The major cause of depredation in the State is attributed to higher population of elephants and inadequate and fragmented habitats. Their food and water requirement being very high, elephants have to traverse extensively through fragmented forests often through human habitations and cultivations to fulfill their needs. This invariably results in man animal conflict. The Department carries out protection measures and promotes eco-friendly activities to reduce such conflict and ameliorate the suffering of people living in and around elephant habitat through various measures.
Anti-depredation measures include elephant scaring operation, setting up of voluntary (protection) squads, construction of physical barriers such as sausage barriers and provides ex-gratia relief to wildlife depredation victims. In addition to these measures, people are being encouraged to adopt such agricultural practices that will not attract wildlife constantly.
Details on Depredation cases:-
Ex-gratia paid under CSS and State Funds: