India has the highest concentration (more than 50%) of wild Asian elephants in the entire world. The scientific name of Asian elephants is “Elephas maximus”.

Currently, there are 32 elephant reserves in India. And they spread over ten elephant landscapes. The elephant is the state animal of Jharkhand, Kerala, and Karnataka.

There are currently 32 elephant reserves in India. Agasthiyamalai Elephant Reserve is the most recent addition to India’s Elephant Reserves. 

Agasthiyamalai Elephant Reserve has been notified in 2022 by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The latest 5 elephant reserves are ___

29th elephant reserve – Dandeli Elephant Reserve (Karnataka) 30th elephant reserve – Singphan Elephant Reserve (Nagaland)

31st elephant reserve – Lemru Elephant Reserve (Chhattisgarh) 32nd elephant reserve – Agasthiyamalai Elephant Reserve (Tamil Nadu)

The Government of India declared the Indian elephant as National Heritage Animal in 2010. India’s first elephant rehabilitation center is to be set up in Kottur, Kerala.

Gaj Yatra is a nationwide awareness campaign to celebrate elephants and highlight the need to protect elephant corridors.

 Plan B, a unique strategy adopted by the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) to keep wild elephants off the tracks.

Project elephant was launched by the Government of India in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with the following objectives