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Andaman forests under threat from deer and elephants: Report

The islands have no native herbivores except for wild pig, which is omnivorous while elephants were brought over from mainland India in the 1880s.
The islands have no native herbivores except for wild pig, which is omnivorous while elephants were brought over from mainland India in the 1880s.


2013-08-22 - Kolkata, India
The tropical rainforests of Andaman islands are under threat - not from illegal felling of timber or clearing of forests for development activities - but from being finished off by an invasive species of deer and elephant, a research says. According to the report prepared by Rauf Ali from the Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning in Puducherry, the herbivore species is causing the vegetation to decrease significantly.



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