Elephants have been a part of our culture, and we have lived in harmony with wildlife, especially elephants, for centuries. However, the situation has come where elephants are being threatened due to habitat loss and fragmentation. And the relationship between people and elephants has become strained leading to negative interactions, which we call conflicts. The dimensions of human-wildlife conflict are as varied as the causes that lead to them. But one thing is certain. Today elephants and humans live in closer contact than ever before, and new stories of their contact emerge every day – some kind, some painful, but all important for the conservation these gentle giants.
We, at Aranyakam Nature Foundation, invite you to enter your photographs that speak of these stories which tells importance of the conservation of elephants or some special behaviours or some interactions with humans/human made objects/human made landscapes in our Photography competition themed “Elephants and People”.
This World Elephant Day, let your stories be heard.