Project Elephant

Project Elephant was launched in 1991-92 to assist the States having free ranging populations of wild elephants to ensure the long term survival of identified viable populations of elephants in thei natural habitats . The project is being implemented in the 13 states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Major Activities:

  1. Ecological restoration of existing natural habitats and migratory routes of elephants
  2. Development of scientific and planned management for conservation of elephant habitats and value population of wild Asiatic elephants in India
  3. Promotion of measures for mitigation of man-elephant conflict in crucial habitats and moderating pressures of human and domestic stock activities in crucial elephant habitats
  4. Strengthening of measures for protection of wild elephants from poachers and unnatural causes of death
  5. Research on Project Elephant management related issues
  6. Public education and awareness programmes
  7. Eco-development
  8. Veterinary care

India’s Elephant Reserves

25 Elephant Reserves (ERs) extending over about 58,000 square kilometers (22,393.9 sq mi) have been formally notified by various State Governments till now and consent for establishment of Baitarini ER & South Orissa in Orissa and Ganga-Jamuna (Shiwalik) ER in U.P has been accorded by MOEF. Apart from that there are a few in pipeline. All of them have been listed here:

Elephant Reserve

State

Rayala Elephant Reserve 

Andhra 

Kameng Elephant Reserve 

Arunachal 

Deomali Elephant Reserve 

Arunachal 

Sonitpur Elephant Reserve 

Assam 

Dihing-Patkai Elephant Reserve

Assam 

Kaziranga – Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve 

Assam 

Dhansiri-Lungding Elephant Reserve 

Assam 

Chirang-Ripu Elephant Reserve 

Assam 

Singhbhum Elephant Reserve 

Jharkhand 

Mysore Elephant Reserve 

Karnataka 

Bhadra Elephant Reserve 

Karnataka 

Wayanad Elephant Reserve 

Kerala 

Nilambur Elephant Reserve 

Kerala 

Anamudi Elephant Reserve 

Kerala 

Periyar Elephant Reserve 

Kerala 

Garo Hills Elephant Reserve 

Meghalaya 

Khasi Hills Elephant Reserve 

Meghalaya 

Intanki Elephant Reserve 

Nagaland

Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve 

Orissa 

Mahanadi Elephant Reserve 

Orissa 

Sambalpur Elephant Reserve 

Orissa 

Baitarni Elephant Reserve 

Orissa 

South Orissa Elephant Reserve 

Orissa 

Nilgiri Elephant Reserve 

Tamil Nadu 

Coimbatore Elephant Reserve 

Tamil Nadu 

Anamalai Elephant Reserve 

Tamil Nadu 

Srivilliputtur Elephant Reserve 

Tamil Nadu 

Shivalik Elephant Reserve 

Uttaranchal 

Mayurjharna Elephant Reserve 

W. Bengal 

Eastern Dooars Elephant Reserve 

W. Bengal 

 

Apart from that the elephant corridors have also been notified. Details about elephant corridors is here : http://envfor.nic.in/pe/ecorridors_glance.pdf

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