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News from India
In among all the serious news from India (from anywhere, really), is this front-page bit from Times of India. This is one of the things I love about India. Sometimes, like most superpowers, they just plow ahead with progress and let nature go to hell. But there is enough combination of sentiment and common sense to come up with this kind of solution when nature meets expansion.
Not nearly often enough....but I take encouragement where I can get it.
TOI: Call it a Grand Trunk Road. The National Highways Authority of India says it will build the world’s first flyover corridors for elephants over the highway and railway line that cut through Rajaji National Park to link major pilgrim towns of Hardwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. ...The passes would be covered in foliage resembling natural environment.
The Elephant Dancer: A Story of Ancient India (Read-It! Chapter Books)
Right of Passage; Elephant Corridors of India (Conservation Reference Series, No. 3)
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