India Study Shows Small Hydro Increases Human Elephant Conflict

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MYSURU, India

The first-ever scientific study in India of small hydro-power projects (SHPs) has revealed that despite their being promoted as generating clean energy, facilities have a significant ecological impact and there is a correlation between the rise in SHPs and the increase in human-elephant conflict.