On The Right Track — Safe Passage for Elephants in Rajaji
A film by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).
Eighteen Asian Elephants were killed in accidents with trains on a railway line that crosses the Rajaji National Park in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand state between 1987 and 2001. This line connects the holy city of Haridwar with the capital of this state, Dehradun, and is one of the busiest. This film documents a Rapid Action Project undertaken by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) which studied the problem and suggested solutions that led to steps that ensured no elephant deaths on this track since 2001. A heartening win that proves that a little bit of care can allow human technology and ancient natural living systems to coexist. The Rajaji example is now being replicated in other areas with similar problems.