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Has an Elephant Trampled Your Crops? Call This Hotline For Help | Short Film Showcase

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Farmers in India now have help when their livelihoods are impacted by wildlife, thanks to this hotline. If crops are destroyed or livestock is killed, a call is placed and locally based field staff are dispatched to reported incident locations. They assess the extent of the damage and help the affected family file and track compensation claims with the government. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #Elephants #India About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Developed by Dr Krithi Karanth, project Wild Seve was launched in 2015 with the support of Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Wildlife Studies. It has grown to service 600 village settlements and almost 1/2 million people around Nagarahole and Bandipur National Parks. By empowering people and assisting the government, Wild Seve is helping to build tolerance for wildlife and wild places. Learn more about Wild Seve: https://wildseve.org/ About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Has an Elephant Trampled Your Crops? Call This Hotline For Help | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/Nbgq7yJMMAI National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (6 months ago)
Conflict arises when wildlife and humans live in close quarters. What are your thoughts on this help hotline?
ala34178 (6 months ago)
Do you have an Indian web portal which can offer to take in donations and disburse it to specific causes similar to WWF India? I think a lot of corporations will be interested in helping out as they are mandated by law to donate 2% of profits for a social cause in the country.
otto suwen (5 months ago)
I hope that the animals will not be instinct🐯🐘
Stew-A-Rew (5 months ago)
Tf u mean one patch and all that land..u will live *five months later* I'M STARVING
kiran chhetri (5 months ago)
I am from Nepal and in my country and localities such problems are found often,can i contact Natgeo team to film this ?
enlightened 1 (6 months ago)
These hindus have become SiNdus for killing their so called gods
Ae (6 months ago)
They should create kits for putting up fences that are alarmed. & start giving people safe tranquilizer weapons so that farmers can safely get predatory animals and even large elephants off of their property without hurting them.
Steve Deasy (6 months ago)
Those even number statistics at the end were very strange.
ESPexplorer (6 months ago)
Well, when you try to live in a land that doesn't belong to you, this is what happens. The land belongs to the animals
Kibazed Gameplay (6 months ago)
Wow! I wish the Elephant Wont be killed!
richystar2001 (6 months ago)
Human population needs to be controlled. Not animals.
Prins Ricky (6 months ago)
Ask Trump help to built fences!
eduardo yaaa (6 months ago)
Could you make a video about the SAExplorarion company project to do a seismic oil test this December on the already dissolved Arctic? To understand what I'm talking about, look at the post on instagram by Leonardo Di Caprio about this, it's a video
Noorhaleem 355 (6 months ago)
Very beautiful flowers
Llevellyn (6 months ago)
never seen elephants in my crop, probably they don t smoke cubans
gangadhar tutal (6 months ago)
Please save these animals. Farmers could start using modern technology like vertical cultivation in a controlled environment. Hopefully, banks or the government can provide them the capital needed. We humans are the enchroachers. These animals have been here for thousands of years.
vinod kumar (6 months ago)
There Needs to be a buffer zone. Between the people and the park !
Avetor UAC (6 months ago)
I have idea how scered animal> dont go city were live peole DOG more DOG!!! save teritory
Art Curious (6 months ago)
Very inspiring. This is what can be done when the government works to serve the people instead of stealing their money, ignoring their problems, or treating them with disrespect. A simple solution implemented by people who understand the communities needs.
ala34178 (6 months ago)
Is there a specific fund where contributions can come in and outcomes be tracked? WWF india has a portal, do you guys have an India specific operation?
Yogesh Dolas (6 months ago)
Human race is responsible for it.
LpsLover 180 (6 months ago)
I do feel bad, but the animals destroying them have lifes too.. I mean yea I would be mad But I mean I would share to..
teenee4 (6 months ago)
food can be grown indoors using LED lighting & no soil............ who plants in the dirt anymore? Too many, we have the technology now for better/greener methods of growing food.
Pepa Pepik (6 months ago)
Corey Smith (6 months ago)
Them darn animals trying to live and eat them fine vegetables. Don’t they know people have boundaries? How dare them!
Velocichap (6 months ago)
That kid at 9:28 had no body! It was inivisble
TK Baha (6 months ago)
spend billions of dollars on war weapons and built the tallest statue of the world, but not doing anything to educate citizen to live with dignity and survive peacefully with mother natures, one evil nation.
Just in Y. (2 months ago)
Ohh, it's you again.
NorthernBorderBoys (6 months ago)
+Ashutosh Kumar your on a rampage in the comment section today bro
Weedus (6 months ago)
No,Elephants never damaged my Crops..just the Police
Billy Xayasomroth (6 months ago)
Integrate hot chili 🌶 farming around the crops like fences. Even breaking them up and scatter the scent and chemical in chili peppers. Elephants hate chili’s
Wil Morales (6 months ago)
Has humans destoyed your habitat?
