20th January 2019 Daily Current Affairs
★ Elephant corridors are narrow strips of land that connect two large habitats of elephants.
★ Nearly 40% of elephant reserves are vulnerable, as they are not within protected parks and sanctuaries. Also, the migration corridors have no specific legal protection.
★ The movement of elephants is essential to ensure that their populations are genetically viable. It also helps to regenerate forests on which other species, including tigers, depend.
★ Elephant corridors are also crucial to reduce animal fatalities due to accidents and other reasons. So fragmentation of forests makes it all the more important to preserve migratory corridors.
★ Ending human interference in the pathways of elephants is more a conservation imperative.