Project Elephant

  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme
  • Launched in 1992
  • Objectives:
    • To protect elephants, their habitat & corridors
    • To address issues of man-animal conflict
    • Welfare of captive elephants
  • It provide financial and technical support to major elephant bearing states in the country for protection of elephants, their habitats and corridors. It also seeks to address the issues of human-elephant conflict and welfare of domesticated elephants.
  • Main activities of the Project are as follows:
    • Ecological restoration of existing natural habitats and migratory routes of elephants;
    • 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 protection of Wild elephants form poachers and unnatural causes of death;
    • Eco-development and Veterinary care.

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