According to it, India faces an increasing challenge of human wildlife conflict, which is driven by development pressures. Elephants are also seeking resources outside of forests and protected areas, the report said. The global wildlife population has fallen by an average of 68 per cent since 1970, WWF official says
“They come to visit quite often. They always come when there is the local market because they can smell food,” Itthipon Thaimonkol, Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan national park’s superintendent said. “These incidences are increasing in Asia, and it is likely due to a decrease in available resources and an increase in human disturbances in the elephants’ habitat,” Dr Joshua Plotnik said.