- Project Elephant was launched in 1992 by the Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests to provide financial and technical support to wildlife management efforts by states.
- To protect elephants, their habitat & corridors.
- To address issues of man-animal conflict.
- Welfare of captive elephants.
About the project
- Project Elephant is being mainly implemented in 16 States across 32 Elephant Reserves, viz. Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Main activities under the Project
- Research on Elephant management related issues;
- Public education and awareness programmes;
- Veterinary care
- Elephant Rehabilitation/Rescue Centers.
- Ecological restoration of existing natural habitats and migratory routes of elephants are builder.
- Development of scientific and planned management for conservation of elephant habitats and viable population of Wild Asiatic elephants in India;
- 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;
- Strengthening of measures for the protection of Wild elephants from poachers and unnatural causes of death;