Texts For Tusks: Farmers In India Find A High-Tech Way To Track Elephant HerdsThe Rainforest Site
We know that texting while either walking or driving can cause fatal accidents, but did you know that a single text can save hundreds of lives? In India, tea and coffee farmers used to live in fear of elephants, as 41 people have died between 1994 and 2013 during direct contact with them. This was primarily because they were unaware of the presence of these elephants in the forests between the farms.
However, a new early warning system has been devised, sending text messages to farmers to alert them to nearby elephants, states National Geographic. And it works — no further deaths have been reported.
Watch this video to see the ingenious technology farmers are using in action.