This village in India was completely relocated because of elephants — TakePart

New Ram Terang provides 19 families with larger, sturdier houses; organic fisheries; health, education, and sanitation facilities; and a community hall. (Photo: Sarita Santoshini)

When a village in Assam agreed to relocate from the Kalapahar Doigurung elephant corridor to make way for the animals, it received wide applause. Residents got health care, education, and sanitation in the bargain. But for a community that has lived in the midst of ethnic tensions, poverty, and animal-wildlife conflict for decades, solutions seldom play out as simply. Read the longform reported feature on TakePart.


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