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Radio Collaring of Elephants: Environment Ministry has “recently initiated the verification exercise of elephant corridors and is also working on mapping land use and land cover of elephant reserves in the country using GIS technology (radio-collaring) which will also aid conservation”.
The Elephant is the National Heritage Animal of India (status accorded in 2010). The elephant has been accorded the highest possible protection under the Indian wildlife law through its listing under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 of India. This means that hunting/trading this species can attract rigorous imprisonment of up to seven years and a minimum fine of 25000 INR.
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