Christian Williams (6 months ago)
I believe that these wild animals are loosing too much of there habitats and thus have trouble finding food. Usually animal agriculture is to blame for the majority of habitat loss, species extinction and ocean dead zones. We could feed the wold twice over if we only let go of eating animals and animal products, and it would take 1/16 of the land to grow out food.
Stew-A-Rew (5 months ago)
Zoltrix (6 months ago)
Would it not be more beneficial, and possibly more profitable in the end to build reinforced high fences around crops? Or would they need to be like military grade to last? Sad seeing these animals die when humans are smart enough to figure this out. They are endangered. It may bother me more because we don't have them in Canada. I feel if we solved more issues like this, we may just solve some other issues along the way.
Dylan (6 months ago)
so frustrating. i hate when elephants trample my crops.
Mr. Advocatus Diaboli (6 months ago)
Dylan my crops bring the elephants to my yard
Pangjunmin (6 months ago)
8:22 helmet laws
Smart Cookie (6 months ago)
This is why we need poachers.
aryan dookhy (6 months ago)
Fiona Me (6 months ago)
Jesus I hope not! I live in Australia 🙏
Just in Y. (2 months ago)
Good luck surviving anything that can move.
Katherine Uribe (6 months ago)
Very difficult for these poor people and the elephants, leopards, tigers and other animals. In the Gir Forest area the villagers treasure the few lions that live in the area, and do much to protect them. In other areas, the elephants stand by the road and the people give them fruit, hay, greens, like a toll road! Hard to believe, but true!
Rishi Naik (6 months ago)
yes dear this is what is truth what we have seen....hey are you on instagram Katherine and where u from ??? m from Goa
Dilip K (6 months ago)
Get out of the forest
Suspicious sauce guy (6 months ago)
i live in sweden theres no elephants here xd
Suspicious sauce guy (6 months ago)
Ashutosh Kumar they are in zoos but i dont like zoos because they enslave animals and they would never come here by themselves because of our weather and stuff they are captured by people and brought to a place that they suffer in because of the weather but some days here in sweden are really warm but some animals dont want to live here or cant because of the weather and stuff but its better for them to be in the wild anywhere because in zoos they are basically slaves or its better for some animals to not be wild like dogs but idk but i think its better for like dogs to not be in the wild if you treat them good
DeepBlue (6 months ago)
Get the elephants but dont kill the big cats!!
NorthernBorderBoys (6 months ago)
More wildlife fencing less compensation
NorthernBorderBoys (6 months ago)
Create fenced corridors, supply water, just saying people have been doing it in africa for over 150years, poaching is a greater issue there compared to crop damage, but i dunno we all want a happy ending for the farmers and wildlife. Australians built a dingo proof fence 5500km long, from one side of australia to the other !
DeepBlue (6 months ago)
Buy a gun
Alex Raulins (6 months ago)
Himanshu Kumar On behalf of my fellow Americans I’d Ike to let you know that the majority of the United States guns are owned by the military and only 2% of the civilian population
Himanshu Kumar (6 months ago)
We are not addicted to guns like you guys are
Alex Raulins (6 months ago)
DeepBlue civilians owning guns is illegal in India and most other countries
überguy (6 months ago)
5:53 such a sight brings me ire, not only do i feel great sympathy for the beautiful creature as i can clearly see it's breathing tiredly which i can only hope is a tranquilized state, but it also reminds me of many years uselessly invested/wasted in school. Sidenote: Yeah, i don't believe those 'total numbers' as they are too round. Stop lying if ya gonna end it with a factual note.
überguy (6 months ago)
+Lynn Yuzuriha Aye, i'm just frustrated with the situation.
Lynn Yuzuriha (6 months ago)
During that timestamp the voice over said "poisoning the attackers" which sadly means that it wasn't just tranquilized :( but we can't really talk on behalf of them, because for those people those animals are taking away their means of surviving.
Whomping Walrus (6 months ago)
You don't need all the sigfigs to still have figs that are sig.
trevor bowen (6 months ago)
überguy I think the numbers were more like rounded estimates because they might have a major impact like that but they also might not be able to track all the people, towns and amount of compensation has been given to a tee. Also they didn’t look to technically connected as America or great Britain so there could also be flaws in the data management system so they had to use a rounded estimate.
François Michel (6 months ago)
So the guy wants eat local, fresh, bio product like a vegan, but animals won't let him do that. That's why I'm a carnist 😂
Primal Rage (6 months ago)
Crop insurance
_Bob McCoy (6 months ago)
*Yes, and a magical unicorn also pooped candy down my chimney*
Who let The Dogs out? (6 months ago)
_Bob McCoy lt’s fake dude no magical creature
Vince Gerard (6 months ago)
No one asks if ur first or 2nd.
C r gun Gun (6 months ago)
Shariq (6 months ago)
Call 911 for help ;) thank me later :D