The Terai Forest is a lowland region located in northern India. The central forest division of Terai has initiated a plan of planting vegetation in the jungle to prevent wild elephants from entering human habitation in search of food.
While speaking to Hindustan Times, Divisional Forest Officer, Dr. Abhilasha Singh stated that they are sowing plants of various vegetation favoured by the elephants in order to prevent the elephants from entering human settlements.
She further mentioned that the forest department will ensure to keep the ponds in the jungle filled with water and will also build fences around areas where elephant movement is high. Taking into consideration the increased number of elephants in the forest area, the department is going to sow miscellaneous seeds in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand in India.
Recently, the Terai Central forest division team had to stop the traffic when they observed the movements of elephants in order to help them cross the roads. The forest officials also ensured that no harm was caused to both elephants and the local people.
ANI took their Twitter handle to share this incident and to help support the initiative of planting vegetation in the jungle for the animals.