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World Elephant Day observed at Nagaon

World Elephant Day was observed today by Green Guard Nature Organization with students and villagers of elephant depredation affected areas along the Nagaon- Karbi Anglong border. Green Guard Executive Member Dulu Bora, who is also a Consultant with the London-based Elephant Family, interacted with students of Samgaon No. 2 Buniyadi Bidyalaya and Samgaon Madhya Engrazi Bidyalaya, close to the Karbi foothills elephant habitat. Later, he addressed farmers of Loonsoong village on the best practices of human-elephant conflict management from his experiences as Field Officer for the grassroots initiatives of Green Guard Nature Organization since 2004. Dulu also thanked the community for the overwhelming support to the Community Elephant Fodder Plantation Project since 2013. As the Elephant Family designated Associate Conservationist for Human-Elephant Coexistence, Dulu hopes to motivate these fringe forest communities to find sustainable local solutions for human-elephant conflict management. A plantation programme was also organize to mark the World Elephant Day.

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Rituraj Phukan is the Chief Operating Officer, Walk For Water; District Manager, Assam, Nagaland & Manipur, The Climate Reality Project India and Secretary General of Green Guard Nature Organization.

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