Elephants in the Coffee land

facing an elephant 2625130738 o - Dhanush Shetty

facing an elephant 2625130738 o - Dhanush Shetty

I worked under the guidance of Dr Vijaya Kumara, Kuvempu University for his Vision Group of Science and technology, DBT, Govt. of karnataka funded project.

We used geospatial techniques, socio-economic survey, camera trapping, mitigation analysis & evaluation to study the impact of elephant crop raiding on the owners and working staff of coffee estates of Chikmagalur, Western Ghats.

Our project also had aimed at isolating DNA from elephant dung to analyze patterns in genetic diversity, gene flow, and effective population size among different elephant populations but due to COVID 19 pandemic we had to limit our work.