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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