Kill Train Speed, Not Elephants!
Special Joint Initiative: Elephant Family and Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant
Recently entire families of elephants have been killed by trains in a number of areas in northern India. This horrific and completely avoidable phenomenon is increasing across the country. In every case train speeds are unnecessarily fast and often in drastic violation of limits set and promulgated by railway officials. Many of these heinous acts have occurred in and around migratory corridors, sanctuaries, and national parks.
Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant (CIFAE) has joined forces with Elephant Family, a world-renowned champion for the Asian elephant, to create a groundswell of action on behalf of the elephant before it is too late.
Please go to http://www.elephantfamily.org/what-we-do/campaigns/railways/ and sign Elephant Family’s letter to India’s Minister for Railways. This letter is an essential first step.
In addition CIFAE and Elephant Family are and will be putting skilled people and programs in action toward assuring that real protections are implemented and maintained. Check back here, my personal Facebook page, and Elephant Family’s website and Facebook page for updates on our activities and to learn how you can help us save the Asian elephant from speeding trains.
Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant