Can organised cultivation and plantations co-exists with Wild Elephants?

Can organised cultivation and plantations co-exists with Wild Elephants?

A herd of wild elephants attack and threaten a tea garden in Assam, India. The labourers get terrified and flee, stopping all tea harvesting and management work. Forest department personnel and the tea garden managers and their team use rifles to shoot in the air, in an attempt to frighten the elephants away, but in vain.

The escalating man-elephant conflict in Assam is posing a serious conservation challenge. Prowling herds of elephants in search of food have made it a habit to cause heavy damage on private crops and tea garden in villages. Farmers whose main sustenance is agriculture are left with no option but retaliate by setting traps which unfortunately kills these giants mainly through poisoning and electrocution.

Can organised cultivation and plantations co-exists with Wild Elephants?

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