Train collisions are the fourth-largest cause of unnatural elephant mortality in the country, with over 220 elephant mortalities across different states of India since 1987. In fact, eight elephants died in this manner in December 2016, all in the north-eastern state of Assam. We intend to address this grave issue through direct, short-term interventions in three critical railway stretches. Activities will include organising local communities into volunteer networks to keep tabs on elephant herds, deploying night patrols on railway lines to drive elephants away from the tracks, providing timely intimation to station masters, and organising sensitisation camps for locomotive pilots. We know what needs to be done, but we need your help to do it.

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