participation and acceptance is critical as rhino population will continue to increase if conservation measures continue. Acceptance of projects/programmes from forest officers and government officials is of no consequence if the community is not accepting the conservation plans and results.