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World Elephant Day: About 60% of Asian elephants reside in India

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World Elephant Day: About 60% of Asian elephants reside in India

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On Friday, World Elephant Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed India’s dedication to conserving elephants.

Additionally, he mentioned that around 60% of all Asian elephants reside in India.

Successes in the protection of the species must be seen in the perspective of the country’s greater initiatives to reduce human-animal conflict and incorporate local communities’ traditional knowledge in the advancement of environmental awareness, he said.

He tweeted: “Reiterating our commitment to protecting elephants on World Elephant Day. You’ll be glad to know that over 60% of Asian elephants live in India. In the past eight years, there have been more elephant reserves established. I also applaud everyone who works to conserve elephants.”

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