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Increase in infrastructure impacting existence of elephants: UN

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The increase in the infrastructure and expanse of the through elephant corridors have severely impacted the existence of elephants, a senior said today.

Erik Solheim, the of UN Environment, underlined that human and animal conflict had become a serious issue and needed to be addressed.

The increase in the infrastructure and expanse of through elephant corridors have severely impacted the existence of and the plastic waste dumped into the forests is finding its way into their stomach, causing serious harm, Solheim said in a video message, while addressing a gathering at the Gaj Mahotsav -- a festival organised to spread awareness on the need to preserve -- here.

"Just like humans have the right to passage, so do has 101 elephant corridors and we must do whatever it takes to protect and preserve these," the UN added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 15 2018. 21:30 IST
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