Sunday, October 2, 2022

Tamil Nadu’s 5th elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said that that the state got its fifth elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai in Tirunelveli district.

1,197.48 sq km area of land has been notified as an elephant reserve.

In the last three years, Dandeli Elephant Reserve has been notified by Karnataka, Singphan Elephant Reserve by Nagaland and Lemru Elephant Reserve in Chhattisgarh.

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Project Elephant

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 for their free-ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants. The project aims to ensure the long-term survival of the population of elephants in their natural habitats by protecting them, their habitats and migration corridors.

Elephant Reserves in India

Reserve NameState
MayurjharnaWest Bengal
SinghbhumJharkhand
MayurbhanjOrissa
MahanadiOrissa
SambalpurOrissa
BaitarniOrissa
South OrissaOrissa
LemruChhattisgarh
Badalkhol-TamorpinglaChhattisgarh
KamengArunachal Pradesh
SonitpurAssam
Dihing-PatkaiAssam
South ArunachalArunachal Pradesh
Kaziranga-Karbi AnglongAssam
Dhansiri-LungdingAssam
IntankiNagaland
Chirang-RipuAssam
Eastern DooarsWest Bengal
Garo HillsMeghalaya
Khasi HillsMeghalaya
MysoreKarnataka
WayanadKerala
NilgiriTamil Nadu
RayalaAndhra Pradesh
NilamburKerala
CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
AnamalaiTamil Nadu
AnamudiKerala
PeriyarKerala
SrivilliputturTamil Nadu
ShivalikUttarakhand
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh
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