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India | As Kaziranga NP expands, evictions of adjacent residents do too

As day broke on November 1, elephant safaris for tourists in the Kaziranga National Park resumed after a long pandemic-induced break. Many local residents heaved a sigh of relief, hoping the vacationers would finally start flocking in.


But a few kilometres away from where the elephant safaris started, Jaya Dutta woke up to a sight that made her break down: her coconut trees, which had just started flowering, lay on the ground, probably felled in a nocturnal onslaught by a hungry pachyderm.


https://scroll.in/article/977999/as-kaziranga-national-park-spreads-local-residents-tear-down-their-homes-before-they-are-evicted

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