The plea also noted that the elephants were starving at Annamalai Tiger Reserve above Amaravathi Dam, due to infestation of thorny tree species, like Nattu Karuvel, Odai Vel and Kudai Vela Maran, Seemai Karuvel on the buffer zone of the elephant corridor. All the plants were imported from Africa and America. However, they were not edible food for elephants and other animals and they hurt the elephants. Following this, they moved towards Kudhirayar, which turned out to be a good source for food that suits it and abundant water resources. They were inhabited by humans resulting in life-threatening conflicts. The elephants caused menace to people by entering their fields and even attacking them.